Maigo 迷途

Kanto Maigo – Day 1

Day 1 begins monotonously with the ever renovating Sydney Airport. The larger change this year was the every traveller’s harbour – McDonald, being moved further off toward the second concourse. A much posher but crowded space.




The flight to Hong Kong was uneventful. Because of the tight transfer there was no time to hit the lounge in HK. The flight to Haneda was also went uneventfully. Actually, I did find out that Cathay can cook up decent flight meals (still not as good as EVA or China Airline, but it’s night and day compared to their usual fare). Why they don’t put in the effort on their other routes is beyond me.



Cathay food to Haneda. Curry rice and soba

Arrival in Haneda was almost half an hour early. Now looking at checking in by 10:30 if things went smoothly.




I walked down the moving walkways at a brisk pace and breezed through customs. Haneda Airport was unexpectedly large, I had thought most international traffic went through Narita (though I suppose Narita does now have 3 terminals). If I had the time I would have liked to take a better look around.


On to business first. First and only item on the agenda was getting a data sim.






On previous trips I had gotten data sims beforehand, more reliable and time saving that way. Australia however had few sim options and the ones available was very costly for what few megabytes I needed to access google map and emails.


Haneda supposedly had plenty of options, from umobile to Japan Travel, Freetel and many more. Worse come to worse, there was always the option of getting one after getting into the city centre from BIC CAMERA.




羽田似乎有不少選項,從umobile到japan travel, freetel等等。就算真沒有的話也可以等進入市區後再到BIC CAMERA買。

7-11 outside Keikyu Haneda

I first checked the 7-11 on level 3 just outside the Keikyu station area. On the shelves were the umobile sims, but not the nano-size I needed.


No worries, the Air Lawson on level 1 was supposed to stock them too.




沒關係,一樓的Air Lawson應該也有。

No nano size sim

I got lost initially as there were two level 1 areas accessed by separate escalators. An area directly below Keikyu station area lead out to the taxi stands, the Air Lawson was in the area below the main area and leads out to the bus stands.


一開始迷路走錯了,一樓有兩個區域,分別用不同的手扶梯上下。在京急正下方的通往計程車站,而Air Lawson是在主區樓下通往巴士站的一樓。


Already annoyed by the wasted precious minutes, I stared blankly at Lawson’s empty shelves. They had no umobile left, or hardly any sim card. Only a few J Travel sims hung angled like rejected goods.


I would have even settled for a umobile 14 day since I was there for 8 days plus however many hours left till I get to the capsule hotel. Alas there were none.


浪費了時間有點心煩,我又無神的看著Lawson空蕩蕩的架子。沒有剩下任何umobile,連其他網卡基本上也所剩無幾。只有幾張賣不出去,歪歪掛著的J Travel網卡。


如果有umobile 14天的話我也可接受,畢竟這次要待8天+我今晚到膠囊旅館前的這一段時間。可嘆就是沒有。


I ran through the options.


  1. Settle for a different sim card. Not desirable as the ones on the shelves were total data over a given period instead of quota per day with unlimited throttling. It’s not likely that I would use that much data, still, accidents were possible in this age of automatic updates and synchs.
  2. Continue to the capsule hotel and get a card from BIC CAMERA next morning. Problem was this required waiting for BIC CAMERA to open and delay getting to Kusatsu.



  1. 買別牌的網卡。這不太妥當,架子上的網卡是算流量總量的,不是每天給多少流量超過降速繼續無限使用。我不太可能用那麼多流量,但現在一堆自動更新,同位下載的,意外絕不是不可能。
  2. 繼續到膠囊旅館,明天早上再去BIC CAMERA買。這的壞處是必須等BIC CAMERA開門,影響到草津的時間。




I went back to the 7-11 upstairs, grabbed the umobile standard size sim and went to the counter. “Is the nano-sized sim of this one sold out?” I blurted out, then realized it was asked in a very counter intuitive way. “Nano sized, do you have nano-sized ones?”




