Monday, March 11, 2013

Japan (Dec12): Day 9 Nozawa Onsen

It's Christmas day! Snow finally stopped, and it was warmer today (above 0 degrees)

Although we will still be at Nozawa onsen today, but we will be shifting from Nakajimaya ryokan to Nozawa Grand Hotel.

Look at the ladder

Restaurant on the left, entrance to Nozawa Grand Hotel in the middle, and bus stop on the right.

Restaurant where we had our lunch. We love their sauce Tonkatsu rice

This is nice.

My usual, Katsudon. But for this meal, I somehow prefer what Alfred had.
The bus stop just opposite the restaurant.

Bus schedule.
After lunch, it's time to check-in.

Nozawa Grand Hotel
Entry area of our room

Our room. 26100yen for the room (without meals).
 We love this room! It's so spacious, and good view...

Yes, and there's a private ensuite hot tub as well!

Shower area...just before the hot tub

Large toilet too.

Hot tub!

view from our room.

We then went to explore the hotel's onsen.

Walking towards the hotel's outdoor onsen

Hotel's outdoor onsen with nice view
The view from the outdoor onsen.
Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, first of all i want to say that reading your blog is very amusing. All the information is very detailed and helpful.
    I'm planning to go to Japan on Feb'18. Can you look at my itinerary and tell me whether its possible to do. Im concern on trip from kanazawa-shirakawago-nozawa onsen-snow monkey-takaragawa onsen. Is it possible to do this in winter? Or does the public transportion become rarely due to the snow?
    Here is my rough itinerary:
    Day 1: arrive at KIX 22.00
    Day 2: osaka - osaka castle, dontonbori, shinseikai, namba. Stay osaka
    Day 3 : universal studio. Stay osaka
    Day 4 : kyoto - nara park, todaiji temple, fushimi inari. Stay kyoto
    Day 5 : golden temple, arashimaya, tenryuji temple. Stay kyoto
    Day 6 : going to hiroshima miyajima, going to kobe for dinner and sake breweries. Stay at kyoto
    Day 7 : nishiki market, gion, kiyomizudera temple. Going to kanazawa. Stay kanazawa
    Day 8 : going to shirakawago and nozawa onsen. Stay nozawa
    Day 9 : nozawa onsen. Snow boarding. Stay nozawa
    Day 10 : going to snow monkey park then to takaragawa onsen. Stay takaragawa
    Day 11 : going to hakone, gotemba premium outlet. Stay hakone
    Day 12 : going to tokyo and yokohama. Stay at tokyo
    Day 13 : meiji shrine, harajuku, shibuya, ameyoko market, ueno, akihabara
    Day 14 : disneysea
    Day 15 : tsujiki market, sensoji temple. Night flight back
    Please help. Thankyou so much! :)
    And if you have any recommendation on place to stay or eat. Please let me know :)