The Saihokukan Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... Out of the mountains and about 30 minutes from Nagano. Maleny/Montville style town. Warm here, about 24 degrees - so we were a bit hot as we dressed for the mountains. While touristy, it is quiet and unhurried. It is chestnut season for this area so speciality shops with everything "chestnut" and cafes, beautiful craft stores, sake brewery (no thanks after last nights headache), galleries and museums. There is also an open garden ...
... chopsticks....now that was a nice compliment. We learnt to say "very good" ...sounds like O..she. Bought some buckwheat tea to take home. We enjoyed all this in the company of Kerry and Gloria from Bermagui in NSW. We first met them on the trip to Nikko and they had used the same travel agency to do a self-guided personal itinerary as we had. Turns out we are doing the same stops next few days, and then we have different itinerary. Lovely couple so we really are ...
... destination that I've been thinking about for sometime. All of that culminated in a deep emotional response when I sat down in this elegant restaurant and saw that view. I sat for a minute taking it all in and then felt another emotion well up when I wished that I could share this moment with Amy. (Honey, I promise to take you here before I die.)
To top it all off, the meal was outstanding as was the service. I had a four course lunch of ...
... now but is still good fun as you get to walk among them as they pick fleas off themselves or eat food that is left by the park caretakers. Unfortunately, when I got to the main gate, I was informed that there were no monkeys in the park as they had all gone into the mountains where there are nuts available and also because it is mating season, supposedly. I guess if I were a monkey and were given the choice of hanging out by the monkey version of ...
Woke early and caught a taxi to Ueno station. JR Shinkansen to Nagano, then electric train on the Nagano dentetsuline to Yudanaka. Walked up to our accomodation - Shimaya. Mr Yumoto is very helpful. He drove us to the snow monkeys, then we walked 1.6 km through the forest to see the monkeys. They were everywhere, little babies, sitting in the hot spring, picking nits from each other and ...