If you go early before 9.00am you will see the monkeys before you actually reach the park. After 10.30 it gets really busy so the tranquil forest walk leading to the park is more like M6 on a bad day. Monkeys fed by the rangers relaxing in the pools, totally chilled by the mass of humanity. Kids really enjoyed the... 更多
We had visited the snow monkeys so took local bus to the town and had an hour before the train to Nagano. There was not much open but we enjoyed an uphill walk to th Goddess of Mercy statue. There is a big bell to ring too. There are also 2 public foot baths - one near the station.
Yudanaka was the very first onsen experience in Japan. The trip was in December so with few guests enjoying the onsen had he whole bath for myself. The ryokan has Japanese styled rooms and we stayed in one such room with traditional tatami mat beds. Amazing healing waters in the onsen. The hosts are very warm and friendly and serve... 更多
It was a nice visit but a bit disappointing for me. When I heard "outdoor onsen" I immediately thought of a natural one with a beautiful mountain view. That was not the case - it was just a tiny garden surrounded by walls. The do not supply a yukata or towels (you can purchase a towel on the vending machine... 更多
I came through to see the snow monkeys and only stayed one night. The cherry blossoms (Sakura) were in full bloom a week or two after they were mostly finished in Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. There are orchids and orchids of them that you pass on the train on the way to town. This town and Shibu Onsen (right next... 更多