Shiga Palace Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsShiga Palace Hotel Yamanouchi-machi
Staff are very friendly, we felt like VIP guests, they bent over backwards to accommodate us. Food was amazing, very authentic Japanese cuisine. Rooms were spacious and very clean, we would definitely come back here and recommend this hotel to anyone! 5 stars!
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... water they traditionally used large, wooden paddles to stir the water. That way the water was cooled off without diluting it. This is accompanied by the singing of a local folk song.
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... was homemade?), and the "park rangers" functioned more as gift shop cashiers than as park experts.
Because the day was so nice, we chose an alternate route out of the park in order to visit the little onsen (hot springs) town, We hiked back down the mountain, through the park forest, along the river. It felt so restorative to spend so much time in the woods -- what a treat for these two PNW peeps!
Once in town, we found (what we were told are) ...
... the Alps
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We follow the parade up to the Temple where it is packed with thousands of people, and plenty of TV crew. Its ...
... for a really hot bath and traditional Japanese dinner. Bob used chopsticks. True story. Getting to know group little by little. Said Bob -- 14 photography nerds from all over the world (USA, UK, Italy, France, and Japan so far). ...