我回到樓上的7-11,拿了包umobile sim卡一般大小的到櫃檯。請問nano大小的賣完了嗎,我說完立刻意識到這是個很彆扭的問法。有nano大小的嗎,你們有沒有nano大小的。


“What kind?”


The staff was not sure what sized sim I was asking (I wonder how nano could be pronounced in Japanese). She did get enough hint that I was asking for one that’s not the one I was holding.






I typed out nano on the phone. She turned around, fished about in a drawer and produced a nano sized 7 day umobile sim pack.(7 day, 2376Y)


我在手機上輸入nano給她看。她轉過身,在抽屜內翻了翻找出一張nano大小的7天umobile網卡包。(7天, 2376Y)




Despite the delay I got what I needed. I hopped on a Keikyu train for Shinagawa.





Keikyu platform



Global Cabin Gotanda is two stop away from Shinagawa on the Yamanote line, all up just over 20 minutes from Haneda.


It was about 10:30 when I reached Gotanda, still plenty of buzz on the streets. The area felt like a typical station district. A very confusing station front with a bus loop, a pachinko of sort and lots of izakayas.


Global Cabin五反田在山手線上距離品川兩站,從羽田車程加起來20分鐘多一點。




I almost missed Global Cabin as I had miscounted the intersections and had to double back a block. Note to self, stick to the main road where one can’t miss.


我算錯了交叉路口差點錯過Global Cabin了,結果必須折返回上一個街口。提醒自己,還是走不可能錯過的大路。

Global Cabin, the Lawson is right downstairs

Global Cabin was chosen because I still wasn’t fully committed to the idea of a capsule. Felt too claustrophobic and nowhere to put luggages, going to the lockers or front desk was too much of a hassle and will have to open and organize things in public. Global Cabin offered a halfway solution between a capsule and a room, what is now usually called a cabin. Basically a capsule with extra space and privacy.


選Global Cabin是因為我還是對膠囊有點不放心。太小了,又沒地方放行李,若要去置物櫃或櫃檯放太麻煩了,要整理行李又必須在公共空間弄。Global Cabin是一個介於膠囊和房間的解決方案,在膠囊上多提供一些空間和隱私。


The most well known cabin chain in Japan is probably First Cabin. They offered two types of cabin, one with extra headroom (no capsule on top) and full cabin where it’s essentially a full room minus bath/toilets, oh and one gets a curtain instead of a door.


日本最有名客艙連鎖是First Cabin。他們的房型有兩種,一種是增加頭頂上空間(上方沒有膠囊),另一是完整的一等艙,基本上就是一個房間去掉衛浴,還有沒有門只有簾子。


Global Cabin offers their own take. The capsules are still stacked on top of each other, but they opened on opposite sides where each individual gets a small narrow “room”. Again, no doors, just curtains. One still get bothered by the neighbors climbing into their bed below or above, but otherwise gets entire isolated space and never sees each other. One the floor one could leave the luggages, and lock the valuables in the small safe provided when going to the bath or when asleep.


Global Cabin客艙有另一番的設計解讀。膠囊一樣是上下堆疊,但往反方向開,連結個人窄小的一個房間。一樣沒有門,只有簾子。當隔壁間的人爬入上面或是下面的膠囊時仍然會互相影響到,不然的話每個人擁有獨立的空間,更不會見到對方。地上可以放置行李,去洗澡或睡覺時貴重物可鎖在小保險庫內。


Global Cabin belonged to the Dormy Inn chain, probably the most premium business hotel chain (they get free soba/ramen at night), some level of quality was assured.


Global Cabin歸屬於Dormy Inn系列的分支,這系列差不多是最高級的連鎖商務了(晚上有免費蕎麥麵/拉麵),可確信有一定水準。


I checked in and was given a cabin number and an access card. The card granted access to the floor my cabin was on and also the public bath on the top floor. It gave some level of security from non-guests and men off the lady-only floors.




