- Room service
- Free parking
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... for the local soba noodles with mountain spring vegetables (we'd already seen fresh fern curls in the vegetable shop) - on the way we came across a Japanese doll shop - these dolls are used for a variety of purposes and ceremonies. The owner spoke good English and spent time explaining it all to us, it was really interesting. We were frustrated by not finding the two recommended restaurants as everything is in Japanese but we came across a big crowd and delicious food smells in ...
... only to find that we'd lost Nia's camera. We took the room apart but it was nowhere to be seen. We concluded it had been packed into a bag. We left the hotel in a taxi rather later than planned for our 10am train and only just remembered once the taxi set off that we'd left valuables in the hotel safe! We got to the station with 5 mins to spare and found our seats right at the front of the train - 8 carriages ...
... bus for the drive to the monkey park
It’s a 1.6km walk to where the monkeys are through a lovely pine forest. The Snow monkeys are Japanese Macaques are the only primates to live in a place where it snows. The monkeys are able to do this by spending their time in the onsen.
The monkeys are very amusing – especially the young ones who appear to have limitless energy and delight in ...
... to the top of the mountain.
The kids had a lesson in the morning and Leigh and I enjoyed skiing Yamabiko and Unoteira. The snow conditions are good in the morning but then soften up in the afternoon. We skiied til 4pm then headed back to the Lodge (I with Campbell on the gondola - Leigh was brave/foolish enough to take the other two on the Forest home trail)
Wednesday - April 1st
Wednesday wasn't the best day as the rain arrived and made the ...
... 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 ...