Pension Happiness

Address: Akakura Saint Moritz, Myoko, Niigata Prefecture, Chubu, 949-2111, Japan | Pension
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This pension, located in the Akakura Onsen area of Myoko, is near Suginohara.
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Travel Blogs from Myoko

Kusatsu

A travel blog entry by annsan on May 08, 2015

38 photos

... symbol of Kusatsu. Here, hot water from the spring's origin gushes down wooden channels made from five-centimeter thick pinewood still containing large amounts of resin. Fine quality pinewood or Japanese cypress rich in resin is the optimum choice of material to continuously withstand acidic spring water. This is why many inns still have old, wooden bathtubs made of similar materials. We were just in time to attend the Yumomi performance. To cool off the ...

From Tokyo to Kusatsu

A travel blog entry by annsan on May 07, 2015

24 photos

... climbing and winding. We pass ski areas that were built for the 1998 Olympics held in Nagano. Lots of ski lifts everywhere and as the road takes us higher and higher there is more snow alongside the roads, we see beautiful vistas with snowcapped mountain tops. This area is called the Japanese Alps for a reason! We stop at the highest point of the Tori pass and see fuming areas in the distance. This is a very volcanic area with many hot springs. Then we ...

Snow Monkeys!

A travel blog entry by acampen on Mar 27, 2015

2 comments, 10 photos

... entrance. This has by far been one of the most intricate travel experiences we have ever attempted, but we both think the payoff was worth it.

Prior to our visit, however, we were warned -- repeatedly, through guide books, websites, brochures, etc. -- that the monkeys were dangerous ("Do not look them in the eyes") and would steal items and are easily provoked into attacking. Thus, it was with some trepidation that we made our way into their area of ...

Off to Nagano to see the snow monkeys

A travel blog entry by brenton-alan on Mar 27, 2015

31 photos

... temp of 19.
Today we take a bus into the mountains to visit the Snow monkeys. The monkeys live near a hot spring and will sit in the hot springs right through winter to keep warm. The bus ride is 1 hour and has some stunning views. You have to walk 1.5ks through a beautiful forest to get to the entrance of monkey park. Now as the snow is melting the path is very wet and muddy.
After paying the entrance fee we finally lay eyes ...

Heading home...

A travel blog entry by hortonsontour on Mar 07, 2015

4 photos

... of the slope and sat back completely horizontal and started picking up speed, came through the slow down flat section at about Mach 3 hit the steep snow slope at the stop zone, went up it like a ski jump and over it and ended up in some plastic signage on the other side. He screamed a bit because he was caught up and couldn’t get out but was OK. Sinead lost about 5 years from her life and managed to untangle him. That ...