Ryotsu Yamaki Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... either. So that was a failure. Dinner in the hotel again. As it is an Onsen, it is full of Japanese and we are the only foreigners. The Japanese go to the Onsen and then come to dinner dressed in their Yukata plus a blue jacket that goes with it. They don't have pre-dinner drinks. They get straight into dinner, some have a little sake, and then some have a few beers afterwards. Whereas we do the opposite. We decided to brave the ...
... br> After lunch, I went to the shop and bought some jam and then started to head back to the Inn. The sun was now out and the temperature was warmer. The ride back was just as gorgeous as yesterday's when I first rode to the Inn but the sun was lighting up the other side of the valley and the mountains above. It was a good day...no it was a great day. Just when you think it can't get any better, life throws you a loop and you sing all the way back to the Inn.
I rode from my friend's place in Shinagawa to the Tokyo train station this morning to very little traffic as it was a holiday Monday here. I was on the road by 7:30 AM before there were too many cars on the road and it was a bit of rush to be riding down these huge, empty streets in central Tokyo. I activated day 2 of my 5 days usage within 14 days Japan Rail East pass and caught a shinkansen to IIyama in Nagano Prefecture. It's one stop after Nagano ...
... WE LOVED: - Millie thinking she was ordering mochi but being presented with 3 balls of "devil's tongue" (see Day 17!) and a smear of mustard. Disgusting!! After forcing one down and almost throwing it up again, she sneakily hid them in a tissue until she could find a bin! - the BEAUTIFUL surroundings, incredibly peaceful and spiritual, the route even goes past a waterfall - meeting a mountain goat and a snake on the same ...
WE DID: - took a bus and 3 trains to get from Zao Onsen to Tsuruoka - pottered around Tsuruoka Koen (park) - stumbled across a French/Italian/Spanish bar/restaurant by our hotel and enjoyed some carafes of wine with tapas WE LOVED: - having a very chilled evening ready for our hike ...