The cabin floor was cool, dim and quiet. The curtain door had a magnetic clip so it stuck to the door frame and required some effort to close and open with a snap. While the sound of opening and closing the curtain was going to be a little annoying, it gave an extra feeling of security, it took effort to go peeking around and anyone that tried to sneak into the cabin was not going to do it quietly.



Rows of cabins

Cabin, the capsule is on the left


Capsule bunk


On the bunk (I had chosen an upstairs bunk) was a basket containing towels.




I quickly shoved my valuables into the safe (it’s big enough to stick the camera inside) and headed for the bath.




In addition to the rows of showers each floor had, Global Cabin also have a public bath on the top floor (men only). The bath had a Japanese traditional onsen decor, with plenty of wood, soft music and warm lightning. Next to the wooden sliding door and blue curtain was a few potted plants on a pebble stone bed. One could almost forget one was on the top floor of a concrete building.


除了每層樓有的一排淋浴間外,Global Cabin在頂樓還有一個澡堂(限男性)。澡堂走的是傳統日式的風格,有許多木頭,輕音樂和暖色燈光。木頭滑門和藍色門簾旁的碎石床上擺著盆栽。幾乎可忘記自己是在鋼筋水泥建築的頂樓。

Bath entrance


Changing area


The bath was large enough for maybe 6 or 7 people. Since it was late there was only one other person and he was gone by the time I finished showering.




The bath is what’s promoted as ultra soft water, supposedly more gentle on the skin. Did not feel any different. Was very relaxing to have a hot bath after flying.




After feeling very refreshed, I headed downstairs to have a stretch outside. Directly below Global Cabin was a Lawson (lobby is on the 2nd). I took a quick look and headed back upstairs.


感覺清醒多了,我下樓出去伸展一下。Global Cabin樓下就是Lawson(旅館櫃檯在二樓)。我稍微晃了下後回到樓上。


The lobby had a row of counter seats by the window with power sockets for charging. There was also a coffee machine offering free beverages, a fridge where bottled water was offered (one per guest, honor system) and to my surprise, free Dormy Inn brand instant ramen.


大廳窗戶旁有一排座位,還有插座可充電。有咖啡機提供免費咖啡,冰箱裡有礦泉水(一人一瓶,自我約束),還有另外的驚喜,有免費的Dormy Inn自己品牌的泡麵。

Dormy Inn Ramen

Global Cabin coffee

Not a fancy ramen, delicious all the same. A hot bowl of ramen with smooth Japanese coffee late at night, it was as luxurious as lobster at a five star hotel.




Things were quiet, broken by the occasional check-ins and people getting coffee. One, joined in with a late night ramen.




After the meal I went back up to bed. The capsule space was more spacious than expected, high enough that I ran no risk at bumping my head when sitting up, and wider than a full roll to either side. There were two kinds of lightning, a spot light for reading and a general illumination emitted off two LED strips to either side of the backboard, angled so they would not shine directly into one’s eyes even when looking up the capsule.




A flat TV mounted on a folded arm could be swung out and adjusted to comfortable position. Not much interesting on the late night shows.




I drifted off to sleep. The occasional closing and opening of curtains in the distance hardly bothering a weary traveller.




Kanto Maigo – Foreword

One would think that after so many trips, planning for a trip would be a matter of going through the motions and things would no doubt go smoothly.




It’s actually the other way, I think. The more experience one has the more one knows how things could go wrong and begins to consider all of the factors. Overthinking, is just much a headache as ignorance.




That’s how things ended up being quite messy for this trip’s planning. A lot of back and forth, a lot of indecisions, and way too much shifting around.




Initially the trip was prompted by the Shinkai Makoto exhibition, a celebration looking back at the road which the director took over the decade from the humble debut of Voices of a Distant Star to the phenomenon hit Your Name.




The exhibition was touring around Japan, starting from the Z-Kai Kotoba Museum which had hosted the previous Shinkai World exhibit, to Koumi Museum near Shinkai’s hometown in Nagano, Tokyo in Nov-Dec then to Sapporo in Jan-Feb 2018.




