Bankokuya

1 Yuatsumitei, Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, Tohoku, 999-7204, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tsuruoka

Heading south - fast

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

4
12

... cold (12 degrees) And Akita isn't any better although luckily the rain stayed away today and I was able to look around without getting wet.

I am certainly not on a backpacker trail here. Even to the extent there are no hostels. I had to get a hotel room ( 2 star ) and pay a little more than hostel dorm prices. The 2 star here though is pretty good so I am not complaining ( too much)

Akita is quite a big city but ...

Exploring Nihonmatsu

A travel blog entry by judeandpete

5

... The views of Nihonmatsu and the surrounding mountains are beautiful. On return to Nihonmatsu, We paid a quick visit to the Nihonmatsu shrine. It is not as spectacular as those at the major tourist spots but it was peaceful and a nice place to visit. It also had many steps - good training for the streets of Paris and the Cinque Terra. Two of Jess's colleagues I invited us out to ...

Sendai and Matsushima

A travel blog entry by judeandpete

4

... It is a beautiful place set in a large bay with about 90 small islands dotting the bay. We took a ferry which circled the islands in about an hour and then we had some lunch. The weather was grey and cloudy with threatening rain so the scenery had a lot of atmosphere (no pun intended). After lunch we walked across a long bridge to one of the islands and wandered through the forest. It is a beautiful ...

Meet the Colleagues

A travel blog entry by judeandpete

... from Namie and has been re-established in Nihonmatsu. The speciality of the house is Yakisoba. The chef won the national competition for Yakisoba last year. It was pretty damn good. Jess took us to a night spot called "Dream". Dream is located in the red light district of Nihonmatsu. Yes they do have one apparently. We were looked after by the owner, a 76 year old woman, who served us beer and Sake. We had a good conversation with her before retiring to our Ryokan for the ...

Trip to Ainu

A travel blog entry by judeandpete

3

... very interesting life , until her death in her 90's. One of the first feminists. The scenery was varied and beautiful, with snow covered mountains in the background. We also drove along the edge of the 3rd largest lake in Japan, Lake Inawashiro. On our return to Nihonmatsu we checked into our Ryokan where we we reunited with the luggage we shipped from Narita. The Ryokan is comfortable and we are acclimate sing to Japanese bedding and pillows. Sleep has not been a ...

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This hotel is located in the Atsumi Onsen area of Tsuruoka.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent