Nagano Day 1March 7 in Japan ⋅ ❄️ 0 °C
Very early train from Nikko to Nagano and then bus directly to Togakushi, a beautiful ski resort and supposed to have a few nice temples. Unfortunately with the snow, I couldn't reach the main temple and ninja museum but still had a good walk around the white forest.
Excellent traditional soba for lunch at Uruzaya.
I then met another French guy (also from Villefranche!!) touring Japan. We walked for a bit together and tried going back to Nagano but it was an adventure with a bus every 1h and a driver pretending not to see us near by a stop! It all ended up well with hitch hiking right away with a crazy lady who couldn't speak a word of English!
Back in Nagano to visit the Zenko-ji and then hotpot dinner at Yamajaya.Read more