Yuzawa Toei Hotel
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... get really warm. I walked a couple of kilometers alongside a river and could hear it getting bigger and wilder with each step. The path changed to a paved road and after 4 hours and 15 minutes of hiking i was back in the civilized world. After 30 minutes the local bus came to bring me to Tokura. As i stepped out of the bus the driver started talking to me in Japanese. I could not understand him and since he didn't understand english he stopped trying and took of. I went to ...
... bath all to myself. (Oh boy a real hot bath) The rooms don't have locks but that doesn't seem to matter (what a liberating feeling, knowing that you don't need to lock yourself in to be safe). After making up my bed i went to the bath (which was really hot!) and after soaking a bit and resting, i got down to get myself dinner.
The dinner was delicious. The japanese have a thing about making their food not only tasty but ...
... similar to that at Lake Pleasant in Arizona. When they dammed the river they had to move too cherry blossom trees that were over 400 years old and whose trunks were 2 feet in diameter. The trees still blossom in their new home and are quite beautiful. They had many pictures of them in the building about the dam.
We then drove for about another hour to our hotel in the 16th century town of Takayama. We ...
Finally in our room on the second floor and it is simply stunning. Everything about the hotel location, design and fitout was stunning.
Down for a thermal spa in the men's public bath house. Indoor and out
Dress for dinner to be served a degustation meal of traditional Japanese food. Eight courses later we are absolutely stuffed but feeling very privileged.
As the wi-fi service is not good, it is back to our heavenly room for a good sleep on large single beds.
... in our new room which was a traditional Japanese ryokan. We tried some traditional Japanese green tea which we sipped whilst sitting on cushions on the floor.
At 5:30 Mr Yumoto took us over to a private onsen up the street which had great views of the city below. After being brave and stripping off (no clothes/swimwear are allowed to be worn when bathing in a Japanese onsen) we slipped in to the warmth of the onsen. It is exactly like being in ...
- Free parking