Hotel Tsubakino

3294 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 381-0401, Japan | 4 star ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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It's Saturday today and we were booked onto the 10:08am Shinkansen from Nagano on route for Tokyo. It hasn't stopped snowing very heavily since yesterday morning and when we arrived at the station this morning it was to find TV film crews and chaos. No trains had left that morning and there was to be a review at midday. At that time it was announced that no trains at all would run from Nagano that day. Meanwhile we had retreated to a Starbucks across the road from the station for ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... rooms were heated but the rest of the building was not. We had to share toilet and washing facilities. The washing facilities consisted of sinks lining the corridor and there were no western style showers. There was a small bath which would have had Japanese style showers to use before entering the bath. All those facilities are shared single sex as you bathe at the same time as other people. However as the hot water was broken and there was only ice cold ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... in a pile of snow which appeared solid, only to sink past my knees, we arrived at the monkey park.

The monkey park itself is very pretty, at the end of a ravine with steep mountains on all sides. As you'd expect, many areas are roped off to protect both the humans and the natural fauna, so there was a fairly well defined path that you follow to enter the park, and walk around it.

For a couple of dollars each ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... morsel you were about to drop into the water. By the size of the fish, and their well rehearsed actions, this feeding is obviously a common occurrence.

We had the whole castle, and it's grounds, virtually to ourselves. So much so that there were times where we actually wondered whether we were allowed to be where we were, or whether we were somehow trespassing in an area off-limits to tourists. When we got to the gate of the ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... a store of this magnitude stocking only hardcopy books would still be a viable venture. But to be honest business was booming. There were lots of people on every floor, all thumbing through books, and I think every one of them stopped reading to stare at the lost Aussie tourists, who obviously couldn't read a word of Japanese, as they walked through the bookstore searching for an exit. We purchased a couple of little items on level 2 just to make it appear like it ...

Location

This 4 star ryokan, located in the Kumanoyu Onsen area of Yamanouchi-machi, is near Shiga Kogen Ski Area.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent