The Bears Den Mountain Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... documentaries. As I approached the onsen, the Macaques were staggeringly comfortable with human presence as they scurried past my ankles as I crossed the small bridge to the main pool. This allowed for some great up close photo opportunities. The highlights were probably seeing the incredibly close and protective bond of the mother and child and also seeing a full on chase between the two biggest Macaques all around the ...
... 2.04pm Shinkansen back to Nagano. We then took an old fashion bus to Zonkoji Temple. Owen left soon after and we were left to fend for ourselves. It was an easy 1.7Km walk downhill back to the hotel, supposedly.
We went around the gardens first and that took quite a while as it was quite large. The hordes of Japanese or more than likely, Chinese tourists, had already left by that stage and we could ...
... broke and we could see the alps and Mt Tateyama surrounding us. It wasn't that cold, surprisingly. We then took a Tunnel Trolley bus across to the ropeway at Daikanbo. I had just bought my nice, hot sweet potato but on trying to take a photo of the arriving cable car, it fell out of its bag and went splat about 3m down. Oh well, at least I managed to eat half of it first. From there, it was another ropeway down to ...
... finish them and most of us gave our extras to Joseph, who was pretty hungry as it was close to 3pm.
We returned to the hotel for a nap. The bad thing about staying at a ryokan is that there is no bed. The futons are rolled up during the day and rolled out for us during dinner. Joseph and to drag out two futons for me to nap in. Slept for about an hour and woke up just in time to have a shower and to go down for ...
... cold on the return trip in the open carriages but worth the views.
When we returned to the station, Owen was waiting for us with the bus. We had enough time for a quick shower and dressed in the traditional formal yukatas for dinner. Dinner was a sampling of different food types. I had to disgrace myself in the eyes of the Japanese by cooking my sashimi. I don't do raw fish, tuna or prawns. We had wagyu beef that we had ...