Markの冬休み Part 1

Over the holidays, my family and I went to Yudanaka, Bessho Onsen and a brief stop at Ueda. Yudanaka is in the north of Nagano (north of Nagano city). We took the shinkansen to Nagano station and then took a train to Yudanaka. Yudanaka is famous for its hot springs. It’s also close to the famous snow monkey park.

Yudanaka is a small town and is the last stop on the Nagano-Dentetsu Line. The train ride from Nagano to Yudanaka was great; seeing a landscape full of snow reminded me of my first trip to Japan. It brought back that excitement.

The hotel room was surprisingly big and my son loved it because he could jump around on the futons. After a nice shabu shabu meal (my son had hamburg) and going to the onsen, I took some pics of the town at night when it was snowing.

The next day, we all went to the snow monkey park. It’s about a two and a half kilometer hike up the mountain from the closest bus stop. Although it was sunny, it was colder than we had expected it to be. When we got to the park, I was surprised by how many monkeys were there and equally surprised by how many tourists were there.








remind me of 〜: 〜を思い出させる
surprisingly: 驚いたことに
although: にもかかわらず
expect: 期待する、予測する