Uematsuya Ryokan

1628 Bessho Onsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 386-1431, Japan | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ueda

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... before being hustled by the guide into our shoes again and outside so that we could line up, remove our hats, hide our umbrellas behind ourselves and then crouch down with bowed heads and hands together as in prayer so that we could be blessed by the priest on his way past. The blessing consisted of being struck on the head by one of the beads he was carrying. We left the main hall and clambered through the snow, which was up to mid calf level in the gardens to see some minor ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... reached the city outskirts we went onto an expressway where the speed limit was set at 50 mph. Having left the expressway we started to climb into the foot hills of the Japanese Alps and the driver pulled the bus over to put snow chains onto the back wheels. Snow chains on we could climb the hill and eventually we were set down at a bus stop in the town of Yudanaka. It was about 3:20 and the bus journey had taken over an hour. Then everyone was away racing up ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... its nose, and the sound of a thousand shutters clicking echoed loudly around the ravine. The other monkey turned its head, and again the shutters clicked nonstop for a few seconds to capture the magic.

I'm not sure if their artistic abilities and perspective was seeing something that I was missing. To me it just looked like 2 monkeys in a pool.

I was unable to get down to the poolside where the "professionals" ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... notion of the Japanese highlands in the middle of winter was a little too optimistic, but I was expecting snow covered footpaths, snow plows clearing the streets in the mornings, and awnings and carports which had to have the thick piles of snow scraped off them because they were in danger of collapsing. All we're actually getting is a few flakes of snow yesterday, and enough snow here and there to make the odd pile of ice and slush. ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... complete accident that we were in there.

So on we trekked, out in search of an actual shopping centre, and we came across the My Town C-One shopping arcade. A small but pleasant place for us to get in out of the cold for a few and hour until our room became available.
Little did I know that this place would have a 100 yen store on the second floor, and since we've had a distinct lack of time to browse 100 yen stores so far, Veronica thought this would be ...

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This 3 star hotel is located in the Bessyo Onsen area of Ueda.
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