Genjiso

499 Ubashimashinden, Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Chubu, 949-6425, Japan | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Minamiuonuma

Cold & hot

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... and it was a short walk to the capsule hotel. I couldn't find it at first because it was on the 2nd floor of a building. Once found the checkin was fast and easy and i made my way to my capsule to unpack my stuff and get a well deserved shower. Since the shower was in the public bathroom and it's considered very rude to splash water you have to sit down to take a shower there. Awkward but still very nice to have a decent shower after 2 days of hiking.

Since ...

Snow in May

A travel blog entry by petturik

7

... bath all to myself. (Oh boy a real hot bath) The rooms don't have locks but that doesn't seem to matter (what a liberating feeling, knowing that you don't need to lock yourself in to be safe). After making up my bed i went to the bath (which was really hot!) and after soaking a bit and resting, i got down to get myself dinner.

The dinner was delicious. The japanese have a thing about making their food not only tasty but ...

A Monkey Surprise

A travel blog entry by mickq1

9

... 4:30.
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.
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Trip to Yudanaka to see the Snow Monkeys

A travel blog entry by kirstyollie

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... in our new room which was a traditional Japanese ryokan. We tried some traditional Japanese green tea which we sipped whilst sitting on cushions on the floor.

At 5:30 Mr Yumoto took us over to a private onsen up the street which had great views of the city below. After being brave and stripping off (no clothes/swimwear are allowed to be worn when bathing in a Japanese onsen) we slipped in to the warmth of the onsen. It is exactly like being in ...

An Epic ride up Mt. Shirane

A travel blog entry by velojim-japan

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... Park which I had also visited with Noelle. (See web link: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6028.html ) There are some families of snow monkeys in the mountains around Yudanaka that bathe in hot springs throughout the year but mostly in the winter to keep warm. It's pretty cool to be walking around them although they mostly ignore you unless you have food which they try to grab but you are warned by the staff not to bring food anyways. However, when I got to the park entrance, ...

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