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TravelPod Member ReviewsUotoshi Ryokan Yamanouchi-machi
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, the Japanese archery demonstration was free and very informative. The onsen and rooms are very cozy and warm, would definitely stay here again if we ever come back to Yudanaka.
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... water they traditionally used large, wooden paddles to stir the water. That way the water was cooled off without diluting it. This is accompanied by the singing of a local folk song.
As luck would have it we then watch the Kōsenji hanamatsuri which is about to begin right after the Yumomi show. The children of the kindergarten near the Buddhist temple of Kōsenji pull an elephant made of paper around the Yubatake in celebration of ...
... climbing and winding. We pass ski areas that were built for the 1998 Olympics held in Nagano. Lots of ski lifts everywhere and as the road takes us higher and higher there is more snow alongside the roads, we see beautiful vistas with snowcapped mountain tops. This area is called the Japanese Alps for a reason! We stop at the highest point of the Tori pass and see fuming areas in the distance. This is a very volcanic area with many hot springs. Then we ...
... presented breakfasts we have ever had (food tasted great as well!). We really didn’t want to leave after being pampered so throughly during our stay.
Next we caught the brand new (just started operation on March 14th!) Hokuriku Shinkansen to Nagano. Being a new route, even the locals were taking pictures in front of the new train prior to boarding.
After storing our bags in a train station locker*, we picked up our Snow Monkey Park passes ...
... bus will leave at 1.15pm which it does. We arrive into Nagano at exactly 3.50pm, the time that is stated in the timetable. Talk about punctual service.
We walk the 500 metres to our hotel for the next 4 days. No more airbnb place for a while as there dont seem to be many this side, west side of the island. The hotel is very nice, and our room is huge by japanese standards. We even have real beds, unlike tokyo where we slept on ...
For the final day, we got up and had our normal breakfast. Sam laughed that the HP had been unopened the whole season and since Thomas arrived, we'd just finished the bottle!
We had a couple of hours to kill so decided to go sledging. Kids loved it although it nearly killed Sinead. Isabel and Thomas did some nice runs and there was a nice carved toboggan run. For the final run, Thomas decided to go to the top of the ...