The Sapporo date overlapped with the Sapporo Snow Festival so the idea came about. Why not hit the snow festival and the exhibition at the same time, can also throw in the penguin parade at Asahikawa zoo.




Planning initially went smoothly. The trip would either be Sapporo in-out, or Hakodate-Sapporo in-out. Or if time permitted, perhaps even enter via Tokyo or Sendai.


I really miss that milk curry ramen in Aomori.






A friend Y also indicated an interest in being dragged along which I happily agreed to. Travelling by oneself was very exhausting and sometimes demoralizing. Having a companion would help keep things interesting and keep from slacking off back to the hotel early as I had done several times before.




There was always a nagging problem though. Hokkaido is really hard to plan in winter.




Hokkaido in winter is cold, the daylight short, and the weather unpredictable. Since it’s the off-season many tourist spots either don’t open at all or has shortened hours. Combined with the long travel distances between the main towns, it makes planning meaningful trips a headache.




Since daylight is limited, travelling during the day is really not desired, problem is most locations do not have enough attractions to warrant a full day. Otaru maybe just over half a day, Asahikawa however long one can spend in the zoo, Hakodate has enough for a day except one would want to arrive early enough to see the nighttime scenery which either means giving up one morning or one afternoon travelling to/from Sapporo.




Within Sapporo itself it’s not much better, outside of the Sapporo Beer Museum and Shiroi Koibito Park, there’s shopping, eating and… that’s more or less it.




What are at best C list tourist spots in other areas ends up on the B list for Hokkaido, and there just aren’t that many A grade spots in Hokkaido. So one either force oneself to spend too much time at one location to make the most of the day given how long it took to get there, or spend less time at each place and waste most of the trip on the trains.




Extra considerations also had to be built into the schedule in case blizzards stopped the trains or worse flights. There had to be a few flexible days that could be shuffled around for the Asahikawa zoo day trip, and the first and last night had to be in the city.




Nevertheless, planning continued and hotel bookings were made with a few additional days on either side to be adjusted closer to the date.




Then I started looking at flights, and it was clear that it was going to be too difficult.




Despite still almost half a year away, the tickets prices were getting high and the seats getting few. Unless the flight could be locked down within a week or two it was quite possible for the more suitable dates to be sold out.




The decision was made then to scrap the idea of going to Hokkaido and bring the trip forward to visit the exhibition in Tokyo.




That caused its own sets of problems. Namely I’m not particularly fond of Tokyo – too much shops, not enough other stuff. Some people can spend an entire day (or days) doing the strip at Omotesando or Shinjuku. Something that will barely last me two hours.




The other thing that Tokyo had plenty of are places to eat. Problem is they all tend to require queuing up. Something again I am terrible with.




So I decided to aim for either the Christmas lights in early December, or the autumn leaves in late November.




Two set of plans were thus drawn up, targeting the different periods. More lights, or more leaves.




Things started looking up. The Shinkai Makoto exhibition was going to take half a day, maybe a few hours doing the pilgrimage around Shinjuku visiting spots that appeared in Your Name. Throw in a day in Hakone, a day in Kamakura, a half day out to the west to visit a sake brewery followed by half a day being healed by penguins in the aquarium plus some sightseeing/snacking in Ginza. Fits in fairly well for a 5-6 day trip.




In fact, Tokyo had changed quite a lot since I visited in 2011. There were a lot of new spots to visit, such as the Skytree, the Daikanyama T-Site, the Manseibashi complex beneath the former station platforms, even Asakusa had changed quite a bit (not that I did it justice the last time).




Then Y mentioned that only 2 days off was possible, meaning including weekends at best 4 days.




Around the same time I also realized that it was possible to book what was called open jaw flights, that is a return flight to Taiwan cost the same as a flight to Japan then a return flight from Taiwan, I only had to book an additional single flight from Japan to Taiwan. This meant compared to what I had done before, booking a Taiwan return from Sydney, then a Japan return from Taiwan, doing a triangle flight of Sydney->Japan->Taiwan->Sydney saved an entire day and the cost of a single flight.




