Other Yudanaka Gems

Well, I said that Yudanaka was all about the snow monkeys.  And it really was.  But there were also other highlights.  Sake taste  testing and an onsen experience, among them. Walking back through the town, we stopped at a sake testing room.  These sakes are only sold in Nagano Prefecture and, of course, we preferred … More Other Yudanaka Gems

The Zen of Nature, Part III — the Snow Monkeys

Three train rides from Kyoto took us to Yudanaka, in the Nagano Prefecture.  And a return to the snow, which we had all missed in Kyoto.  Staying in a ryokan — or Japanese-style inn — added to the authenticity and charm of the Yudanaka experience. Yudanaka is all about the snow monkey experience.  Since seeing … More The Zen of Nature, Part III — the Snow Monkeys