Happy new year!
I hope you will get the rainbow like this in the year.
I am waiting for your visiting at the foot of this rainbow.
January 1st 2018
Azumino-Ikeda guesthouse manager Taka
(The picture was taken here in last September)
Around the guesthouse, middle to late September is rice harvesting season.
Now you can see golden field from here.
Nowadays, almost all works for harvesting has changed automatic,
but around here, you can see traditional way to dry grains with sunshine.
I hope you enjoy the pastral autumn view of Japan.
Nagamine-yama hilltop is one of the highly recommended visit point around here.
It takes half hour to the start trekking point from this guesthouse by free hire bike.
50 minutes trekking to the hilltop. Comfort and bright way,
good for easy-going hikers, not so tough as trekking to Japan alps.
From the top, you can see Japan alps mountains & Azumino plain.
SUPERB VIEW !!
I feel sorry, but staying fee will be changed from coming March.
The fee will be changed as following.
The price in ( ) is the difference from the fee now.
*dormitory 2800yen (+300yen)
*private room (fee on each one person)
1 person—6500yen (+1000yen)
2 persons—4500yen (+500yen)
3 persons—3300yen (+300yen)
4 persons—2800yen (+300yen)
*winter season extra (Dec.–Feb.) each one person 200yen (-100yen)
Thank you for your understanding.
Feb. 1st 2017 Azumino-Ikeda guesthouse
the manager : Nishida Takahiro
Nowadays, the weather becomes warmer day by day.
It becomes very good for walking or cycling around Azumino.
(They started planting rice)
But, I would like to tell to mountain trekking lovers
that it is still in winter around the top of Japan alps.
These photos were taken in 25th April by Enzanso lodge staffs.
(Enzanso stands at 2700m high, just next to the top of Mt. Tsubakuro)
Until late June, you need to take ice ax, crampons, winter wear, and so on.
Also you need the experience of using them.
I recommend to easygoing trekkers to go to Japan alps mountains
in late July (after rainy “Tsuyu” season), August, or September.
Please be careful for your safety and enjoyable trip!
Start here at 8:35 is my recommendation.
I take you to Akashina station with guesthouse car.
Leaving Akashina at 8:54 ,
arriving Nagano terminal almost 10:00.
Go through the central ticket check, and turn left to east exit.
Go down stairs left side.
Ride the bus stopping at platform no.23 or 24.
(Asking to the bus staff is recommended.)
Leaving Nagano at 10:15.
Arriving “snow monkey park” bus stop at 11:00.
Walking 30 minutes is required from this bus stop.
On the way to the monkey park,
there are many English signs for helping to go.
No need to worry about losing way.
Arriving this gate almost 11:05.
From this gate, the walking way is narrow and slippy.
Sporty shoes are recommended.
Finally, go upstairs and you find the entrance.
500 yen for each person is required.
Some monkeys are welcoming you around the entrance!
And some monkeys are relaxing in the bath!
“How is live camera going on?”
Humans and monkeys are going up on the same slope.
A baby monkey loves his(her?) mother.
After enjoying, go back to the bus stop.
I recommend you to check the departure time of the bus
before you start walking to the park!
I arrived here at 13:00, just departed……..
Of course, I know some happening makes travelling more joyful, right?