Korakukan

6818 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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... 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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... 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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... has to inquire whether it was actually open, since it was so quiet.

It was, and along with maybe 4 other people in the entire castle grounds we worked our way through the manicured parklands and into the castle.
The friendly little chap at the front was very insistent about the rules for shoe etiquette, which we're very familiar with by now, but we indulged him the opportunity to tell us about how we're not allowed to wear ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... the platform at Tokyo station waiting for the Shinkansen Charlotte pointed out the coolest vending machine I'd ever seen in my life. Instead of actual bottles visible to select from, the vending machine simply had a giant touchscreen. When not in use the machine displayed news, weather, as well as information about the products contained within the machine, and when touched, the machine offered up advertisements and nutritional information about the product you'd selected. ...

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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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