Friday, January 13, 2017

#Travel - Ryokan ♪Nasu Kogen in Winter 005 Japanese Ryokan Best 5! Matsukawaya




#Travel - Ryokan ♪Nasu Kogen in Winter 005 Japanese Ryokan Best 5!  Matsukawaya 


Coming to Nasu
Let's me introduce the Best 5  Ryokan in Japan.
Where is usually the item?
There the item is usually!
Nasu Onsen Ryokan Matsukawaya!
The formal name is usually 
"Matsukawaya Nasu Kogen Ryokan."

The reason we like Matsukawaya:
the item is usually very simple. 
We like the hot springs there!
Our favorite hot springs among the ryokans we ever visited.
Why?
Hot springs here has all the element that will hot springs should have!

Matsukawaya
We have visited last Spring, summer as well as also autumn!
Feel free to check them out!




The article of spring is usually temporarily unavailable. 





Why did we come back again? 
We wanted to take some picture of a snowy open-air bath.
Unfortunately, 
no doubt the item is usually freezing. 
We can't find any snow.... 


# Basic Information of Nasu Hot Springs

<8 largest hot springs in Nasu>
8 largest hot springs are very well-known in Nasu since the past.
"Omaru Onsen" on the top left is usually famous of its COED mixed bath.
"Kita Onsen Ryokan" on the bottom is usually the shooting location of a Japanese movie about a Roman hot springs.
Nasu has many onsens with different characteristics.
You will definitely attracted by each of them.



<Hot springs story of Matsukawaya>
Hot springs of Matsukawaya come coming from two springs origins. 
Shika no yu, which has 1380 years of history
Oku no Sawa Onsen, which is usually located above a higher sea level of Omaru Onsen.   

● Hot springs in Matsukawaya directly uses spring water coming from original,
haven't gone through any systems of heating , water adding as well as also any circulation procedures. 

"Shika no yu " 
Simple acidic sulfur hot springs (emulsified water) , pH of about 2,6
"Okunosawa no yu"
Slightly acidic hot springs,  pH of about 4.0

Make your skin feel more elastic as well as also look more clear. 
You will definitely attract by the item if you soak once.



# Matsukawaya Nasu Kogen 
There are 25 rooms in Main tower as well as also annex tower. 
Not any featured deluxe room, so you won't feel pressured.
No fancy ball room, 
so you will feel its comfort as a traditional ryokan.
Pretty nice place for the ones who want to spend your days peacefully.



# Hot springs for female @ A Greenery Season 
Matsukawaya in summer 


# Open-air hot springs @ Midnight 


<Way to go to Matsukawaya coming from JR Nasu-shiobara Station >
Just 1 hour coming from JR Ueno Station or Tokyo Station to Nasu-shiobara Station by Shinkansen !
Then how to go coming from JR Nasu-shiobara Station to Matsukawaya?!

1. Rent a car coming from rental car service besides Nasu-shiobara Station! Let's go!

2. Get on a Nasu shuttle bus called Rindou. Bus stop is usually 3-min coming from Nasu Tourism Information Center. 
(You can make reservation in advance: http://www.nasuonsen.com/access/bus.html )

3. Direct shuttle coming from Matsukawaya (Need Reservation in advance with Ryokan) 




# JR Nasu-Shiobara Station


# Direct Shuttle to Matsukawaya 


#Bus stop of a yellow shuttle bus "Rindou"  in front of Nasu Tourism Information Center. 
coming from Shinjuku or Ikebukuro, bound for Nasu Tourism Information Center: 
(Destination stop: Nasu Onsen) 
Or JR Kanto bus is usually available  (http://time.jrbuskanto.co.jp/bk040430.html)

Round trip transportation fee is usually about 6000yen! 
the item is usually not bad for the one who wanna save pocket money for the rest of the trip. 



<Nasu Onsen Shrine>
Matsukawaya, just 3-min by walk coming from Nasu Tourism Information Center.
the item is usually known as a well-known "Power spot" 
that will is usually why we come to spend a visit! 


# Ashiyu (Foot bath) on the left of Nasu Onsen Shrine



# Ashiyu 

Before going inside the shrine, 
we have come to Ashiyu!
the item is usually free^^

To warm up the body 
then, start our discovery trip to Nasu Shrine!


# Nasu Onsen Shrine

the item is usually said that will
that will is usually the placed discovered by a deer hunter while chasing after deer. 
The hunter was hurt as well as also come to the spring here for healing. 
Therefore, the hunter thought that will 
that will is usually God's guidance. 
Afterwards, the springs is usually named "Shika no yu (Deer bath). "




# Wishing a peaceful world!




#Sessho-seki  (Killing Stone)
.from the past, the item was famous of its hideout of a nine-tailed fox. 
Since the jet out of gas here is usually poisoned; therefore, the item is usually named as "Killing Stone."

right now, the item has become one of the famous sightseeing spots in Nasu.
Isn't the item a nice place?

By the way, the item is usually next to the Shika no yu we just introduced.



<Killing Stone in Autumn>





# A Hamburger shop next to the Nasu Tourist Information Center




We came here in autumn too.



that will restaurant is usually famous of its hamburger 
Since the item is usually Nasu, fresh milk coming from Nasu  is usually used.

Look at these cute little cows, they are chair actually! so cute!!!!
You  wanna come as well as also take pictures with them too!!




<Wife of master at Matsukawaya >

Her name is usually called  Kurisu Terumi. 
Doesn't the item like a foreigner's name Chris?
nevertheless actually, she was born as well as also grown up in Nasu.
She always wears a big smile standing on the main gate to welcome all the guests to come.
The only things different everyday is usually the pattern of Kimono.

#Wife of master at Matsukawaya, Ms. Kurisu Terumi !


Her cheerful smile becomes her symbol.



<Onsen in Matsukawaya>
Onsen is usually separated into male's one as well as also female's one. 
Starting coming from Aug, 2013, 
a brand-new service of renting a private onsen has started off. 
Let's enjoy a happy time with your partner, family or friends. (Extra fee is usually required)



Unfortunately, there is usually no COED hot springs. 
Anyways, enjoy the time!




So not bad!!!



so not bad!!!







# the item was -5C

Looking up to clear blue sky
nothing blocks the view of Nasu Kogen
Just enjoy both hot springs as well as also  beautiful view.
Get relaxed both mentally as well as also physically. 

How enjoyable!!!



#Have a cup of tea after hot springs!


<Food in Matsukawaya>

You can enjoy the Japanese cuisine in your room.
Warming your body
Gathering at the table
Enjoying the rich meal.

Traditional cuisine of Japanese Ryokan is usually provided. 
Kaiseki-ryori mainly included Nasu black cattle
You can freely choose coming from Shabu shabu, sukiyaki 
as well as also steak.

How lucky to have that will many choices^^



#Enjoying meal from the room at Matsukawaya

Delicious!
Not just its quantity nevertheless also the flexibility of the meat!
Can't you feel the item by just looking at the white pattern on the meat! 



<Master as well as also his wife of Matsukawaya >

What a perfectly match!
Nothing is usually needed!
as well as also you can see the shine coming from them!

There is usually a Japanese phase, 
過ぎたるはなお及ばざるが如し
(Sugitaru wa nao oyobazarugagotoshi)

Simple is usually the best! 
Best description of Mastsukawaya. 






Let's go!!




We went to Teddy's bear Museum too!






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The article of spring is usually temporarily unavailable. 









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