Toyoko Inn Ueda Station

1-6-11 Tenjin, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 386-0025, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ueda

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... then made it back to some paths where the snow had been partly cleared so the walking was easier. The guide said that she had lived in Nagano for 40 years and had never known such heavy snow. We made our way back to the ryokan for breakfast. This was entirely vegetarian and we sat on floor cushions at very low individual lacquered tables. Then it was off, by bus, to the railway station. When we arrived at the station it was to find it very crowded and there were tv crews there ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... to attract them down from the mountain for the visitors. The whole area around the spring smelled strongly of sulphur and you could see the hot water vapour in the air. We did not take too many photos as the falling snow was getting our cameras wet. We had to be away, walking back along the track by 4:30 so that we were in time for the last bus back to Nagano. This walk was a little slower that the one towards the monkeys and we were able to realise that ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... up camp, so I just calmly walked to the other side of the pool, which was closer to the monkeys, and getting down to ground level, began taking photos. Looking over at the pros, I see the visible scorn and mixed looks of either condemnation or pity on their faces, because I was using a camera that didn't require a suitcase to transport it around in, and my zoom lens was less than 2 feet long.

I'm still not sure what ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... Unpleasant.

But we made it, and after that train ride, walking out into the crispness of the Nagano night was welcome. The large digital temperature gauge above Nagano station read -1 (degrees C) which cooled us down nicely on the short walk to the hotel.

On the agenda for tomorrow, assuming everyone is well enough are the snow monkeys, and who knows what else. Tomorrow will probably be another day that we make up as we go along.
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Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... opportunity to punish me. So, with much dread, we entered Seria. No, not the wartorn epicentre of unrest in the middle-east, but a much calmer store, where everything costs 105 yen, or around a dollar.

The operators of Seria were either numb or stupid, because it was as hot as the surface of the sun in the store. It made the Shinkansen seem positively comfortable by comparison. 100 yen stores are unpleasant at the best of times, but this one was like shopping ...

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This hotel, located on 1-6-11 Tenjin, Ueda, is near Utsukushi-ga-Hara Open-Air Museum.
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