Apricot Pension

2940-14 Hokujo Misorano, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 399-9301, Japan | Pension
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Travel Blogs from Hakuba-mura

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... tonight and they were able to make a reservation for us at a good hotel, about a 20 minute walk from the station. Having arrived at the Starbucks before 10 o'clock we finally left (several drinks and cakes later) just before 2:00 for the walk to the hotel. We had an early start because we went to the Zenkoji Temple before breakfast to see the monks at their morning ceremony. We left the ryokan at 6:40 stepping out into a white world with the snow still falling heavily. We were ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... the next train, which was to Nagano, we missed it and had to wait for the next one. That was 20 minutes late leaving so what had been at the outset a very tight schedule for the day so that we could see the snow monkeys became almost impossible. We were over an hour late arriving in Nagano and then had to catch a public bus for a 40 minute ride before walking almost two miles to the hot springs (onsen) where the monkeys bathe. We rushed through Nagano ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... was initially fascinated by the monkeys, and these monkeys were calm enough to simply walk up to and past the camera wielding humans as if they weren't even there. She too soon got sick of the monkeys, of which the majority were just huddled together, trying to keep from freezing.

The main event of the monkey park is undoubtedly the hot spring pool. This pool filled with volcanic hot spring water, attracts the ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... grass. I argued that 1. I'm foreign, so I can't read the signs, and 2. There was no grass. Grass is green, This was brown. At best, it was hay.

After removing myself from their hay, and trying not to break a hip on the black ice that stood between me and the concrete pathway that the girls were on, we continued on to the actual shops. In doing so we passed what has to be the most pathethic snow park in the world. I'm sure, like me, ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... around 45 degrees celcius, the cart service came around offering hot coffee, hot teas and hot soups. The girl was honestly stunned when the group of Aussie tourists down the back of the carriage ordered ice-creams.
Flustered, she obviously wasn't prepared for such a request, because apparently nobody orders ice-cream in winter. So with a disgruntled look on her face she left her cart where it was, mid-carriage, and wandered off towards the front of the train. She ...

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