Onyado Suminoyu

Shibu Onsen , 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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... before being hustled by the guide into our shoes again and outside so that we could line up, remove our hats, hide our umbrellas behind ourselves and then crouch down with bowed heads and hands together as in prayer so that we could be blessed by the priest on his way past. The blessing consisted of being struck on the head by one of the beads he was carrying. We left the main hall and clambered through the snow, which was up to mid calf level in the gardens to see some minor ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... the previous weekend. Our bullet train was delayed by about 15 minutes and then travelled some of the journey more slowly than usual. It was still a good experience. The countryside was very pretty but we couldn't take many photos because of the falling snow obscuring the view and also patterning the window with ice. We had to change trains after what was scheduled to be a 40 minute trip. It actually took 50 minutes. As we were to have had only a 20 minute ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... its nose, and the sound of a thousand shutters clicking echoed loudly around the ravine. The other monkey turned its head, and again the shutters clicked nonstop for a few seconds to capture the magic.

I'm not sure if their artistic abilities and perspective was seeing something that I was missing. To me it just looked like 2 monkeys in a pool.

I was unable to get down to the poolside where the "professionals" ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... of the visit was that Matsumoto castle ate my lens cap. I had it going in, but I didn't have it coming out. Somewhere in the halls of Matsumoto castle lies my lens cap off my new camera.
I took another walk through, and could not find it. Considering it was a black lens cap in a dark castle, against a knotted, dark wooden floor, I'm not surprised I didn't find it. The staff were great. The little man at the front desk was very ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... later when they asked me to hand the key back. After about a minute of making gestures of closing a door and showing them my empty hands, and pointing in the direction of our room, I think they either understood that I'd either locked the key in the room, or lost my mind. Either way they seemed to accept that as a valid reason why I wasn't handing the key back, and I was allowed to leave.

Charlotte and I browsed the web on the lobby computers to plan ...

Location

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