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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Taisetsu Kamikawa-cho
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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... on the train as well. I thought that the pumpkin ice cream sounded a bit too weird but from all accounts, it was delicious.
We then caught a one carriage local train to Furano. That took about 90 minutes. We had to open the windows as the carriage was again, it was much too hot. Took a few photos out of the window, including that of two deer. Not the sharpest image but proof that there is wild deer in the Japanese forest. We had our gyoza lunch ...
... well that and the Japanese under 12 team appeared to be here made us opt for some snow shoes and insulated wellies! we stepped outside and trudged across the clearing.....sam determined to get as close to the summit as possible......Lo behold whats this a chairlift....don't mind if we do!!!!!!! at this point we were some 1600+ meters above sea level with approx 1-1.5m of snow on the ground at station 7 and sam was determined! "its less than half ...
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 ...
... We hired bikes (our favourite town shoppers complete with baskets) and headed off on our ride. First stop was the well stocked 7-eleven, the only shop in the village, to buy lunch and we then headed off down the very picturesque road straight through the gorge. The scenery was great and we admired the huge waterfalls (Ryusei and Ginga falls) whilst munching an excellent egg sandwich! Back on the pavement we cycled into an unexpectedly long tunnel that ...
... 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,