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Accommodation Koshinetsu | Nagano Sponsored

Staying with Locals at Minshuku, Surrounded by Snow in the Uonuma Countryside

Sponsored by UONUMA City Tourist Association   Uonuma is a small city in Niigata prefecture. The area is known for the heavy snowfall during winter. This area is excellent for skiing and snowboarding. The ski-resort Suhara is a 5-minute walk from Urashin Minshuku and several courses…
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Accommodation Sponsored Tokai | Nagoya

Izu Peninsula: My Night in a Ryokan of Kumomi Onsen, a Fishing Village

Sponsored by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association Kumomi Onsen Kumomi Onsen (雲見温泉) is located on the west coast of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is a very little town, know for its excellent hot springs (hence the word “onsen,” which means “hot spring,” in its name),…