This presented me with a different problem. I was suddenly presented with additional days compared to what I had previously planned for. Whereas before it might have been Tuesday to Sunday, I was now looking at Sunday to Sunday.




The trip became two halves. The first half I would be on my own, then meet up with Y for the second half.




The exhibition was of course moved to the first half, then I had the vague idea of doing the kanto area using the Kanto Area pass. Kusatsu Onsen maybe, since I always wanted to visit it but never did find the time, at this stage not sure about the rest.




The sudden opening up of options aside, I decided to aim for the early 20s of November for the later half, a bit of a gamble between autumn leaves and Christmas lights. It turned out to be a good choice too as came December comes the off peak season and many shops would have been closed in Hakone and Karuizawa.




Ideally a week earlier would have been better for autumn leaves in Hakone, but that risked being too early for Christmas lights in Tokyo. By picking the 20s, I figured even if I missed out on the autumn leaves, we’d get to see the ginkyo leaves in Tokyo at least.




Tiger Air offered a red eye flight with arrival in Haneda at 4am, so thankfully Y’s first day can be a full day, if a very tiring one. Since I wanted to keep day 2 and 3 flexible for Hakone in case of weather, I allocated the first day for the trip to the sake brewery as its english guided tour required advanced reservations.




With a vague timeline drawn up, I moved on to securing accommodations.




The usual places to stay in Tokyo was either west side (Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Shibuya), or east side Ueno/Akihabara or area near Tokyo station/Ginza/Nihonbashi.




Shinjuku was discarded as I had no desire of risking Kabukicho. If I was on my own it might have been fine, just had to skirt around the edges and stick to the main road when getting to and from the hotel, but I was responsible for more than myself on this trip. Outside of Kabukicho the hotels tended to be some distance away from the station, not to mention expensive. Shinjuku station is also a nightmare to navigate.




Tokyo accommodation prices have really gone up since I last visited.




Ikebukuro and Shibuya I saw little reason to stay at, since they were a little out of the way for the places I had planned on visiting.




That leaves the east side, which had better access to airports anyway.




Last time I had stayed at Ueno, looking at it now with more experience, it was surprisingly poorly situated if one wasn’t heading to the north east. Yamanote line was slow, to access the west side it was generally much faster to take the Chuo line or pick one of the metros (which Ueno had especially poor access to). Akihabara was well situated but hotel choices were few.




Kinshicho, which I had never even heard of before, stood out as a place that’s surprisingly convenient despite being outside of the central areas. It has access to both Chuo and Sobu line meaning it can access Shinjuku and Tokyo station without transfer. The metro Honzomon line north south through it giving it access to Skytree and Shibuya and easy transfers to other lines. For the cost of 10 extra minutes getting into Tokyo central, one could get some really cheap hotels.




The other focus was along the Asakusa line, which has direct access to both Haneda and Narita airport now that there is through service to the Keikyu and Keisei line.




During the search I also ran across the Shin-Nihonbashi/Mitsukoshi-mae area, which while not having access to the Asakusa line, did provide decent rail access if usually requiring transfers. It traded some convenience for cheaper prices.




The focus though, really fell to Shinbashi. It’s very much an office area and not a shopping area, which is probably why it doesn’t usually rank very high on people’s radars. The hotels here were slightly more expensive, more than places like Ueno but cheaper than Shinjuku/Ikebukuro/Shibuya. It does however have amazing access for what I had planned.




Yamanote line. Via the Asakusa line direct access to both airports and of course, Asakusa. Ginza line gives it access up the Ginza strip and out west to Shibuya and Meiji Jingu Mae. A short walk to Shiodome and we get the Christmas lights at Caretta and the Oedo line goes west to Roppongi and Shibuya and east to Tsukiji.




The Shinbashi/Shiodome combination gave access to Yamanote and JR main line, 3 metros, 4 if one counted the Mita line which is also within walking distance. Outside of Ikebukuro it had direct access to every location I had potentially planned. There is also the Yurikamome line to Odaiba, providing the option of going to the Oedo Monogatari Onsen early morning on Y’s arrival if the situation called for rest and recovery.




