Travel Blogs from Minamiuonuma
... times. I passed some local huts and the visitors center and right after that there was a serious bit of climbing. The Japanes, being practical just made a path straight up the mountain which resulted in a very steep climb. I could take just a few steps before i had to catch my breath again and even though it was pretty cold i was sweating really heavily.
I got to the top and after descending for a couple of minutes the snow was almost completely gone and it ...
... 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 ...
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.
... path enjoying the peace and quiet and the views. When we arrived we couldn't believe what we saw. At the bottom of the mountain near a stream someone who worked at the park was spreading out food from a bucket. As we got closer we could see the trees and bushes moving as hundreds of monkeys made there way down the mountain towards the food. They moved so effortlessly off the steep mountain, bounding across the rocks over the stream. We spent ages ...
... Kusatsu had lots of charm and ambience. I'd love to go back there with my wife, Amy, one of these days.
I left Yudanaka in bright sunshine with some spotty cloud cover. I was even worried about getting sun burned again so I lathered on the sun screen and wore my sun sleeves since the sun at higher elevations can be very strong. However, the weather would turn out to be quite challenging.
Right from leaving the hotel, the road went pretty well straight up ...
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