Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Despite being 3:45 am, Will's sleepy eyes snapped to attention when he saw the MWR bus. Dai, our driver, enthusiastically waved hello. They'd become buddies on our last tour. I wearily installed the car seat and wondered if I was crazy attempting this long day with Will by myself. However, I heard Nikko was a "must-see" especially with the autumn foliage. "Never say kekko (magnificent) until you see Nicco," our tour guide told us as we began the four hour journey. Luckily Will fell ...
... 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 ...
... in which I had to stop and go to the bathroom to clean up. Besides that, this afternoon was so much fun. The banana crepe with chocolate sauce, cheesecake, ice cream, and cream was also absolutely amazing. Coming back to the lodge for a hot shower felt amazing and a dinner of Japanese hot pot was served. This meal was perfect for a cold winter night. Tomorrow, we're heading to Tokyo after a morning snowboard, which I am very excited ...
... bought a fleece bandana and ski gloves as mine could not withstand the cold weather. Once again, I took a hot shower before going for a yummy dinner once again cooked by the owners. We started with a clam chowder soup, a potato croquette w/ pumpkins, roasted chicken w/ potatoes & rice, and finally a Christmas log cake for dessert. Now I'm just chilling in the lounge area with my family with a nice heated blanket. I'm very excited for another day of snowboarding ...