Penke Panke Lodge
Travel Blogs from Hakuba-mura
... and seats. There were no seats available at the station as there was no waiting area and the cafe was full of people already waiting to find out if their trains would run. Once it was announced that the would be no trains our tour leader joined the ticket queue to obtain tickets for the first Shinkansen out tomorrow morning. He was successful. It will leave at 6:08am, so a very early start. He had already contacted explore! the tour operator to let them know that we might need a ...
... 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. ...
... the park, area itself, and were met with more people than we'd seen all day, even though the park was far from crowded.
The monkeys themselves if I'm honest, weren't all that interesting. Unlike at Arashiyama in Kyoto however during the last trip, the monkeys at this park didn't attack me. I was just more impressed with the fantastic walk through the mountains and the beautiful scenery than I was with the monkeys.
... 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, ...
... later when they asked me to hand the key back. After about a minute of making gestures of closing a door and showing them my empty hands, and pointing in the direction of our room, I think they either understood that I'd either locked the key in the room, or lost my mind. Either way they seemed to accept that as a valid reason why I wasn't handing the key back, and I was allowed to leave.
Charlotte and I browsed the web on the lobby computers to plan ...
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