TripAdvisor Reviews Ryokan Nakamatsuya Ueda
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... Helen tried the White bean with cherry leaf which is the seasonal speciality which was really very good. Chris & Nia opted for the chocolate fillings. Full of sake & various foods we went to the castle which is heritage listed. Volunteers offer a free guiding service so we availed ourselves of this and had a very entertaining and informative two hours with our personal guide. We climbed right to the top of the castle and learnt a lot about castles and Japan in general. ...
... have tatami mats which must not be walked in in shoes. Nia likes them because it has a horsy stable smell (hay like smell). We have slippers for the hall area and special toilet slippers! There are no beds as the maids come to lay out the futon mattresses at 7pm. When Nia unpacked her bag she found her camera... After lunch we walked around the town which has lots of old houses and excellent craft shops. ...
... bus for the drive to the monkey park
It’s a 1.6km walk to where the monkeys are through a lovely pine forest. The Snow monkeys are Japanese Macaques are the only primates to live in a place where it snows. The monkeys are able to do this by spending their time in the onsen.
The monkeys are very amusing – especially the young ones who appear to have limitless energy and delight in ...
... to the top of the mountain.
The kids had a lesson in the morning and Leigh and I enjoyed skiing Yamabiko and Unoteira. The snow conditions are good in the morning but then soften up in the afternoon. We skiied til 4pm then headed back to the Lodge (I with Campbell on the gondola - Leigh was brave/foolish enough to take the other two on the Forest home trail)
Wednesday - April 1st
Wednesday wasn't the best day as the rain arrived and made the ...
... out to find the ‘Express’ bus to the park. To be clear, we had already traveled:
- 15 minute shuttle ride from the hotel to Shinjuku station.
- 20 minute train ride from Shinjuku station to Tokyo station.
- 90 minute shinkansen ride from Tokyo station to Nagano station.
- 45 minute bus ride to Kabayashi Onsen stop.
- 30 minute hike (up the mountain, through the woods and snow and mud) to ...