Tamaya Ryokan

227 Bessho Onsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 386-1431, Japan | Ryokan
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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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... stop with five minutes to spare. The bus was full and absolutely crawled back to Nagano because the traffic was so slow. It was still snowing very heavily. We picked up our stuff from the lockers in the station and caught a public bus to the ryokan where we were to stay the night. It is attached to but not run by the main temple complex in Nagano. We had been told it would be simple and simple it was. Very different from the one in which we had stayed at ...

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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... said. A day? We were sick of it in under an hour, and that hour involved around 40 minutes in the Nike store trying on shoes. The Nike's in the outlet store were quite cheap, but not quite cheap enough in my opinion. They had a massive selection, but they didn't seem much cheaper than any other sports shoe store I've seen in Osaka, Tokyo or Kyoto.

Karuizawa is a very pretty location, and I'm glad we went there, but if you're ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... if we'd wanted it, but we settled for 2 rows to ourselves, spread out, and relaxed.

Heading from Tokyo to Nagano, the scenery gradually got hillier and hillier, and appeared to get much colder outside. Before too long the cityscapes of Tokyo and Nagoya changed into vistas of snow covered villages in rural towns who's names I can't remember, or in some cases even pronounce.

With the snow falling outside, and the Shinkansen's climate control turned ...

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4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding