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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 9 Itinerary: Yahiko 弥彦, Niigata-shi 新潟市

Day 9: 24.10.2016 (Mon)
* Day 5 / 5 JR East Pass usage


Breakfast: Ryokan Imai いま井

Ryokan Imai > Toyosaka JR 豊栄駅
by taxi. [3,300 yen]

Toyosaka JR 豊栄駅 (0858 hrs) > Yoshida JR 吉田駅 (1019 hrs)
by local train.

Yoshida JR 吉田駅 > Yahiko Shrine 弥彦神社
by taxi. [2,030 yen] 
* Took taxi because missed connecting train.


Visited Yahiko Shrine 弥彦神社.


Visited Yahiko Koen 弥彦公園.

Yahiko JR 弥彦駅 (1250 hrs) > Niigata JR 新潟駅 (1357 hrs)
by local train.

Niigata Ekimae 新潟駅前 > Furumachi 古町
by bus. [210 yen]


Visited Furumachi 古町 and Kamifurumachi 上古町.


Lunch: Furumachi Ken's Burger 謙’sバーガー

Furumachi 古町 > Bandai 万代
by bus. [210 yen]


Visited Niigata Nippo Media Ship 新潟日報 メディアシップ.
http://niigata-mediaship.jp/

Shopping at Isetan.

Bandai 万代 > Niigata Ekimae 新潟駅前
by bus. [100 yen]

Break: Aunt Stella's, at Niigata JR Station.

Niigata JR 新潟駅 (1856 hrs) > Tokyo JR 東京駅 (2100 hrs)
by Toki 344.

Tokyo JR 東京駅 > Hamamatsucho JR 浜松町駅 > HND International Airport 羽田国際空港
by JR Yamanote line and Tokyo Monorail.

HND Int (0005 hrs) > SIN T1
by JL035.

- End of Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) trip -

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 8 Itinerary: Murakami 村上, Shibata 新発田, Tsukioka Onsen 月岡温泉

Day 8: 23.10.2016 (Sun)
* Day 4 / 5 JR East Pass usage

Breakfast: Toyoko Inn Niigata Ekimae 東横イン新潟駅前

Niigata JR 新潟駅 (0827 hrs) > Murakami JR 村上駅 (0914 hrs)
by Ltd Express Inaho 1.


Visited Iyoboya イヨボヤ. [600 yen]


Visited Machiya 町屋 - Mishou Kikkawa 味匠きっかわ


Lunch: Bishokuya Yamashi 美食屋やま信

Murakami JR 村上駅 (1319 hrs) > Shibata JR 新発田駅 (1353 hrs)
by local train, via JR Uetsu line.


Visited Shimizu-en 清水園. [700 yen]
http://hoppou-bunka.com/shimizuen/

Shibata Ekimae 新発田駅前 > Ryokan Imai いま井
by free shuttle service provided by Ryokan Imai.

Checked in: Ryokan Imai いま井


Visited Teyu no mori 手湯の杜, Ashiyu Yutabi 足湯湯足美.


Dinner: Ryokan Imai いま井

- End of Day 8 -

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 7 Itinerary: Genbi Shinkansen 現美新幹線, Yuzawa Kogen 湯沢高原, Niigata-shi 新潟市

Day 7: 22.10.2016 (Sat)
* Day 3 / 5 JR East Pass usage

Breakfast: Hatago Isen 井仙


Visited Yuzawa Kogen 湯沢高原. [1,800 yen 1,500 yen, discounted ticket purchased from Hatago Isen]


Break: Mizuya 水屋

Shopping at CoCoLo Yuzawa.


Echigo Yuzawa JR (1244 hrs) > Niigata JR 新潟駅 (1338 hrs)
by Genbi Shinkansen 現美新幹線; Toki 453.


Checked in: Toyoko Inn Niigata Ekimae 東横イン新潟駅前

Collected Ekikara Hiking Map from Tourist Information Center (Bandai Exit).


Visited:




Dinner: Kaisen-ya 海鮮屋

Shopping at Lovela.

- End of Day 7 -

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 6 Itinerary: 越乃 Shu Kura, Echigo Tsumari Art Field 越後妻有大地の芸術祭の里, Echigo Yuzawa 越後湯沢

Day 6: 21.10.2016 (Fri)
* Day 2 / 5 JR East Pass usage

Breakfast: Toyoko Inn Nagano eki Zenkoji guchi 東横イン長野駅善光寺口

Nagano JR 長野駅 (0932 hrs) > Joetsu Myoko JR 上越妙高駅 (0954 hrs)
by Hakutaka 553.


Joetsu Myoko JR 上越妙高駅 (1002 hrs) > Tokamachi 十日町駅 (1232 hrs)
by 越乃 Shu Kura.
http://www.jrniigata.co.jp/koshinoshukura/index.html


Tokamachi 十日町駅 (1259 hrs) > Matsudai まつだい駅 (1308 hrs)
by local train via Hokuhoku line ほくほく線.

Lunch: Satoyama Shokudo 里山食堂


Visited Nobutai 農舞台. [600 yen]


Matsudai まつだい駅 (1645 hrs) > Echigo Yuzawa 越後湯沢駅 (1726 hrs)
by local train via Hokuhoku line ほくほく線.

