Complimentary shuttle service between Yumoto-Onsen and Shin-Yamaguchi
Yumoto-Onsen offers complimentary shuttle service for guests staying at the hotels and inns in Yumoto-Onsen and travelling to/from Shin-Yamaguchi. You enjoy this service as many times as desired while staying.
Wednesday 1 June 2016 – Friday 31 March 2017
(except from Tuesday 27 December 2016 until Tuesday 3 January 2017)
*Leaving at 11:10—Oumi-jima sightseeing boat departure point at 12:20—Senzaki Station at 12:25—Nagato-shi Station at 12:30—arriving at Nagato Yumoto Onsen (Otanisanso) at 12:45
*Leaving at 15:50—arriving at Nagato Yumoto Onsen (Otanisanso) at 16:50
From Nagato Yumoto Onsen (Otanisanso)
*Leaving at 9:30— Nagato-shi Station at 9:45— Senzaki Station at 9:50— Oumi-jima sightseeing boat departure point at 9:55—arriving at Shin-Yamaguchi Station at 11:00
*Leaving at 14:25—arriving at Shin-Yamaguchi Station at 15:30
* This bus service is exclusively for guests staying at the hotels and inns in Yumoto-Onsen. Not available for non-staying guests.
* Advanced reservation is required by 5:00 p.m. the day prior. Call Otanisanso at 0837-25-3300.
* Buses may be delayed due to severe weather and road conditions.
* Smoking is not permitted on buses.
* Please be at the pickup points on time as buses will not wait. If the guest is not in contact, then buses will depart on time. Contact: Nagato Yumoto Onsen Ryokan Kyoudoukumiai (inns cooperative) at 0837-25-3611 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
* Bus operator will contact the guest when needed.
本日は、The Bar OTOZUREの人気メニュー「板わさ」をご紹介いたします。
Itawasa, slices of Kamaboko grilled fish paste served with wasabi horseradish and soy sauce, is one of the popular dishes at the bar OTOZURE. AS for the Kamaboko of this Itawasa, ‘Hamachidori’ from the long-running Kamaboko shop ‘YAMATO KAMABOKO’ is served. ‘Hamachidori’ is a multi-award-winning Kamaboko, holding a Japanese royal warrant. They make kamaboko from freshly caught fishes in the morning, not using frozen minced fish paste. Their factory is closed on the day they don’t catch fishes.
Differing from the other area in Japan, this Kamaboko is made by unique method, and it gives the Kamaboko a smooth and bouncy texture. Just try one, if you never taste it!
Loved by locals, Kawara-soba is a green tea soba noodle placed on a hot roof tile, topped with thinly shredded egg omelet, salty seasoned beef and roasted seaweed. It is served with a warm dipping sauce. The hot tile gives the soba noodles the crispy and slightly scorched taste. This is the local cuisine! Come try an amazing food when visiting Yamaguchi prefecture.
Also, Unameshi (steamed rice with eel) is a must-eat dish. The eels here are fragrant and soft in a secret sweet sauce.
Wake up early and get a head start while travelling?
Here is ‘Aobasu’ lotus at Saienji Temple in Omijima. They bloom July to early August with big white petals. Long time ago, ‘Aobasu’ lotus was brought and planted at Saienji Temple by the buddhist monk who had studied in China. An flower will die after three to four days. The lotuses all open together in the morning and they tuck their petals away at dusk. (at their most beautiful around 7:00am to 9:00am)
2118, Senzaki, Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi-Prefecture *a 20-minute drive from Bettei Otozure
We’ve got new items from Hagi-yaki ware artist “Kaneko Tsukasa” in stock. Those are now on sale at souvenir shop of both Otozure and Otani Sanso. Come and check out! The photos below show the inside of his atelier. Lovely wind-chimes!
Kotokuzenji Temple is known as Ajisaidera (hydrangea temple) in Nagato. In the rainy season, the serene temple is full of the hydrangea of different colors as blue, purple, pink and white. You’ll enjoy the panoramic view of hydrangea garden with the Japan Sea in the background. It is just a 25-minute drive from Motonosumi Inari Shrine and Higashi Ushirobata Tanada, so it would be nice to make a little side trip to see its beautiful hydrangea.
The article on Bettei Otozure appears in the book “Ultimate Inn -Japan’s 50 best inns- ” issued by the Taiwan publisher. They devote as much as seven pages to us. The interview was on the heavy snow day, so you’ll see the photo of snow-covered Bettei Otozure.