Hotel Excel Inn

400-1 Aza Oshamanbe, Oshamanbe-cho, Yamakoshi-gun, Hokkaido, 049-3521, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Oshamanbe-cho

Volcano alert

A travel blog entry by kworld on May 02, 2014

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I was standing on Mt Usu - an active volcano - when I heard an announcement blearing out from loudspeakers in the town below. It went on for ages. It was very loud, sounded very official and was entirely in Japanese so I didn't understand a lot. Having spent the morning learning about Mt Usu in the volcano museum, I was confused: if this was a volcano alert, then why had I not felt any earthquakes? I quickened my pace regardless. The voice was replaced ...

Snow, ice and loud Americans

A travel blog entry by mattcgilbert on Apr 10, 2014

1 photo

... freezing cold only to find every bar closed for the season and not a single hint of life on the streets. Going in the off season may be good for beginners to learn snowboarding but if your after a social experience your better off visiting an old folks home then going to Hirafu in April. Our nights for the remainder of the trip consisted of getting smashed to it's always sunny and cheap mixers of 10 dollar whiskey.

By the end of the second day Jason and I had ...

Skiing for one....

A travel blog entry by lesleypink on Mar 29, 2014

3 photos

... snow as it started to melt! Skiing lessons were different as well...I was used to joining a group and skiing with them and the same instructor everyday...normally this would include a lot of camaraderie and **** taking!! You would also feel a sense of progression and feel that at the end of the week you had achieved something...as well as having fun! This was a totally different experience.....a different instructor and group every day!! ...

The Epic NIseko Ski resort

A travel blog entry by keithandkim on Mar 26, 2014

2 comments, 32 photos

... 1308m at the peak it is foothill compared to a few places we have rode before. The snow level however is something out of a dream. On the first chairlift we passed several towers that had been dugout for some reason, and the snow depth was easily 3-4 metres of base snow. Also being late march the coverage was unbelievable, not a rock or exposed obstacle anywhere. We decided to ride mostly Grand Hirafu and Hanazono on the first day as getting from face to ...

The best laid plans.....

A travel blog entry by lesleypink on Mar 25, 2014

2 comments, 3 photos

... Velcro. After hobbling back to the hotel he spent the rest of the day with ice packs on his leg. On Monday he went to see a physiotherapist and she confirmed that there won't be any skiing this week! Poor Kevin he is so disappointed! We had both been really looking forward to it. Luckily the ski hire people have been very accommodating and refunded the cost of his ski hire and his lessons....unfortunately they couldn't ...

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This hotel is located in the Osyamanbe Onsen area of Oshamanbe-cho.
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