Lodge Ariake

3356-8 Nagakura, Karuizawa, Nagano, Chubu, 389-0111, Japan | Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Karuizawa

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... borrow umbrellas and without them we think we would have looked like walking snowmen before long. The snow was very deep but the shop keepers and the gardeners at the temple were already out clearing paths through the snow. We had an English speaking Japanese guide leading us around the temple. We walked through the main gates and into the grounds and then to the main hall where having removed our boots we walked up the side towards the main alter before descending some very ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... and valley was very beautiful. It was forested and snow covered and we would really have liked to take our time and enjoy the scenery but we couldn't as we were racing against time again. We were really very annoyed to have spent eight hours travelling for just 20 minutes at the snow monkeys park since seeing them had been the main reason for choosing this particular tour. Many of the others on the tour were not too happy either. Having descended we made it to ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... to the monkey park from Nagano station. The local electric railway, and via bus. Consulting with the tourist information center at Nagano station, the bus was recommended due to the location at which it drops you off in proximity to the monkey park. Apparently there is a walking trail from the train station which is closed in winter, making the walk from the station much longer than that of the bus. Since the bus and train ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... in there over 2 feet long. Most of the fish were a horrible black/grey colour, but there was the occasional, white and orange speckled fish which really stood out.
The girls loved the fish. The fish should stick their heads above the water, and follow anyone walking along the edge of the moat, and if you held your hand out all of the fish would stick their heads out of the water with their massive mouths open, obviously waiting for ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... Just the essentials that we're going to need to survive the next few days.
We came across a nice looking shopping centre, and took the escalator straight to the second floor to the street. What we thought was a nice looking shopping centre actually turned out to be a 3 story bookshop cleverly masquerading as something interesting. What I actually found curious was, that in the the most technically advanced country on earth, in this age of tablet PCs and e-book ...

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This lodge, located on 3356-8 Nagakura, Karuizawa, is near Shiraito Falls.
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