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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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... gifts into my hands and disappeared before I could properly thank them.
I've also learned that the Japanese language is HARD! Americans who live here 40 years still struggle. There are three kinds of script. Their years are counted from the beginning of an emporer's reign, so saying 1965, requires a consultation between them to figure out the year! I have learned to count to 10 and say thank you, but I can't imagine learning the ...
... kept at a balmy 50 degress. THe Japense are very strict on their baths. You must wash yourself before getting in the bath and you must be naked as they think that bathing suits are dirty. Getting in involves scalding your body in the hot water but it is totally worth it. We had a few traditional meals complete with 12 little dishes in our own private room. In was some of the best food we had the whole trip! Once again the ...
... with three cups and a spike) sitting on a shelf on the wall. I took one of them down was shortly followed by Alistair and Hikari, who showed us how to use to toy and the different combinations of tricks.
The Nagano region is known for Soba (thin buck wheat noodles), so we headed out to an Izakaya (Japanese pub-style restaurant) for a lengthy dinner. Hikari recommended we check out Nihon Matsu, which was a short walk from the ...
... to two classes (combined) then we had a tour of the school. While we were touring the kid were getting ready in the Samurai house and buildings to present to us.
1st presentation: the Koyto again. I think I almost have that song memorized.
2nd. we were blind folded and had to make a face by being handed cut outs of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, eye brows. That was fun and I did a good job. (the kids said so, it must ...
... the Japanese characters. ( I need to ask again the proper name of this). There were two students (brothers) at the school today that are from America. They come to Japan every summer for a month and they come to school and learn because there is nothing else to do. Its optional for them.
We then presented to another class. This teacher had been to Clearwater and met our mayor. He also had a countryside high school shirt on (my MS ...