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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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... 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 ...
... speaks very little English, unfortunately we don't speak Japanese... We receive all kind of vouchers for dinner, breakfast, onsen elsewhere as well as information in Japanese. To the best of her abilities she explains that there is only wifi in the lounge. When we are about to go to our room an older staff member informs us that we do have wifi in the room after all. The room is very small, smells stuffy and the bathroom is even smaller, you can barely ...
... was homemade?), and the "park rangers" functioned more as gift shop cashiers than as park experts.
Because the day was so nice, we chose an alternate route out of the park in order to visit the little onsen (hot springs) town, We hiked back down the mountain, through the park forest, along the river. It felt so restorative to spend so much time in the woods -- what a treat for these two PNW peeps!
Once in town, we found (what we were told are) ...
... the Alps
Today we decide to walk the main street and see the Zenkoji Temple. Well we are in for a great surprise. There is a huge parade heading to the temple, and we have arrived just before it starts. The route is lined with very talented Japanese drummers along the way playing some very addictive beats.
We follow the parade up to the Temple where it is packed with thousands of people, and plenty of TV crew. Its ...
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 ...