Hotel Mont Bien
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Today I headed off North to Nagano on a morning bullet train from Tokyo. I will be using Nagano as a base for visiting other locations over my 2 day stay here due to its ease of commuting back to Tokyo. My plan for this first day was to arrive in Nagano, drop my bags off at the station luggage lockers and then head on a bus out to Jigokudani wild snow monkey park. This all went to plan thanks to the helpful people in the information ...
... 2.04pm Shinkansen back to Nagano. We then took an old fashion bus to Zonkoji Temple. Owen left soon after and we were left to fend for ourselves. It was an easy 1.7Km walk downhill back to the hotel, supposedly.
We went around the gardens first and that took quite a while as it was quite large. The hordes of Japanese or more than likely, Chinese tourists, had already left by that stage and we could ...
The hotel had organised a morning walk at 6.30am. We were driven to near Kurobe River to see the sunrise at the gorge. There were monkeys playing and sitting on the road. Some didn't care that a car/bus was coming along and continued grooming. The Kurobe Gorge is the largest V-shaped gorge in Japan.
We were then driven to another ...
... finish them and most of us gave our extras to Joseph, who was pretty hungry as it was close to 3pm.
We returned to the hotel for a nap. The bad thing about staying at a ryokan is that there is no bed. The futons are rolled up during the day and rolled out for us during dinner. Joseph and to drag out two futons for me to nap in. Slept for about an hour and woke up just in time to have a shower and to go down for ...
... we were early and the rooms weren't ready, we opted to take the small Kurobe Gorge Railway train up to the gorge. Five didn't go. We had left John and Joan back at the previous train stop as they are an older couple and did not want to stay in a ryokan. There were 16 of us going and Owen was going to stay behind. In order to return back to the hotel in time for dinner at 6.30pm, we could not go right to the end of the line. We had ...