I am travelling to Nagano from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November. My main goals for the trip is to see more of Japan outside of Tokyo (of which I have been once), to eat local food (such as Soba but hopefully find more local restaurants and such), and to see the snow monkeys.
I kind of have a plan but would like to see if anyone can spot something I can't see.
31st Travel from Tokyo to Nagano mid morning hopefully arrival before lunch and drop bags at the hostel. That day spend seeing the temple and just walking around the city.
1st Go to see the snow monkeys so train to Yudanaka Station maybe walk around a bit, then Kanyabashi Bus and walk to the park. I was then going to on my way home go to Obuse and eat at Sakurai Kanseido Sensekitei but I have just seen that they are closed whilst I am there. I'd still like to go Obuse and walk around hopefully I can find another place that focuses on Soba or maybe someone here can recommend.
2nd Depending on what I think I may stick around for the morning or just train straight to Kanazawa.
Thanks for any responses/help