Checked in: Hatago Isen 井仙


Dinner: Hatago Isen 井仙

- End of Day 6 -

Friday, December 16, 2016

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 5 Itinerary: Azumino 安曇野, Matsumoto-shi 松本市

Day 5: 20.10.2016 (Thu)


Breakfast: Sansuikan Yuwasou 山水観湯川荘


Shirahone Onsen 白骨温泉 (0920 hrs) > Sawando Shakomae さわんど車庫前 (0931 hrs)
Sawando Shakomae さわんど車庫前 (0953 hrs) > Shin Shimashima 新島々 (1053 hrs)
by bus. [1,250 yen]

Shin Shimashima 新島々駅 (1053 hrs) > Matsumoto 松本駅 (1122 hrs)
by Matsumoto Dentetsu 松本電鉄, via Kamikochi line. [700 yen]

Matsumoto JR 松本駅 (1211 hrs) > Hotaka JR 穂高駅 (1236 hrs)
by local train. [320 yen]


Lunch: Soup Curry Hanjiro スープカレーハンジロー.
* Took taxi from Hotaka. [700 yen]
http://hanjiro.jp/


Visited Daio Wasabi Farm 大王わさび.
* Took taxi from Soup Curry Hanjiro. [1,400 yen]

Daio Wasabi Farm 大王わさび > Hotaka JR 穂高駅
by taxi. [1,200 yen]

Hotaka JR 穂高駅 (1559 hrs) > Matsumoto JR 松本駅 (1626 hrs)
by local train. [320 yen]


Matsumoto Ekimae 松本駅前 (1640 hrs) > Kuranomachi Nakamachi 蔵のまち中町 (1643 hrs)
by bus. [200 yen]



Visited Nakamachi dori 中町通り and Nawate dori 縄手通り.
http://nakamachi-street.com/


Break: Okinado おきな堂
http://www.okinado1933.com/

Matsumoto JR 松本駅 (1947 hrs) > Nagano JR 長野駅 (2039 hrs)
by Ltd Express Shinano 21. [2,320 yen]

Checked in: Toyoko Inn Nagano eki Zenkoji guchi 東横イン長野駅善光寺口

- End of Day 5 -

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 4 Itinerary: Matsumoto-shi 松本市, Kamikochi 上高地, Shirahone Onsen 白骨温泉

Day 4: 19.10.2016 (Wed)

Breakfast: Super Hotel Matsumoto Ekimae スーパーホテル松本駅前

Purchased Kamikochi/Norikura 2 Days Free Pass at Matsumoto Bus Terminal. [6,000 yen]

Matsumoto Bus Terminal 松本バスターミナル (0800 hrs) > Matsumoto Castle, Shiyakusho mae 松本城,市役所前
by bus. [200 yen]


Visited Matsumoto Castle 松本城. [610 yen 550 yen] *

Matsumoto Castle 松本城 > Kokubucho 国分町
by bus. [200 yen]


Visited Matsumoto City Art Museum 松本市美術館. [410 yen 310 yen] *

Break: Cen time, Matsumoto City Art Museum

Matsumoto City Art Museum 松本市美術館 > Matsumoto Ekimae 松本駅前
by bus. [200 yen]

Matsumoto 松本駅 (1209 hrs) > Shinshimashima 新島々駅 (1239 hrs)
by Matsumoto Dentetsu 松本電鉄 via Kamikochi line. [700 yen]

Shinshimashima 新島々(1250 hrs) > Kamikochi 上高地 (1355 hrs)
by Alpico bus, Shinshimashima ~ Kamikochi route (新島々~上高地). [1,950 yen]


Visited Kamikochi 上高地.

Kamikochi (1545 hrs) > Shirahone Onsen (1621 hrs)
by Alpico bus, direct bus from Kamikochi to Shirahone Onsen. [1,500 yen]


Checked in: Sansuikan Yuwasou 山水観湯川荘
http://www.sansuikan-yu.com/


Dinner: Sansuikan Yuwasou 山水観湯川荘

- End of Day 4 -

* Discount with Kamikochi/Norikura 2 Days Free Pass

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 3 Itinerary: Azumino 安曇野, Hakuba 白馬, Happo 八方池

Day 3: 18.10.2016 (Tue)

Breakfast spread served at Kai Matsumoto.
Breakfast: Kai Matsumoto 界松本

Asama Onsen Hot Plaza 浅間温泉ホットプラザ (0818 hrs) > Matsumoto Ekimae 松本駅前 (0843 hrs)
by bus. [360 yen]

Super Hotel Matsumoto Ekimae.
Checked in: Super Hotel Matsumoto Ekimae スーパーホテル松本駅前
http://www.superhotel.co.jp/s_hotels/matumoto/matumoto.html

Matsumoto JR 松本駅 (0922 hrs) > Hotaka JR 穂高駅 (0952 hrs)
by local train. [320 yen]

Hotaka Shrine.
Visited Hotaka Shrine 穂高神社.
http://www.hotakajinja.com/

Hotaka JR 穂高駅 (1045 hrs) > Hakuba JR 白馬駅 (1128 hrs)
by Ltd Exp Azusa 3. [1,590 yen]

Hakuba Ekimae 白馬駅前 > Happo Eki八方駅
by taxi. [1,200 yen]

On board Gondola Lift to Usagidaira.
Purchased Happo Alpen Line Round Trip Ticket. [2,900 yen]
Happo Eki 八方駅 > Usagidaira 兎平 by Gondola Lift "Adam".
Usagidaira 兎平 > Kurobishidaira 黒菱平 by Alpen Quad Lift.
Kurobishidaira 黒菱平 > Happo ike Sansou 八方池山荘 by Grat Quad Lift.

