Friday, March 29, 2013
Well, I did it. That tourist scene that's on all the Japan tourist guides. I saw the Jigokudani Snow Monkeys. I had five days, and what better way to spend them than on 6 hours of train+shinkansen+train+train?
I stayed in a delightful place in the Yudanaka Onsen spa town. It had its own private baths, which means I had a light-headed-ness-inducing destressing experience every morning and evening. That's how I like to spend my St. Patrick's Day! Work is so stressful, it's really the only thing to do.
Something about snow-capped mountains in the background, and outdoor onsen (rotenburo) that makes everything better.