Matsuya Ryokan

484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, Nagano, Chubu, 380-0851, Japan | Ryokan
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Wisdom and virtue are like the wheels of a cart

A travel blog entry by katdiana

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So, we are off on our cross-country adventure. The first trip was pretty quick and easy. It was my first time on the Shinkansen, or bullet train. We got to the station and tried to get reserved seat tickets. The reserved seats are included with our train passes, but the next two trains were booked. We decided to check out the non-reserved cars so …

Stranded in the snow

A travel blog entry by suebar

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... then made it back to some paths where the snow had been partly cleared so the walking was easier. The guide said that she had lived in Nagano for 40 years and had never known such heavy snow. We made our way back to the ryokan for breakfast. This was entirely vegetarian and we sat on floor cushions at very low individual lacquered tables. Then it was off, by bus, to the railway station. When we arrived at the station it was to find it very crowded and there were tv crews there ...

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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... 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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... park curator was expecting more snow, as he tirelessly worked to create the lamest mini toboggan run you will ever see, using the remaining bits of ice and snow that he was able to gather up off the ground.

The only other "snow" in this "park" was a snowman, and a small igloo. After Angela callously pushed the snowman's head off and made it roll down the hill it was not so much a snowman anymore as it was just a large snowball. I ...

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This ryokan, located on 484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, is near Shinano Art Museum, Shiga Kogen, Matsushiro, and Nagano Olympic Museum.
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