Travel Blogs from Kamikawa-cho
... side of the mountain....... frosty, eat your heart out. This onsen village was covered in the white stuff!!!! we hopped out and wandered through the village.... nope not enough yet! we boarded a cable car up the mountain.....15 min of dangling excitement and breathtaking views to the look out..... we got out at the station (station 5) it was warm... and whats this.........a rental shop.......ok so we were short on time and had missed the beginnings of ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
Yesterday, I was in Mashu, on the eastern side of Hokkaido. After 8 hours of train travel, I ended up in the middle of the prefecture (literally--more on this later). Biei and Furano are two popular destinations for domestic travel, as well as international (especially Taiwan, I've learned firsthand). The towns sit on the plain, at the foot of the mountains that form the central Daisetsuzan National Park. As such, they neighbor some onsen towns, but ...
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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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