Access to the airport is of particular importance. Since Shinbashi is so near to Haneda it allowed me to go to the airport to pick up Y and allowed dropping off the luggage as soon as possible. On the last day we can make use of the morning without checking out, returning only when it’s time to go hop on the train directly to Narita.


機場交通對這次安排上很重要。因為新橋離羽田很近,我可以一大早去機場接Y,也可很快安置好行李。最後一天也可一早出去晃而不用check out,只要時間到了回來,跳上直達成田的列車就好了。


There is also another critical factor which led to ultimately choosing Shinbashi, that is outside of Shinjuku, this was the one location that could realistically do a day trip to Hakone.




In the end as I had often done and perhaps too much so throughout this trip, I opted for convenience over cost over most things, and Shinbashi was settled on as the place to stay for the second half.




Once the second half was more or less outlined, I looked back to the first half. Kusatsu Onsen was going to take basically 2 days since it takes 3-4 hours just to get there. The remaining day was going to be either Karuizawa or Kamakura. It was going to be a day trip and was left open ended while I worked on more pressing parts of the schedule.




Incidentally I had some air miles up for expiry and instead of trading them for gift cards, I decided to look into what I accomodation I could get for them. Turned out I could get some really good deals, about 3 times what I could have gotten with gift cards. Either they had really good discounts with the partner hotels or they bought the rooms on a fixed rate that was less subject to seasonal fluctuations.




Sunday in Kusatsu, Monday, Tuesday in a separate hotel booked using air miles, then Wednesday in Shinbashi, a day earlier than Y to check out the area beforehand and also provide a place to throw luggage on the day.




Unfortunately my leave got approved later than expected so not only did I miss out on the cheapest fair, I also missed out on the Saturday red-eye with Sunday morning arrival. I had to settle for a Saturday day time flight with 9pm Haneda arrival instead and had to book an extra night close to the airport. Considering possible delays I was expecting check in possibly after 11pm. Given the circumstances, I decided a capsule hotel was probably the best, despite my reservations about them.


有點不幸,在准假時拖延了好幾天,所以我不但錯過了最好的機票價格,也沒能拿到週日一大早到的週六紅眼班機。只好求其次選了週六飛白天,晚上9點到羽田的班機,需要多一晚住機場附近。考慮到班機誤點還有通關延誤之類的,check in時大概會是11點之後。考慮這狀況,我決定最好是住膠囊旅館,雖然一直對這種形式的旅館有所保留。


With accomodation and flight locked in, planning fell back into an endless loop of adding and removing, at the same time keeping a close eye on the autumn leave forecast.




An unusually late typhoon brought after it an early cold front, crashed the thermometer and started the autumn leave this year a week or two early. It looked like Hakone may be entirely out of autumn leaves by the planned dates. Worse, the typhoon blew away all the snow on top of Mount Fuji, leaving its peak barren and a sore sight.




A backup to Hakone was hurriedly planned. Centered around possibly going to Tofuya Ukai Shiba, followed by maybe a walk of the old districts of Nippori, plus several gardens in Tokyo famed for autumn leaves.




The backup plan turned out to be fruitless as I was not able to secure a booking at Tofuya, and the autumn leaves in Hakone turned out to be surprisingly resilient.




Nevertheless all the backup plans took most of the attention and I was glad that neither Kusatsu Onsen nor Karuizawa required much researching.




