Pension Happy Bell

2937-331 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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... from the taps no one tried the bath. Some of the party got a taxi to a public bath house after we had eaten but we didn't as we were so tired we just wanted to go to bed. For dinner we ventured out into the snow again to a soba noodle restaurant. Nagano specialises in soba or buckwheat noodles and they were really quite tasty. Fortunately the futons were quite comfortable and we had plenty of bedding so we slept fairly well as we were to be up early (again) the next ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... wearing it down. By the time we leave Nagano tomorrow, unless it snows tonight, I think we'll have the pile destroyed.

Still unsure of whether the trek into the mountains to the monkey park would be worth it, since it was a beautiful day with nothing else on the to-do list for us to explore in this region, we decided to give the monkey park a go, and I'm very glad we did.

There appears to be 2 main methods ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... etc. As we were entering, we got an ominous warning from another patron who was just exiting, warning me that I should watch my head at all times. Duly noted.

He was right. The interior of the castle was a fantastic maze of wooden hallways, and steep, almost vertical staircases. The hallways were extra wide apparently to allow samurai in full battle armor quick and easy access around the perimeter of the castle, and the ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... opportunity to punish me. So, with much dread, we entered Seria. No, not the wartorn epicentre of unrest in the middle-east, but a much calmer store, where everything costs 105 yen, or around a dollar.

The operators of Seria were either numb or stupid, because it was as hot as the surface of the sun in the store. It made the Shinkansen seem positively comfortable by comparison. 100 yen stores are unpleasant at the best of times, but this one was like shopping ...

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