Travel Blogs from Nanao
... in the mirrors. I then sent my girls video emails entitled 'Selfies in the Bath (oh no!) ' He he! The mens bathing spot is is another large shallow pool, but set in a cave with little live crabs walking about. The crabs are endangered now because the temperature of the Sea of Japan is rising. At an appointed time the men and women switch bath locations so all can enjoy each site. This morning I had a long protracted discussion with the sales lady in the gift ...
... see all of the other hot springs aficionados here.
We had another incredibly 10+ course meal, with more delicacies than we can name, along with some nice blueberry dessert wine that we had purchased a couple of days ago just outside of Wajima.
We also enjoyed some time in the hot springs water on the balcony of our room, watching the sunset over the bay (just before dinner), and may try to get one more soak in before our early 7am breakfast tomorrow morning. ...
... them. The ocean we see is the Sea of Japan, which is much calmer than the Pacific side, and the fishing is done much closer to the shore. Today, it is as calm as a lake, but apparently, it does get quite windy here at times, and very cold and snowy in the winter.
The demographic changes that Japan is suffering through (and faces much more of in coming years) are very visible here, as we see very few children, or ...
... which is the headquarters of the Jodo-Shinsu sect of buddhism, founded in the 17th century by a monk named Shindon, whose statue sits near the entrance to the temple.
Mrs. Iiyama greeted us as we entered the Fukushoji Temple, and welcomed us to a traditional vegetarian lunch, presented in a beautifully decorated private room. She is reputed to be the best chef in the area, and frequently prepares meals for ...
So started the morning with a great local mountain region breakfast. So far I've eaten more entire fried fish than I have in my entire life. Since I'm the only one at the hotel I got the best room and am getting waited on hand and foot! It makes for a tough meal time though, I need to try everything so that the cook isn't offended, and the food is actually all great. The main problem is that they just keep bringing it out! ...
Other places to stay in Nanao
Wakura Onsen, Nanao | Hotelfrom $128
31-1 Moto Fuchumachi Ha, Nanao | 3 star hotelfrom $87
Wakura Onsen, Nanao | Hotelfrom $137
1 Shinmei-cho, Nanao | Hotelfrom $70
Wakura Onsen, Nanao | Hotelfrom $81
2 Misogicho , Nanao | Hotelfrom $40