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Nagano Diaries, Part #1

Mr Cheerful and I spent a gorgeous weekend in Nagano for my birthday celebrations, we ended up doing a Snow Monkey and Temple tour. Today it’s all about the Temple (and city) part of that. We went via Bullet train which was my first experience.  The route from Ueno to Nagano took just under 2 hours and was a pretty smooth ride if I say so myself. I know it’s not as cheap as going by coach, but it’s really convenient if you want to save travel time and to feel comfortable. There was lots of leg room and plenty of storage.  ** Cost about 7,800 yen one way per person . SORRY about the lack of photos inside the train, but here is a video from the interweb. Welcome to NAGANO! Fun Facts: Nagano is an inland prefecture situated in the central part of Honshu that spreads across the Central Highland, also known as the Roof of Japan. Because it is situated between the Kanto and Kansai regions, it developed while being influenced by …