Shibu Hotel

Address: 2173 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 381-0401, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan, located in the Kumanoyu Onsen area of Yamanouchi-machi, is near Shiga Kogen Ski Area.
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    Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi

    Monkey business and Obuse

    A travel blog entry by nreid on Oct 27, 2015

    37 photos

    ... The Japanese are absolutely lovely, cannot say enough about how welcoming and helpful they are. We grazed on local specialties including our new addiction the Oyari bun and of course had to have chestnut ice cream though it was pretty mild in flavour. Rod went on a mountain bike ride while I tried a variety of teas, one of which was quite awful (seaweed I think), and the other was dried Sakura flower which is cherry blossom, but not to ...

    Faster than a bullet train to Nagano

    A travel blog entry by nreid on Oct 26, 2015

    36 photos

    ... Mt. Koshi. Traditional Japanese Onsen Hotel. Booked the private Onsen as not enough courage to expose private bits in the public baths. Very relaxing. Even Rod agreed to try it, which is pretty amazing as he usually will not step out of his comfort zone. Then off to dinner with Kerry and Gloria. They have travelled extensively and are really interesting and good company. So a few beers and glasses of sake before hitting bed for a good nights sleep. Damned Sake....headache ...

    Can it get any better? Yes, it can!

    A travel blog entry by velojim-japan on Oct 13, 2015

    5 comments, 22 photos

    ... routes in Japan on Google Maps. I can spend hours on Google Maps looking at street view of possible routes, clicking on hotels or restaurants along the way. I think I drive Amy crazy when I do this but that's how I found St. Cousair Winery.

    St. Cousair Winery ( was started by a hard working, Japanese entrepreneur and his wife initially as a small, apple jam retail shop in Nagano that has grown into a budding entreprise with a ...

    No to snow monkeys but yes to grasshoppers

    A travel blog entry by velojim-japan on Oct 12, 2015

    12 photos

    ... I think they were fried with a soy sauce flavouring and I took my time eating them but I did finish them all.

    I also had a good wash and a soak in the onsen (Japanese hot spring water). One of the perks of staying in a place like this is the chance to have a really good wash and a soak in the onsen. It feels natural after a while washing yourself and soaking with other naked men next to you even though, most times, there's no ...

    1st night accomodation

    A travel blog entry by pixeltoy on Oct 10, 2015

    3 photos

    The minshuku was in O Tsumago. The town 2 km before Tsumago! Japanese-style Room /Located along the Nakasendo trail in the post-town of Tsumago-juku, Daikichi is run by three generations of the same family and is one of the family-run minshuku we use in ...