Onsen Maigo – Onsen comparison

這次找溫泉旅館時莫名其妙查了一堆溫泉地的資料 稍微與大家分享一下

第一段是黑川溫泉與其他溫泉地的每分湧出量 泊客收容數 (總共一天可住幾人)年間宿泊客数(一整年的住客數)

第二段是黑川溫泉我找的到湧泉量的旅館和他們是否有為調節溫度加水 (jalan說有加水則有加水 若jalan標100%則需強調沒加水或寫”源泉100かけ流し”才為100%)

純粹好玩 不用太認真看待這些數字



總湧出量: 2480 L/min
旅館數: 30
總房間數: ~488
總泊客收容數: ~1,937
年間宿泊客数: ~30萬


總湧出量: 37000 L/min
旅館數: ~150
總泊客收容數: ~12000
年間宿泊客数: ~200萬
src: 2013年度 温泉まちづくり研究会 ディスカッション記録

總湧出量: ~44000 L/min
旅館數: ~169
總泊客收容數: ~7500
年間宿泊客数: ~92萬
src: 湯布院地域の景観まちづくりの現状と課題

總湧出量: ~900 L/min
旅館數: ~30
總泊客收容數: ~6000
年間宿泊客数: 90萬
總湧出量: ~1350 L/min
旅館數: ~80
年間宿泊客数: ~60萬

總湧出量: ~4000 L/min
旅館數: ??
總泊客收容數: ??
年間宿泊客数: ~160萬

總湧出量: ~22500 L/min
旅館數: ~438
總泊客收容數: 29472
年間宿泊客数: ~417.9萬

總湧出量: ~14000 L/min
旅館數: ~158
總泊客收容數: ~15000
年間宿泊客数: ~206 萬

かけ流し: Y
100%: N (加水)
房間數: 11

かけ流し: Y
100%: Y
湧出量: 202
房間數: 9

かけ流し: Y
湧出量: 300
房間數: 14

里の湯 和らく
かけ流し: Y
100%: N 加水
湧出量: 100

旅館 山河
かけ流し: Y
100%: Y
湧出量: 300
房間數: 16

お宿 玄河
かけ流し: Y
100%: N (加水)
湧出量: <104 (用觀光協會的共用泉)
房間數: 4

かけ流し: Y
100%: N (added water)
湧出量: 101

お宿 野の花
かけ流し: Y
100%: ?
湧出量: 200

かけ流し: Y
100%: ?
湧出量: 100
房間數: 28

かけ流し: Y
100%: N (加水)
湧出量: 194
房間數: 25

100%: かけ流し: Y
100%: N (added water)
湧出量: 220
房間數:13 src:

和風旅館 美里
かけ流し: Y
100%: N (加水)
湧出量: 200

かけ流し: Y
100%: Y
湧出量: >80

かけ流し: Y
100%: Y
湧出量: >38
房間數:13 src:

かけ流し: N
100%: N
湧出量: 120

かけ流し: 改裝中
100%: 改裝中
湧出量: 50

かけ流し: Y
100%: N (加水)
湧出量: 210
房間數: 26

Onsen Maigo – Extra – Renting car

When renting cars in Japan there are a few things to watch for.



1.Always get the complete insurance and make sure it includes NOC (Non-Operating Charge). 一定要保全險還要確定有包含NOC (營業損失賠償)

A common mistake people make is buying insurance and is then surprised when they have an accident to be handed a 20-30k bill. What about the insurance? A lot of times what’s termed full insurance only covers cost of repairing the vehicle. The rental charge company will charge a Non-Operating Charge to compensate for the time the vehicle is being repaired and could not be rented out.



  1. Don’t trust GPS navigation by phone number 不要太相信用電話號碼來導航


Usually GPS navigation in Japan works by inputting the destination’s phone number. The problem then is that the directory gets out of date and some places’ phone number leads somewhere entirely different from the location. If one is not careful one can easily become lost. Always manually double check the destination found by the GPS before getting on the road.



  1. Lookup Mapcode 用mapcode


The sure safe way of telling the GPS where to go is by inputting a MapCode. It is kind of like a long lat coordinate but specific to Japan. One should locate the location on a mapcode site like mapion ( and get the mapcode beforehand, then feed the GPS the mapcode address.



  1. Always call the police and rental company 出事報警通知租車公司


If the rental car is involved in an accident, no matter how minor, even if no one else is involved and the car simply scratched a wall, one should always contact the police and the rental company to have the incident logged. If one does not contact the police and rental company then any insurances is voided and one may be liable for full damages.