By / 17th February, 2011 / Hot springs / Off

Yamada Ryokan in Otari Nagano

Yasu’s back still wasn’t ready to shred so off to another onset we went. This time we drove towards the coast into Otari. We went for a long drive down winding roads with snowbanks higher than our van. The road ends where the plows stop plowing which put us in front of Yamada Ryokan (Japanese style inn). The indoor bath is small but the water is potent. I had the place to myself so could sneak in a quick snap.

The place is old and aging but I prefer a bit of character and a whole lot of history over bland and sterile. I hear the waters have been flowing here for over 500 years!!