Pension Cow Bell

9464 Hokujo, 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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... then made it back to some paths where the snow had been partly cleared so the walking was easier. The guide said that she had lived in Nagano for 40 years and had never known such heavy snow. We made our way back to the ryokan for breakfast. This was entirely vegetarian and we sat on floor cushions at very low individual lacquered tables. Then it was off, by bus, to the railway station. When we arrived at the station it was to find it very crowded and there were tv crews there ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... some of our overnight stuff in lockers to lighten the weight of our day sacks and just caught the bus. The snow was falling very heavily and a large amount had already accumulated on the roads. The traffic was slow. In the UK the traffic would already have ground to a halt because the road conditions were so bad but here they all use snow tyres so it keeps going for longer. However it was moving more slowly that usual and we crawled along while within the city. ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... in the winter months) we worked out that we were in the inventively named Apple City, Nakano, we started to see something that had been missing on the current trip to the mountains...snow!

After around an hour of freeway travel, and then snaking our way up a mountain road, the bus driver announced our stop, seemingly at random, and stopped the bus at the side of the road, blocking the entire road leading up the hill. A ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... As a result it was the most uncomfortable train ride of the trip so far. With no spare seats together Charlotte and Angela had to sit with a Japanese businessman each, and Veronica and I sat together with Isabelle on our knee for the 55 minute train ride.
Imagine catching a cramped 80km/h sauna with your clothes on, with a bunch of loud Japanese businessmen and no fresh air, for almost an hour, with 3 kids and a wife who don't want to be ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... a decent snow storm roll in, so with the sun gone down, and the temperature now dropped easily below freezing in the wind, I took Charlotte and Angela for a walk back towards the train station, through the lightly falling snow, to the 7/11 for a selection of dishes and sandwiches for dinner. Since the Toyoko Inn rooms have very little room to eat, we made use of the tables, chairs and kitchen facilities in the hotel lobby to heat and eat our meals. Judging by ...

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This pension is located in the Hakuba happou Onsen area of Hakuba-mura.
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