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- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Free parking
- Meal plan
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Senshukaku Hanamaki
Travel Blogs from Hanamaki
... the public are only allowed to view the exterior here. After looking around, we headed back through the park again. There were a few street performers out and one group in particular caught our interest so we sat and watched their whole show. They were very good and we found out afterwards that they are an award-winning act which travel the world performing.
Once we got back to our area of the city, we searched for food to take on a picnic for our day trip the following day. It ...
Sad to already leave this wonderful ryokan at the lake, we took the hotel bus to the public bus who droped us at the JR station. We start to have more conversations as people who spend as well a night go back to Tokyo and speak English.
The trainride was a little difficult as the trains were full and we had to ...
... tea tasting. The walk continued down a very picturesque main street which was lined the whole way with samurai houses and shaded by large cherry trees. Each house was set back from the road in very neat and relaxing Japanese gardens, covered in moss and with a distinctly aged feel. The homes themselves had interesting 3 layered doors and windows with raised living areas. All were extremely well preserved/restored, so ...
... busy in mid-summer however it was like a ghost village! We just couldn't understand it - the few restaurants there seemed to be were all shut or boarded up and the numerous peddalo style swans were all pulled up by the shore and didn't look like they'd seen water since the '80s! We didn't let it deter us as we had the place to ourselves and enjoyed a stroll along the shore as the sun was setting over the distant wooded ...
... the crowd. Everyone's phones were up and cameras going off everywhere around us. And on the street people were running up to the truck. Most amazingly, it was people of all ages getting caught up in the excitement. The scene repeated itself as we bumped into the truck again in street corner later on.
When things turned back to normal, it was a relaxed walk along the shopping galleries built through ...