Resort Hotel La Foret Hakuba
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... and classical piano at night, they probably don't mind. A lack of the ubiquitous concrete, that seems to define urban japan, and, instead, many more traditional houses along with fruit and wine plantations make Obuse a pleasant irregularity. It used to be rich and important in the 19th century but now is a haven for day-tripping pensioners and families.
... have an onsen, effectively a hot tub. The hot water comes from natural hot springs. Our ryokan has several onsens, public and private. If you go public, women are in one and men in another and of course you are naked. John and I decided to go private this time. There may be other times when we don’t have the choice!
There is very strict etiquette to be followed when using an onsen. Firstly you must wash yourself down with soap and water, ...
... The monkeys were available and entertaining. The food was plentiful and delicious.
The bullet train whisked us from Tokyo to Nagano in ninety minutes. There we transferred to the local train for the 45 minute trip to Yudanaku. The trip up into the foothills was beautiful, rising through lush farmland of vineyard and orchards. The minibus took us the five minutes from the station to the ryokan. By this point the boys were exhausted having been up since 2:30 ...
... okra, tiny fish with eyes and something (didn't eat it), miso soup, radish, rice, some kind of fish roasted i believe, ham and potato salad. After breakfast was onsen time again before checkout at 10:00. I honestly had a great time this weekend!
Dinner with a geisha - CHECK!
Wear a kimono - CHECK!
Hmmm what shall I do next? lol
Anyway this is clearly a long blog; do check out the pics and videos as well. Until next time!
... night will be fully booked with 14 people staying. There are me and my friend, an Australian girl, a group from New Zealand and a few Japanese people. I have really enjoyed staying at these hostels and I will miss that when I get to Kyoto. I am sure Kyoto will be very nice as well, but since I will be staying with a friend there I will probably not meet as many new people there as I have done here in Nagano and Tokyo. Off to new adventures tomorrow! Mata ne!! ...
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