I went to Nagano on Saturday to attend a ninjutsu class and explore the area. We happened to pick the worst day, and well.. that was the worst snow in 16 years. The trains stopped in the middle of the day, so we were stuck there. And when we went to convenient stores and supermarkets, there was barely any food on the shelves. Apparently delivery trucks weren’t able to get food to the places because of the snow. There were also a lot of people (especially foreigners) stuck at the train station not able to get to their next stop. :/
The good thing about this trip… I got to learn ninjutsu (well self-defense moves from this really cool teacher!), I went to the onsen there and got to go to the outside and bathe in onsen while snow was falling, and the lantern festival was really awesome! More pictures to come!
Oh the picture on top is from Kitaiiyama Station. Because it’s so empty, they have this notebook where people can draw and write messages. I found that one.