Pension Tulip

Higashi Akakura, Myoko, Niigata Prefecture, Chubu, 949-2106, Japan | Pension
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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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... the previous weekend. Our bullet train was delayed by about 15 minutes and then travelled some of the journey more slowly than usual. It was still a good experience. The countryside was very pretty but we couldn't take many photos because of the falling snow obscuring the view and also patterning the window with ice. We had to change trains after what was scheduled to be a 40 minute trip. It actually took 50 minutes. As we were to have had only a 20 minute ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... was initially fascinated by the monkeys, and these monkeys were calm enough to simply walk up to and past the camera wielding humans as if they weren't even there. She too soon got sick of the monkeys, of which the majority were just huddled together, trying to keep from freezing.

The main event of the monkey park is undoubtedly the hot spring pool. This pool filled with volcanic hot spring water, attracts the ...

Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... store (which is becoming a regular occurrence) because it is quick and cheap, we got to the train platform with a few minutes to spare. Boarding a local train for the trip through the mountains, the first thing that you notice is how damn slow they are, after you've just stepped off a shinkansen. But the 52 minute journey on the local line, which takes you up and over the snow covered mountains on the south western side of Nagano, is ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... while Veronica and the other 2 girls finished their breakfast, but before too long we were off. We didn't get far, because the best bread shop in the world, Vie De France, strangely interrupted our progress by forcing us to stop, go inside and purchase bread products to eat later on the Shinkansen to Nagano.

A few stops on an uncomfortably crowded local train from Kawasaki to Tokyo, and then we had our tickets booked for the Shinkansen to Nagano.

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This pension, located on Higashi Akakura, Myoko, is near Suginohara.
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