Snow Monkeys and onsen boiled eggs December 24th 2011 Probably one of the biggest highlights of my holiday was the trip on Christmas Day to see the Snow Monkey's in Jigokudani yaenkoen.
We arrived in Yudanaka Onsen in northen Nagano on 24 Demember, via the Snow monkey express train. We'd booked into a lovely Ryokan guesthouse, Shimaya , run by the sweetest and most helpful couple imaginable. Th ... read more
Asia » Japan » Nagano In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Hi I'm Vic from the UK and I've been working in Japan as an assistant language teacher since last August. I live in a small village in southern Nagano, called Takagi. This blog is to keep a record of my time in Japan and all the adventures I get up to. ... full info