Happo ike.
Visited Happo ike八方池.
Walk from Happo ike Sansou to Happo ike took about 90 mins. 

Happo ike Sansou 八方池山荘 > Kurobishidaira 黒菱平 > Usagidaira 兎平 > Happo Eki 八方駅

Happo Eki 八方駅 > Hakuba Ekimae 白馬駅前
by taxi. [1,200 yen]

Hakuba JR 白馬駅 (1639 hrs) > Shinano Omachi JR 信濃大町駅 > Matsumoto JR 松本駅 (1811 hrs)
by local train. [1,140 yen]

Affordable grilled pork rice bowl (たっぷりネギ塩丼) at Matsuya.

Dinner: Matsuya 松屋

Shopping at Ario アリオ.

- End of Day 3 -

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 2 Itinerary: Snow Monkey Park 地獄谷野猿公苑, Obuse 小布施, Asama Onsen 浅間温泉

Day 2: 17.10.2016 (Mon)

Breakfast: Toyoko Inn Nagano eki Zenkoji guchi 東横イン長野駅善光寺口

Purchased Nagaden 1 Day Free Pass at Nagaden Nagano Station. [1,860 yen]

Nagano 長野駅 (0751 hrs) > Shinshu Nakano 信州中野駅 (0842 hrs)
Shinshu Nakano 信州中野駅 (0850 hrs) > Yudanaka 湯田中駅 (0905 hrs)
by Nagaden 長野電鉄.

Yudanaka Ekimae 湯田中駅前 (0936 hrs) > Kanbayashi Onsen 上林温泉 (0951 hrs)
by Nagaden bus 長電バス. [310 yen]


Visited Snow Monkey Park / Jigokudani Yaen Koen 地獄谷野猿公苑. [500 yen]
Walk from the bus stop to Snow Monkey Park took about 40 mins.

Kanbayashi Onsen 上林温泉 (1216 hrs) > Yudanaka Ekimae 湯田中駅前 (1231 hrs)
by Nagaden bus 長電バス. [310 yen]

Utilised footbath located beside Yudanaka Station.

Yudanaka 湯田中駅 > Obuse 小布施駅
by Nagaden 長野電鉄 [Topped up 100 yen to take express/rapid service]


Lunch: Kurabu 蔵部
http://www.obusedo.com/store/detail/club.html


Strolled around Nakamachi area.
Had chestnut flavoured ice-cream from Obusedo.

Obusedo 小布施駅 (1551 hrs) > Nagano 長野駅 (1616 hrs)
by Nagaden 長野電鉄. [Topped up 100 yen to take express/rapid service]

Nagano JR 長野駅 (1700 hrs) > Matsumoto JR 松本駅 (1750 hrs)
by Ltd Express Shinano 22. [2,320 yen]

Matsumoto Ekimae 松本駅前 > Kai Matsumoto 界松本
by taxi. [2,200 yen]

Checked in: Kai Matsumoto 界松本


Dinner: Kai Matsumoto 界松本

- End of Day 2 -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Chubu 2016 (Nagano & Niigata) 長野県と新潟県の旅 - Day 1 Itinerary: Zenkoji 善光寺, Nagano-shi 長野市

Day 1: 16.10.2016 (Sun)
* Day 1 / 5 JR East Pass usage

SIN T1 (0150 hrs) > HND Int (0950 hrs)
by JL038.

Exchanged JR EAST Pass (Nagano, Niigata area) at JR counter in Haneda International Airport.
Purchased pass prior to this trip. [17,000 yen]

HND Int > Hamamatsucho JR 浜松町駅 > Tokyo JR 東京駅
by Tokyo Monorail and Yamamote line.


Lunch: Bought ekiben at Tokyo JR Station

Tokyo JR 東京駅 (1204 hrs) > Nagano JR 長野駅 (1353 hrs)
by Asama 609, via Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

Checked in: Toyoko Inn Nagano eki Zenkoji guchi 東横イン長野駅善光寺口

Nagano Ekimae 長野駅前 > Zenkoji 善光寺
by bus. [150 yen]


Visited Zenkoji 善光寺. [500 yen for admission to okaidan meguri お戒壇巡り]
http://www.zenkoji.jp/


Dessert: Yawataya Isogorou Yokomachi Cafe 八幡屋礒五郎横町カフェ


Dinner: Komatsuya こまつや

Zenkoji 善光寺 > Nagano Ekimae 長野駅前
by bus. [150 yen]

- End of Day 1 -