The place we were staying at Tomi city is dominated by mountains all around and the most impressive is the Asama volcano, it is covered with snow, very beautiful. Then 2am on 2nd Feb the volcano erupted, #Bing bong bing# there is an anouncement system wired into the telephone system keeps the local people abreastRead more about Day 7- A Volcano erupts![…]
It was an exciting day, not only finally getting to see Matsumoto castle but experience driving there myself, a daunting prospect but it shouldn’t be too bad only 2 major road changes and it is sign posted most of the way. We printed out a Google map of the route and off we went. AfterRead more about Day6 – Matsumoto Castle[…]
We went to Suwa Lake by car, it’s hard drive so Shigeo took the wheel. It wasn’t long before we were in deep snow.
It took a while to persuade me to goto a Public Spa as you have to go in naked and that just doesn’t seem a very British thing to do. I suppose the sight of the mountains and the thought of coming all this way and not doing something. Anyway it turned out not thatRead more about Day4 – Japanese Spa[…]
Nagano is a long drive so we took the train from Tanaka station. The ticket machines in Japan are very hard for non Japanese readers to understand, and usually there is no English speaking help, Japan must do something about this if they want English speaking tourist trade. Click for larger picture. Here is someRead more about Day3 – Nagano Temple[…]