Previous entry: Sapporo to Nagano
Date: 11 december 2011
That day was our final day in The Land of the Rising Sun. Our flight home would be just before midnight.
Our last mission was to see the Snow monkeys of Nagano. To do that, we needed to catch a bus to the national park.
After some enquiries at the Nagano Railway Station, we found the bus that would take us to Jigokudani Park.
Our bus and its driver, waiting for the time to depart:
Just like other Japanese services, our bus departed on time. It was a nice day:
Our first encounter with a toll house (not that we are paying):
We stopped at the bus stand nearest to our park.
After walking for about 10 minutess, we saw this signage:
After several more minutes, we came to the entrance of the park:
1.6km more to go? Hmm….
There was some snow
Nice, well maintained pine park:
Oh, I thought these are the monkeys
Finally, the sight of our destination:
If we had all day, we would have explored more of this place:
Hot spring flows here:
This family had been walking at about the same pace as us since at the entrance of the park:
Can you spot a monkey here? (No, not me!):
Busy with the daily routine:
On further walking, we saw the hot water pool:
To be continued..