Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi
Gabzandtim stayed here on Mar 9, 2013 during their trip titled: Gabz and Tim's Worldwide Adventure.
... and classical piano at night, they probably don't mind. A lack of the ubiquitous concrete, that seems to define urban japan, and, instead, many more traditional houses along with fruit and wine plantations make Obuse a pleasant irregularity. It used to be rich and important in the 19th century but now is a haven for day-tripping pensioners and families.
... about 1.00pm. We were met by the proprietor of the ryokan. He suggested we visit the snow monkeys straight away and took us to the gate of the snow monkey park. We had to walk along a very gently rising and very scenic track for about 20minutes to the place where the monkeys come to swim
I was pleasantly surprised by the snow monkeys or Japanese macaques. There was a troop of about 160 of them. They live in the hills surrounding a naturally ...
... but enjoyed it once they got over their initial reservations. The ladies had the other side in the morning with a smaller, cool outdoor rock pool and a hot bubbling tub. We then all changed for our day's walking and breakfast. I love all of the savoury flavours available for a Japanese breakfast. Rice and pickle and some smoked fish plus some fresh fruit is so much more appealing to me than eggs and meat or pastry.
A quick jaunt in the minibus delivered us ...
... on the paper and janken. Losing team's paper was folded in half. Once feet fall outside of the paper's space you have lost. People started lifting up their partners hoping to last a little longer and hopefully win.
The After Party
Soon the geisha said their goodbyes and we ended the dinner. We all went out for a walk around the area clad in our yukata (some chose to complete with geta (i tried them on but they were too small for me). As we walked around (a ...
How has this ryokan rated in the past?
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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