Hakuba Mominoki Hotel
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Today I headed off North to Nagano on a morning bullet train from Tokyo. I will be using Nagano as a base for visiting other locations over my 2 day stay here due to its ease of commuting back to Tokyo. My plan for this first day was to arrive in Nagano, drop my bags off at the station luggage lockers and then head on a bus out to Jigokudani wild snow monkey park. This all went to plan thanks to the helpful people in the information ...
The travel plans today were going to be quite simple. At 10am, we were taking the Shinkansen from Nagano to Matsumoto, arriving at 10.49am. We were going to Matsumoto Castle, then back to Nagano and to Zenkoji temple.
We were supposed to catch the EJR hybrid train in the morning but that was not running for some unknown reason. This train was supposed to take us to the highest station in on the JR ...
... walk through the winter walk where workers have to walk for 20km for 6 hours. There was a monkey sitting on the top of the stairs so it became a choice of whether we wanted a photo of the monkey or that of a train going over the red bridge. In the end, the train on the bridge won out.
We came out at near the red bridge to see the first train go over the bridge. After that, we walked on a bush track and on to an ...
It had rained quite heavily during the night and was still raining. There was no news to say that the train was cancelled, so we ant ahead. Luckily, the carriages were covered. The view was different in the rain and the water was no longer turquoise but brown. The leaves were turning golden, even from yesterday. There was a lot more water in the river and there were a lot more waterfalls.
Because of the rain, we ...
... 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 ...