Travel Blogs from Kamikawa-cho
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 ...
... directly out of the front through a large window. We transferred at Kamikawa to a local bus which took us to the onsen (spa) village of Sōunkyō. The small village was easily walkable and we dropped into the tourist information to plan of the next couple of days activities. The old Japanese couple were very friendly and gave good recommendations, but were especially funny when Jen asked about the possibility of encountering bears, of which they ...
... National Park.
Leaving Sapporo, we drove along the coast for a while and through a
few fishing villages. There were thousands of dragonflies that all
seemed to be moving in one direction (migrating perhaps?) around one
of the villages. The countryside that we drove through along the
coast was quite mountainous, but absolutely beautiful. I couldn't
take a picture of all of it because of the sheer scope of the view,
... logical that several European exports appears in Hokkaido. Beer, of course became a huge business, but lavender was also quite popular as a cash crop, mostly because France had a huge demands for lavender oil. Thus, several places in Hokkaido began lavender production. However by the 1920s, lavender essence and other fragrances could be developed synthetically, meaning that all but a few places in Furano stopped producing lavender. The famous Farm Tomita, which ...
... different things. It looked like a lot of fun. Much more entertaining than the usual track and field events I'm so used to. There were even prizes for the winner of each event.
After Meto, we drove to Lake Shikaribetsu for a Farewell Party the international teacher's group I belong to was having. The road we took to the lake was long and winding. In the winter it is closed to accommodate a ski hill. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Hotel Taisetsu is a traditional Japanese style hotel or Ryokan with 3 indoor/outdoor hot spring baths which made for a very relaxing few days. Breakfast is has limited choices of food (mostly Japanese), but dinner was good.
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