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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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... superb private gardens that you can walk through. The artist Nakajima lived here so we went to see his work mostly depicting cherry blossoms, but there were works by other artists that to our surprise included Ayers Rock (Uluru). A lovely young woman saw me looking at a tree I clearly did not recognise. She explained it was a chestnut tree and showed me the hairy brown fruit, and said the little lane we were standing in was called ...
... over the coals. First we started with buckwheat tea, then miso soup which is the best we have ever tasted with silken light tofu, then the Oyaki followed by hand made fresh sobu noodles which you eat cold. You put a bit of soy in the bowl and then grate over fresh wasabi, add some fresh shallots or pickled horseradish or black bean. Yum. We had more tea to finish. The people who ran the shop were lovely. The man who did most of the cooking told the guide that I was very ...
... a statue and moss growing on top of some of the big rocks. The pictures don't convey the serenity of this garden but I spent 10 minutes just sitting and observing how well everything seemed to fit together.
I continued to climb passing the ski resort and went down a sharp decline before finding myself going back uphill. This would continue on for the next 30 or so kms as I made my way to the restaurant. Along the way, I passed a beautiful ...
... tub or having fun with the lady monkeys, it would be a no-brainer.
It was a little over 20 km from the train station to get to Yudanaka and the snow monkeys and I took a route that ran up by the side of the mountain and through fields of fruit trees. The view of the valley below and the mountains rising sharply above it was gorgeous.
With no luck at the snow monkey park, I headed back to the train station to get my gear out from ...
The minshuku was in O Tsumago. The town 2 km before Tsumago! Japanese-style Room /Located along the Nakasendo trail in the post-town of Tsumago-juku, Daikichi is run by three generations of the same family and is one of the family-run minshuku we use in ...