Tawaraya

4115 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 381-0401, Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi

Monkeys and Typhoons and Sparklers oh my

A travel blog entry by averyadventures

... day! I really REALLY wanted to see a bear on our trail. There were warning signs about the bears as we were ascending the mountains. We learned later on that people wear bells to scare away the bears, and lots of the climbers had bells so my dream of hugging a mountain bear were crushed. haha. I got to take pictures with stuffed bears though, so I guess that will suffice for now. Leaving the Mountain we were DEAD tired and ready for the next Japanese experience- the ...

Potluck and bells

A travel blog entry by lilseppey

... and preparing for our Mountain hike and walking popo (dog). Its these long periods of quiet that I get a little stir crazy. She doesn’t let me help in the kitchen although I always offer. (she did let me do a little today but only because 7 people were coming over). Tomorrow I will officially be half way through my trip and almost halfway through the pages in my personal journal. ( I have even more I could ...

Officially a big girl.....

A travel blog entry by averyadventures

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... my home has air conditioning units in every room, flat screen tvs, prints, fax machines, tatami mats galore etc etc. Carolyn`s homestay is over 160 years old and very traditional. It was interesting to see all of the little rooms and nic knacks that one can accumulate over time. After getting a tour, her homestay mom offered us a banana, tea and Japanese treats for a snack.

For those who are curious, attending a 4th of July party in Japan is badass. For ...

A little piece of America in Japan

A travel blog entry by lilseppey

... with the Mayor. The house was just blocks from my house. Everyone there was from America or Great Britain! (20 people) It was nice to talk in complete sentences and have a few drinks. ( I tried a pineapple cocktail drink and grape fruit cocktail drink these were equal to having a Sminroff ice type drink back home) We had burgers and snack food. There were also these ...

25 plates of Sushi Later

A travel blog entry by lilseppey

... 2 pieces of nigiri (Fish on a ball of rice) and none of those fancy rolls like you get in the US. All plates were 108 yen or $1.08 US dollars. Also the fish was 'held in place' by a bit of wasabi. Sometimes the wasabi was too heavy and burned. Mr. Hoya actually had a coughing fit and watery eyes and nose from the intensity of one piece.

Earlier in the day I finally got ...

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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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