My favourite film from the Ghibli studios is Spirited Away. A number of ryokan inspired this anime fantasy, particularly Kanaguya, near the famous Jigokudani monkeys in the town of Yamanouchi.
While I was driving around in Nagano, I noticed a huge parabolic antenna lost in the middle of the mountains.
Mostly know for his ski resorts, Hakuba's village is also a very nice place to be in the end of autumn. That's where took place 1998's Winter Olympic Games.
The spot is marvellous: the birds, the sound of the water and the squealing mills... and from time to time, a damn mosquito.
We're getting at Jigokudani this time to visit the famous monkeys bathing in the onsen...
What about traveling with us to Nagano guys? All in drawings?
Tsumago Village. Let's explore this traditional village, in the heart of Nagano Prefecture.
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