Travel Blogs from Kamikawa-cho
Kathy9669 stayed here on Aug 6, 2013 during their trip titled: Hokkaido Summer 2013.
The highlight is definitely the sake testing. The non premium sake tasting Is free. The few premium sake they do charge a nominal fee. For 150 yen, I tasted a full to the brim cup of the most expensive premium sake. Which we eventually bought. Think it was about 5940 yen. When compared side by side, the difference in quality was ...
... a beer in the hostel we wandered down into the village where we went to Canyon Beer Garden for a very tasty dinner of a Japanese katsu baked rice with meatballs and eggplant and bacon, tomato spaghetti. Back at the hostel we met a friendly American lady who works in Tokyo and gave us some recommendations for our trip before heading to our room and constructing the Japanese bed on the floor. Stayed at Sōunkyō Youth Hostel, Sounkyo [T&J Rating: ...
... naked! It was reeeeeeally ******* cold. I felt
like I got frostbite on my toes, but after pouring some of the
complimentary tea on them (to the amusement of the staff), they
almost felt warm again.
We were not too far off from the Sounkyo Hostel, so we arrived a
little after nightfall due to our detour. It is a nice place that has
a cottage-like atmosphere, which seems to host only 60+ year-olds
with the exception of Bryan and ...
... agricultural, with a more mountain, foothill bent.
I don't think I would be wrong to say the main draw in the area is the flowers. In the Nakafurano and Furano area, lavender fields bloom in the summer and the violet seas draws huge crowds. To capitalize, farms have planted additional flowers so now you can get a rainbow at the same time, all in a predictable and organized fashion, which appeals to the Japanese, and me too. Lavender weirdly enough was not ...
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First onsen experience. Was extremely tentative about the prospect of using a public bath. The resort provided ample instructions for the novice like me. There are 3 onsen. Men and women rotate on when to use which. During my stay, I tried the onsen with large windows for viewing. It turned out very useful as it was fireworks night.
The buffet dinner was disappointing though. We were not sure if it was possible not to book the night without the buffet. So we did. Turns out there are quite a number of restaurants in the hotel.
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