Blue Ridge Crest

174 Mikuni, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture, Chubu, 949-6212, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Yuzawa-machi

Trip to Yudanaka to see the Snow Monkeys

A travel blog entry by kirstyollie

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... One of the highlights was that it contained an inner chamber which we had to walk down to via a narrow staircase, which lead to a completely pitch black corridor. You had to use your right hand to feel along the wall and find your way. Near the end you touch a metal key hanging on the wall to give you enlightment. When we left we definitely felt something although we weren't sure what it was!

We had a quick lunch and headed back to the station bound for ...

An Epic ride up Mt. Shirane

A travel blog entry by velojim-japan

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... Furthermore, there were still plenty more scenic vistas to gaze upon as I rode higher up. Soon though, the fog started to roll back in and visibility dropped again. The cycling gods were teasing me, I guess, but I had seen enough to rate this climb at the top of my list. I figured that the only consolation to the fog was that I couldn't see how much higher I had to go, I just kept turning the cranks. At some point, I saw some cars up ahead in the fog pull into a ...

A grind to Kusatsu but it's amazing here!

A travel blog entry by velojim-japan

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... fields and small farming villages.

At some point, when I was suffering on one of the climbs and my legs felt like jelly and I could barely turn the cranks, I started to question my sanity. Isn't this supposed to be fun? However, I soon turned a corner and found a little road side fruit stand. I stopped and bought a freshly picked apple from the kind woman who was working in the field next to the fruit stand. I was actually able to converse ...

Snow monkeys!!!

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... get a key which lets you into all of them. Georgie and I were keen to give it a go so we first scrubbed ourselves clean at our own onsen and then headed out to give them a go. You can buy a souvenir flag with all nine onsens represented and you stamp the flag as you go. We had arranged with Jess and Maggie to meet them in about an hour so we visited as many as we could. The first thing I should tell you is that the onsen are quite small and the water is incredibly hot!! 50 ...

The day I met Hokusai in an Onsen

A travel blog entry by leopold2507

... describing "scenes of everyday live". Now I venture to the towns outskirts to see a ceiling painting by the master. I stop in the way for some delicious sashimi of mystery fish and a delightful chat with a pensioner couple who ask about my opinion concerning a possible Scottish independence. Typical small talk in rural Japan these days. He says he's from Karuizawa and I try to show off with my knowledge (of course) that the present emperor met his wife there playing tennis and all ...

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This hotel, located in the Mikunitouge Onsen area of Yuzawa-machi, is near Naeba.
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