A wonderful, relaxing stay at the hot springs

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Kevin at breakfast, this one Japanese style
Breakfast was Japanese style in the breakfast room. We got to see more guests in the hotel. There were more people than it would appear from not seeing any crowds at the hot springs yesterday.

We went for another hot spring bath before noon, no lunch, we took a nap in the afternoon. It was a relaxing day.

Dinner was similar to last night's, with a peach wine for starter instead of the plum one yesterday. Both were tasty. We had the fish on the stick again, but this time no bear soup. We had instead, horse meat sashimi. I didn't even know such thing existed before. If you are curious, horse meat tasted like beef to me. We had crunchy little fish tempura, and a slightly larger marinated fish which was very delicious. We had udon noodle soup and rice with pickled daikon, carrots and cucumbers. For dessert, we had a piece of honeydew melon (probaby not the same one which was selling for 10000 yen at the market I saw the other night) and a wedge of grapefruit.

We had another trip to the hot springs before calling it a day. We would be heading to another small town tomorrow with several train transfers!
aoisoba says:
wow it must be a really good onsen then :D
Posted on: Mar 23, 2008
portia says:
it was great, especially in the natural setting by the river, with snow out there...
Posted on: Mar 18, 2008
travelman727 says:
No matter where in the world you go, you can't beat the hot springs :-D
Posted on: Mar 17, 2008
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Kevin at breakfast, this one Japan…
Kevin at breakfast, this one Japa…
my breakfast
my breakfast
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path to a lookout point (right up…
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another view toward the river and…
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yummy choco cakes bought across f…
dinner being served
dinner being served
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yummy
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the red meat on the right is "hor…
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same idea, the fish has a stick f…
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more dinner
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steam rises from the water in the…
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View of one of the open air hot s…
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photo by: portia