Senshinkan Matsuya

2222 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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... and seats. There were no seats available at the station as there was no waiting area and the cafe was full of people already waiting to find out if their trains would run. Once it was announced that the would be no trains our tour leader joined the ticket queue to obtain tickets for the first Shinkansen out tomorrow morning. He was successful. It will leave at 6:08am, so a very early start. He had already contacted explore! the tour operator to let them know that we might need a ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... road leading to the track to the monkeys. It was steep and very slippery as the snow had fallen on ice. Barbara had one of her walking poles with her and with good grips on her walking boots it wasn't too bad. Sue had not had a chance to put her metal ice grips onto her boots and so struggled until with the help of the tour leader she managed to get them on. Barbara had tried to help but they have to be stretched to get them on and really need to be put onto the ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... of the trip.

While watching the Japanese news in the foyer we noted that Nagano had just received an identical amount of snow overnight to our home in Newcastle. 0.0mm.
There is a single mound of dirty ice/snow which is piled up on the footpath not far from the hotel, around halfway to the train station. It's become a ritual for one, or all, of us to kick it on the way past, sending snow and ice chips flying. ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... walked out of the nice warm train station we looked over the shopping arcade, and were met with great views of a snow covered mountain with ski runs and chair lifts. At the time time we were hit with the less pleasant reality of icy cold winds blowing down off that same pretty snow covered mountain.

We're visiting the Japanese alps in what is almost literally the middle of winter. That said, I expected there to be more snow. Perhaps ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... instead of being jammed into a crowded, noisy and overheated coffee shop, we were outside in the crisp mountain air, under cover, watching the snow fall, while drinking our hot drinks, and trying on our new 100 yen goodies to see how well they worked in the cold. I was glad there were seats available outside.

After checking into the room, and doing some mundane tasks like clothes washing, it came time for dinner. We're on the top floor of the hotel, and we'd ...

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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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