SNOW MONKEY BEER & ROCK FESTIVAL SHIGAKOGEN The best ever event in Shigakogen National Park!!
40Beer manufacturuers & 10bands come together for 48hours of snow beer garden & live music.
2012 March 17 & 18.
"I would like to share a photo taken with Itsuo-san at the Yudanaka Station, as an appreciation for his very kind help when we arrived at Yudanaka station, clueless about where to go, what to see and how to get hold of the hotel people to arrange for transport." Reuben
FREE ELECTRIC BICYCLE from Yudanaka Station -backside (Use if Show your passport & proof you're staying in Yudanaka)
Help revive derelict trainline through Nagano orchards & snow monkeys by ridning 'The Snow Monkey Train',
or the older more seasoned if you're into it.
View Yudanaka in a larger map
Contacts for information in English:
There are often volunteers waiting at Yudanaka Station to help.
One, Tanaka-san is a nurse & very kind.
Another is Sato-sensei, a real-life retired Japanese High school teacher...maybe the perfect person to bump into.
(tips are not Japanese culture - but appreciated all the same)
100m up hill from Yudanaka station
(Mr Sho) 0269-33-2138
1km downhill from Yudanaka station
general inquires 0269-33-1107
Ryokan Uotoshi (Mr Miyasaka) 0269-33-1215 or +81-269-33-1215 from overseas
Ryokan Shiimaya (Mr Yumoto) 0269-33-2151 or +81-269-33-2151 from overseas
Ryokan Biyu 0269-33-4126 or +81-269-33-4126 from overseas
Ryokan Bozanso (Mr & Mrs Ikeda) 0269-33-2131 or +81-269-33-2131 from overseasRyokan Yorozuya ( Mr & Mrs Ono) 0269-33-2117 or +81-269-33-2117 from overseas
Ryokans near Yudanaka station at yudanaka-onsen.info
For seeing the sights in a hurry - Find Oshima-san, one of the Taxi drivers & a specialist camera-man himself.