Tag Archives: Snow Monkeys

Morning Walk In Kamikōchi

We waken before seven. The promise of the starry night sky has been fulfilled, the long black veil of the shivering night has floated away and we emerge from our cabin, blinking in the soft morning light. The temperatures are … Continue reading

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Planet of the Snow Monkeys

Another morning in Japan, another whiskey hangover. The cure is a full Kobayashi breakfast (miso soup, sticky rice, nori seaweed, tofu, pickled vegetables, grilled salmon, noodles, spring onions, an omelet, satoimo potatoes and green tea) and as it gets to … Continue reading

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How To Behave In An Onsen

We’re on the way to Nagano, a mountainous prefecture in central Japan sometimes referred to as the Japanese Alps. In 1998 it had a moment in the international spotlight when it hosted the Winter Olympics games. The prefecture is also … Continue reading

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