Star Resort Sugadaira
Travel Blogs from Ueda
... there was a bridal pair having their photo taken, they seemed to enjoy all the attention we gave them.
On the way back to the hotel, the bus stopped outside a thermal bath, where 11 of us went for a long and hot soak. Men and women were segregated, which was just as well as no swimsuits were allowed. (This was a big shock to the Americans). The first step was a big scrub, either I looked particularly dirty, or a ...
- We had a bit of a lie-in this morning.
... person so they altered my courses to be chicken/pork/beef instead of fish during the whole process. it was amazingly delicious. Since I can't go into public onsen (Tattoos are impure/linked to crime) I used our private one while Vu when to a public one. It was sooooo sooo sooo good. I can't explain it. it was just so refreshing and warm and cleansing. If you are ever coming to japan MAKE THIS APART OF ...
Finally in our room on the second floor and it is simply stunning. Everything about the hotel location, design and fitout was stunning.
Down for a thermal spa in the men's public bath house. Indoor and out
Dress for dinner to be served a degustation meal of traditional Japanese food. Eight courses later we are absolutely stuffed but feeling very privileged.
As the wi-fi service is not good, it is back to our heavenly room for a good sleep on large single beds.
... day was bright and warm, and it was a perfect morning to head out to Mogusaen (where I'd been a few years ago) to photograph some pretty flowers. Most of the trees were in full bloom, and the scent, that sweet, fruity perfume, was wonderful.