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TravelPod Member ReviewsSounkyo Choyotei Kamikawa-cho
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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... a tourist. We found out that he is from Hong Kong and was on his way to Sapporo tonight and then to Hakodate tomorrow. I thought he didn't look Japanese and his English was way too good.
We had a pleasant chat about Japan and where we had been and gave him some advice about going to Hakodate market at 5.30am. He told us about the political unrest in Hong Kong for the past two weeks. He was a photographer and showed me his full frame Nikon camera as well ...
... explained that sam had never seen snow as we were from australia. the lovely lass smiled, nodded and said "ahhhh, yes" borefore looking to sam and looking forlorn "Im very sorry there will only be about eighty centre-meters." M: I'm sorry did you say eighty? as in eight zero? or eighteen as in one, eight? "Oh no,.... eighty!....we haven't had much snow this year!!!!" at this point i looked at sam...the look in her eye could only be described as ...
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: ...
... walking to the end of the street and barely saw Asahikawa
Central Station because they were doing renovations of some sort for
a farmer-market-type festival. We had to get on the road since we
wanted to reach the Youth Hostel in Daisetsuzan before it got dark,
so we started heading back to the car. On our way back, we decided to
eat at a very small restaurant in a narrow side-alley that seemed to
have many restaurants. I ate some Chicken ...