Takaraya

280-1 Ogimachi, Sado, Niigata Prefecture, Chubu, 952-0604, Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Sado

Cold & hot

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... times. I passed some local huts and the visitors center and right after that there was a serious bit of climbing. The Japanes, being practical just made a path straight up the mountain which resulted in a very steep climb. I could take just a few steps before i had to catch my breath again and even though it was pretty cold i was sweating really heavily.

I got to the top and after descending for a couple of minutes the snow was almost completely gone and it ...

Snow in May

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... if he could join me. I said of course and so we got into the park together. I didn't expect there to be snow in the park anymore but he told me it was quite normal and that it taks till summer for the snow to totally disappear. He also told me some nice interesting things about the park and it's surroundings, but also about the plants and creatures in it. He had some trouble with some english words so i gave him my Lonely Planet Phrase book ...

Another temple

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... Temple at least once in their lifetime so I thought I should too. Its a Buddhist temple and is the best temple I have seen so far ( still got Kyoto to come!!!!). On the temple grounds there are quite a few temples and needless to say I didn't venture into all of them - the main one was enough.

Nagano is a modern city ( except for the temple of course ) and was the home of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Not a ...

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

A travel blog entry by maxieduncan

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... snow made the walk more challenging than normal with the occasional section where I'd slip in to my knee. After I grabbed a steamed bun I jumped on the trolley bus through a 3.7km tunnel under Mt Tateyama. On the other side it was the Tateyama Ropeway. The Ropeway wasn't pleasant, a crowded car and ten minutes of cameras clicking away. Fair to say I was feeling crowded and a bit tired at this point. It was ...

Another action packed day

A travel blog entry by anniebusch

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  • Up in the mountains!
The bus took us on a long drive up and up into beautiful mountainous country. We finally disembarked and set off on a 30 minute treck through the woods to see the snow monkeys. Some of our party are well over 80 and quite a few of the others need walking sticks, but with a little help from others everyone made it up to the top. We spent an hour or so watching them (the monkeys), gambolling in ...

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