Kanaguya

Shibuonsen, 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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... dinner together. This is traditional on the last evening of an Explore trip. As I was writing it the TV had an extended news programme about all the problems caused by the snow which is affecting the northern half of Japan. Well, most of us met in the hotel reception at 6:00 but there was then a division of ways and no group dinner. Some went back out into the snow to the temple again, planning to go to an. Italian restaurant. Two had already been out and bought sandwiches to eat ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... some of our overnight stuff in lockers to lighten the weight of our day sacks and just caught the bus. The snow was falling very heavily and a large amount had already accumulated on the roads. The traffic was slow. In the UK the traffic would already have ground to a halt because the road conditions were so bad but here they all use snow tyres so it keeps going for longer. However it was moving more slowly that usual and we crawled along while within the city. ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... but it wasn't. The initial entry into the heavily wooded forest didn't start well, with a set of steep and icy steps leading up through the snow and trees, but after those stairs, the path was just a gentle incline for the entire distance.

The path through the monkey park was either slippery ice, icy mud, or a strange mix of the two. The majority of the pathway was safe, despite the fact that in some sections it was ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... store (which is becoming a regular occurrence) because it is quick and cheap, we got to the train platform with a few minutes to spare. Boarding a local train for the trip through the mountains, the first thing that you notice is how damn slow they are, after you've just stepped off a shinkansen. But the 52 minute journey on the local line, which takes you up and over the snow covered mountains on the south western side of Nagano, is ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... while Veronica and the other 2 girls finished their breakfast, but before too long we were off. We didn't get far, because the best bread shop in the world, Vie De France, strangely interrupted our progress by forcing us to stop, go inside and purchase bread products to eat later on the Shinkansen to Nagano.

A few stops on an uncomfortably crowded local train from Kawasaki to Tokyo, and then we had our tickets booked for the Shinkansen to Nagano.

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