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... it was a very nice meal, simple but delicious.
They took some pictures of me with Oze park in the background and i set of for the second part of my hike. This was going to be the longest and toughest one. almost 15km over snowy, mountainous terrain. The first part was relatively easy but steadily going up, through forrested terrain. There was definitely more snow in these higher parts of the park and sometimes the walkway was impossible to see. Thankfully the ...
... to be found. I asked a few ladies if they could help me find the right bus and before i knew it i was surrounded by about six people (including the station master) who were al figuring out for me how i could get to my destination. The right bus was easily found and one lady who lives in Numata even asked the driver to give me a sign when it was time to transfer to the next bus because she had to leave earlier. She asked me about my ...
... br> It was pretty cool to see the bullet train because you hear so much about it. As we left Tokyo and went through the suburbs you could see why there were so many people in the city. There were houses and apartments everywhere and not alot of open space left.
Once we left the housing areas the train sped up and i fell asleep (traincalepsy...bit like carcalepsy but on a train!!) and didn't wake up until we arrived in Yuzawa.
We exited Minakami station amid a blizzard. It added to the excitement of finally being here. We were now in central Japan- the sea equidistant in all directions and it felt much further from Tokyo that it really was, about 150km to the north. The three hour journey had taken us from a busy 21st cetrury metropolis to a silent, snowy, desolate station town. A man holding a laminated sheet emerged forward through the snow. The sign said 'Takaragawa', the onsen for which we were ...
... us but for locals as well. The taxi from the station drives us 15mins more into the mountains and over the hill we approach a quaint little town called nozawa onsen shimotakaigun Nagano. The first person we meet is an Aussie who works the fields on uni break. According to him Nozawa is some what unknown to tourists. A hidden beauty for sure when you look out over the mountains at the trees dusted in snow and occasionally see a skier or ...
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