Katashina Village

(English) Motoyu Mountain Villa

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Motoyu Mountain Villa has onsen (hot springs) facilities, which is rare within the Oze National Park. Hot water that has flowed up to the ground surface is heated further and used for the onsen. It is an accommodation located nearest, and accordingly, best for a visit to the Sanjo-no-Taki (falls), which is popular as one of the largest falls in Japan. It is advisable to leave your heavy luggage at the accommodation, as the path to the waterfalls is rugged and challenging. The meals are mainly washoku (Japanese cuisine) and the guest rooms are Japanese-style. Reservation for a private room can be made for two guests or more. You may request a bento (packed meal) for lunch at the time of check in.

From the direction of Tokyo: (1) By bus: Leave Shinjuku on a Kan-etsu Transportation Highway Express Bus: Oze → Get off at Tokura → Walk about one minute to Hatomachi-Toge Bus Office (2) By train: Leave Tokyo on a JR East Joetsu Shinkansen → Get off at Jomo Kogen Station →Take a Kan-etsu Transportation bus to Hatomachi-Toge Bus Office Take a shuttle bus/a taxi from Hatomachi-Toge Buss Office to Hatomachi Toge From Hatomachi Toge to Motoyu Mountain Villa: About 3 hours' walk (10.6 kilometers)

(English) http://www.welcome-to-oze.com/mountain/?page=0002

Reservation is required for every stay in a lodge in Oze. As the lodges are scattered extensively around Oze National Park, confirm their locations first depending on a preferred course and then make a reservation. Check-in/Check-out: Guests are advised to check-in no later than about 4:00 pm. Check-in early to be ready for the next day. When taking a bath: Guests are requested to voluntarily refrain from using soap, shampoo and other products for the purpose of nature conservation. Meals: Supper is served from about 5:00 pm and breakfast from about 6:00 am. If you want a bento (packed meal) for lunch next day, reserve it at the time of check-in. Lights‐out time: The lights are turned out at 9:00 pm. “Go to bed early and get up early” is the first rule of mountain climbing. Please be sure to keep to the lights-out time so as not to bother other guests.