Yorozuya Annex Yurakuan
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This was the part of the trip that began to worry me the most as we got closer to departure. Off-season resorts, potential disappointment of not seeing monkeys, or the monkey park being so cheesy and terrible everyone hated it. It seemed like lots of potential mishaps that would be hard to get everyone re-enthused about the rest of the trip.
... 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 ...
... the floor.
Our room overlooks the train line and Nagano train station, so we get to see the trains come and go, even the Shinkansen.
We take a walk around the area and find a supermarket to get some breakfast supplies.
What a great nights sleep in a real bed. We both slept really well and the noise from the trains did not bother us at all. Opening the blinds reveals a magnificent day with nothing but blue sky and ...
For the final day, we got up and had our normal breakfast. Sam laughed that the HP had been unopened the whole season and since Thomas arrived, we'd just finished the bottle!
We had a couple of hours to kill so decided to go sledging. Kids loved it although it nearly killed Sinead. Isabel and Thomas did some nice runs and there was a nice carved toboggan run. For the final run, Thomas decided to go to the top of the ...
... finally got down to the bottom and re-charged in a really cool vegan restaurant called Roots. We said goodbye to Adam and then off for a final afternoon of family skiing and the kids were amazing. Sinead also managed the Olympic downhill section and the by the time Sinead gave up with 30 mins after a couple of nasty falls, the kids carried on with about 5 back to runs. ...