The Japanese Alps consist of the Northern, Central and Southern Alps. We spent a couple of days in the Nagano Prefecture visiting the Senjojiki Cirque at the Japanese Central Alps which is said to have been crafted over 20000 years by ice glaciers.
Senjojiki Cirque is located about 250 kilometers to the West of Tokyo by car - if you was going then you would punch in this address into the car navigation.
If you are travelling by public transport then check out this page which shows you how to get to the Komagatake Ropeway.
While the Tokyo metropolis is cool, its nice to get out from the hustle n bustle from time to time to enjoy Japan's nature too.
Today's photos cover our journey to and from Nagano.
Arrival at our cabin which is good enough for about 5 people. It cost 19000 yen for a night and comes complete with pretty much everything you need for a nights stay.
The address of the cabin village is
23-170 Akaho, Komagane City, Nagano-ken 399-4117 Japan
And the phone number is 0265-83-7227 - call them up if you want to make a booking and pay when you get there.
That evening we head to a hot spring. While the Xperia Z1 is waterproof, I didn't fancy dipping it in hot water to see if it would work meaning that I didn't take any photos inside ^^;
Not that you wanted to see photos of men in birthday suits - or did you?
Mirai's apparel line is tailored by doll seamstress Chun whose work is just amazing.
I'm looking for more seamstresses to work with my team - if you can produce the same quality pattern cutting and stitching then drop me a line at jobs at mirai dot fm.
I developed the outer shell of Mirai first and am now working on 2 versions of the insides - the robotic android version and a standard frame version.
During this time it feels like a parent waiting to give their kid a transplant as the frame shes got right now is just a prototype and very flimsy ;-;
My lack of regular updates is because I'm working flat out on production of my new line of dolls - I don't have a project manager right now so it means that I need to oversee everything from design, molding, manufacture, logistics and wot not.
The standard frame (non robotic) version will be out soon but I need to think of a name for it - "Not-So-Smart-Doll" don't sound too good for a product ^^
After calling out on Facebook, folks came up with some ideas such as:-
If you do get the chance then rent a car so that you can really explore.
I hear from many readers that they have been able to rent cars - do leave info in the comments for your fellow gaijins about your car rental experience.
We need to park and then take a 30 min bus ride to the Komagatake Ropeway which then takes us to the highest station in Japan called Senjojiki.
Timetable and pricing in English here.
Take your passport to get a discount.