Shiofukikan

47-15 Nagashimo, Urugi-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 399-1601, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan is located on 47-15 Nagashimo, Urugi-mura.
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Travel Blogs from Urugi-mura

Old Japan

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500 on Jul 06, 2014

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Japan has alps. A lot of people don't know that, but they kind of look very much like the Swiss alps. After a lot of research, we booked one night in a ryokan, that's a traditional Japanese inn, in Tsumago. Tsumago is an old, preserved post town between Nagoya and Nagano--not quite into the high alps, but mountainous nonetheless.

Getting there required about as complicated a train route as you can have in this country, ...

Ancient Cedars

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on May 31, 2014

1 comment, 43 photos

... were left to coax the wolves out and protect the crops. Like the US, however, wolves became more threat than help in the present day and are now extinct even though wild boar remain in abundance and have frolicked in fields owned by Madoka and Daisuke. This made for some interesting garlic harvesting and is one of the main reasons that the family does not grow sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are a popular food even with the trouble it takes to grow them. On ...

Confessions of a Sushi-holic

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on May 31, 2014

6 comments, 1 photo

... we tried.

  • Step 1: Arrive at restaurant, park in the tiniest parking spot available to man and squeeze your way out while trying not to disturb anything around you.
  • Step 2: Saunter into the restaurant with a confident swagger but your eyes downcast, it is not common to meet the eyes of strangers but know that as a gaijin (foreigner) you will be stared at, I usually just give out a friendly smile or a nod of the head to acknowledge ...

A little Video Clip

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on May 29, 2014

2 comments

I recorded a brief clip on our way to work on the first day at Uno Team Farm just to give everyone a feel for the scenery! I finally got it uploaded on youtube...enjoy! :)

http://youtu.be/XZdtv5UIsV8 ...

Uno Tea Farm

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on May 25, 2014

8 comments, 27 photos

... also be produced from the same plant, the difference is in how tea is processed. Green tea is produced when the tea is harvested and then quickly sent through a machine that steams it for a given amount of time. Immediately after steaming the tea is dried and ground and over the course of 4 hours the tea transitions from fresh waxy leaves to small dried and much darker looking tea leaves that you can find in the loose tea sections of your grocery ...