Puchi Hotel Budoya

2446-11 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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... borrow umbrellas and without them we think we would have looked like walking snowmen before long. The snow was very deep but the shop keepers and the gardeners at the temple were already out clearing paths through the snow. We had an English speaking Japanese guide leading us around the temple. We walked through the main gates and into the grounds and then to the main hall where having removed our boots we walked up the side towards the main alter before descending some very ...

Snow, monkeys and the bullet train

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... stop with five minutes to spare. The bus was full and absolutely crawled back to Nagano because the traffic was so slow. It was still snowing very heavily. We picked up our stuff from the lockers in the station and caught a public bus to the ryokan where we were to stay the night. It is attached to but not run by the main temple complex in Nagano. We had been told it would be simple and simple it was. Very different from the one in which we had stayed at ...

Day 14 - Snow and monkeys at Jigokudani

A travel blog entry by apat

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... it so they can bathe and keep warm.
Apparently this is a fascinating natural phenomenon, but I found it more interesting in watching the humans at this pool than I did watching the monkeys.

In the hot spring pool itself, for the duration that I was there, there were 2 monkeys in the pool. They both looked warm, and fairly relaxed, but other than that, they looked exactly as you'd expect a wet monkey to look.
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Day 13 - Impromptu Karuizawa and Matsumoto Castle

A travel blog entry by apat

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... 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, ...

Day 12 - Nagano. Now we're cold.

A travel blog entry by apat

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... Just the essentials that we're going to need to survive the next few days.
We came across a nice looking shopping centre, and took the escalator straight to the second floor to the street. What we thought was a nice looking shopping centre actually turned out to be a 3 story bookshop cleverly masquerading as something interesting. What I actually found curious was, that in the the most technically advanced country on earth, in this age of tablet PCs and e-book ...

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