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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Uematsuya Ryokan Ueda
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... the positive side, bringing a suitcase of toys was definitely needed as we'll be in the Navy Lodge for the foreseeable future.
Feeling overwhelmed we took a break at lunch yesterday to slip off-base and set foot on what I consider to be true Japanese soil (or more accurately concrete). We didn't venture far but to a mall just outside the base. We feasted on a sushi lunch then walked through an amazing grocery store that made my mouth water despite my ...
... castle, which is now surrounded by beautiful garden. The castle walls are still there and, despite the fact that the castle is bristling with measures to repel any enemy, the walls are not very high - well, the walls that are left anyway. Perhaps original walls were much higher and steeper.
There always seems to be something different to look at with the castles. Matsumoto is a very elegant looking building, known as "Crow Castle" ...
... and many people visit to witness the monkeys bathing during the winter months of snowfall, I spent a while watching the monkeys and although I visited when the snow had long gone it was spring so there were some mischievous young macaques playing around which made for an interesting visit, watching them you are reminded that there's really not that much difference between them and us, human evolution maybe hasn't come that far after all ? So after Nagano the next ...
... The parade is accompanied by musicians in traditional Japanese costumes, quite an interesting and colorful event. The elephant made of paper is very large and being pulled by the boys with help of adults. We watch them parade around the Yubatake and go up the old, stone staircase to the Temple. We take a closer look at the Yubatake where the water gushes down day in day out, 4.000 liters of hot water per minute!
There is also a public footbath and we ...
... descend and after seeing threatening clouds it finally starts to rain. Kusatsu is located at about 1200 meters and there is a lot of greenery everywhere. The GPS takes us straight to the hotel, no problems there! Hotel Village, located just outside of the village of Kusatsu. It pours and the bellman greets us with one of those typical transparent plastic umbrellas they use in Japan which he hands to me. At the registration desk we are helped by a kind young ...