Daimaruya

2273 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 381-0401, Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi

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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... dropped from a great height, sim-city style.

In the middle of the complex there is a huge grassed area, covered in brown, frozen grass, and a very pretty, icy cold pond, containing 2 of the coldest looking ducks I've ever seen. They were floating around among the ice cubes. I'm assuming they were real. They looked real.

I trekked straight across the field towards the pond, and Veronica tells me that the signs say to keep ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... items in a sauna, while wearing a fur coat. It wasn't long before we all started stripping off layers, and I wondered how much I could take off before pushing the boundaries of indecent exposure.

But as hot as it was, you can't really argue with the value. Gloves? 105 yen. Beanies, scarves, neck warmers, thick socks, earmuffs, etc? All 105 yen. For a couple of dollars it may just save some bits of me from dropping off due to hypothermia, so I guess the ...

Location

This ryokan, located in the Kumanoyu Onsen area of Yamanouchi-machi, is near Shiga Kogen Ski Area.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good