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Stay Connected with Free Wi-Fi
So you're going on holiday. Time to embrace disconnection? Not likely. You'll have your smart phone in hand and your laptop ready. Your 7-year-old is screaming about watching a YouTube video from your...
A Visit to The King of Hell: Enma-do
Along with Hell Valley (Jigokudani) being its most popular attraction, Noboribetsu is especially famous for its 11 demon spots where you are able to encounter a variety of powerful spirits (Meet all o...
Your One Stop Shopping Experience
You have always known about the wonderful hot spring experience at Dai-ichi Takimotokan, and the grand buffet from the main dining hall, but what if you are up for a bit of... shopping? No worries. We...
Soft Serve at its Best, Made in Hokkaido
Soft serve is a popular item all across Japan. You can enjoy a ray of different flavors ranging from the traditional matcha flavor in Kyoto to some of the more novel variations like the lavender flavo...
Onsen in the Language of Sumo: Yado-Banzuke
 A document seen as above is called banzuke, which you can always find before an official tournament of sumo. The document is to be read from right to left and top to bottom. It indicates the ran...
Celebrate Girls: Hinamatsuri
Every little girl should have a set of dolls in her bedroom, but probably none like these displayed in our grand lobby. Around mid-February, families with daughters all over Japan set up elaborately-m...
Noboribetsu Onsen Festival: Yumatsuri
The Noboribetsu Onsen Resort is known for its abundant high-temperature hot spring, which comes in a variety of different water types. Every February, the town hosts a festival to celebrate the hot sp...
The Onsen Basics: Face Towels
There are certain unwritten rules that must be observed in a Japanese onsen. For example, wearing a swim suit is often not allowed in bath water; and another, showing tattoos is generally frowned upon...
Remembrance of Things Past (Cont’d)
In our last blog, we have talked about the end-of-year Japanese traditions of ancestor worship. We made a brief introduction to Kinzou Takimoto – the discoverer of Noboribetsu Onsen and founder of Dai...
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