Hotel Selene

Address: 11492-181 Iiyama, Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 389-2257, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 11492-181 Iiyama, Iiyama.
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Travel Blogs from Iiyama

Monkey business and Obuse

A travel blog entry by nreid on Oct 27, 2015

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... either. So that was a failure. Dinner in the hotel again. As it is an Onsen, it is full of Japanese and we are the only foreigners. The Japanese go to the Onsen and then come to dinner dressed in their Yukata plus a blue jacket that goes with it. They don't have pre-dinner drinks. They get straight into dinner, some have a little sake, and then some have a few beers afterwards. Whereas we do the opposite. We decided to brave the ...

Faster than a bullet train to Nagano

A travel blog entry by nreid on Oct 26, 2015

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... over the coals. First we started with buckwheat tea, then miso soup which is the best we have ever tasted with silken light tofu, then the Oyaki followed by hand made fresh sobu noodles which you eat cold. You put a bit of soy in the bowl and then grate over fresh wasabi, add some fresh shallots or pickled horseradish or black bean. Yum. We had more tea to finish. The people who ran the shop were lovely. The man who did most of the cooking told the guide that I was very ...

Can it get any better? Yes, it can!

A travel blog entry by velojim-japan on Oct 13, 2015

5 comments, 22 photos

... a statue and moss growing on top of some of the big rocks. The pictures don't convey the serenity of this garden but I spent 10 minutes just sitting and observing how well everything seemed to fit together.

I continued to climb passing the ski resort and went down a sharp decline before finding myself going back uphill. This would continue on for the next 30 or so kms as I made my way to the restaurant. Along the way, I passed a beautiful ...

No to snow monkeys but yes to grasshoppers

A travel blog entry by velojim-japan on Oct 12, 2015

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... people know each other. There's something cleansing (no pun intended) about sitting at a stool in a stall with a low mounted water tap and a plastic pan that you fill with water and drench yourself. I find it quite refreshing and relaxing and many Japanese dream of retiring in a town or home with an onsen facility.

I've not plotted a route for tomorrow yet. Needless to say, judging by the mountains in all the photos, there will be climbing ...

1st night accomodation

A travel blog entry by pixeltoy on Oct 10, 2015

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The minshuku was in O Tsumago. The town 2 km before Tsumago! Japanese-style Room /Located along the Nakasendo trail in the post-town of Tsumago-juku, Daikichi is run by three generations of the same family and is one of the family-run minshuku we use in ...