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.
... others giving their feet a welcome break. The water is really hot and it takes me a couple of tries before I can immerse my feet into the hot water. The water has strong anti-bacterial powers with superior therapeutic and spiritual qualities. Emile's left foot was giving him problems and almost immediately after the footbath his neuropathy pains were gone :-) we enjoy a coffee on an outdoor patio and walk around town. After lunch in a local noodle ...
... in there. Everything is geared to tiny Japanese people.... According to Japanese custom shoes needs to be removed when entering the room, room slippers are waiting for us. Beds are extremely hard, each bed has a small and very thin pillow, there is another pillow in the closet. We unpack and relax for a while, then take a walk around the hotel. It is a large and kind of dated resort which could use some TLC...... Our Japanese dinner reservation is for ...
... 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 ...