A trip to Minakami Highlands, Gunma
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort is located in the northern Gunma Prefecture.
The attractions include an advanced trail
with magnificent views, a romantic forest trail, spacious ski slopes as
well as many activities, including snowmobile
tours. This is a fun world for all kids and family.
(L) Shonan-Shinjuku Line extended to Takasaki (M)Jyouetsu-line rail track
near Minakami (R) Tanigawadake mountain ranges
(L) A highway side is deeply covered with a thick snow. (M) A thermometer
at the hotel entrance showed 1$B!n(B. It stands 966 M high above sea level.
(R) Exterior of Minakami Kogen Hotel 200
Snow-covered Nikko mountain ranges
(L) Panoramic views seen through a huge one-piece glass-window of a guest
room (R) A snow field was light up at night.
The area is deeply covered with snow.
(L) An evening buffet (R) Pokemon on the snow field
An open bath surrounded a deep snow.
Hotel 200 is the main base for winter activity.
(L) Jyoetsu-line rail track near Minakam, linking Takasaki and Niigata
(M) Jyoetsu-Kogen shinkansen station
(R) A super-express for Tokyo terminal entering the Jyoumou-Kogen station
Minakami is well known for a large amount of snow fall and the high-quality
snow. Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
has become one of the high-class ski slopes in Japan. Ski Resort is equipped
with various facilities, including
a snow-mobile, sled, to make a guest to play day through the snow even
more enjoyable. Open-Air hot spring
bath stands surrounded by forests in a thick snow. It is said that, the
changing scenery of beautiful mountains
and verdure throughout the seasons, is breathtaking.
The Minakami Kogen Hotel provides a total of 226 guest rooms. Of these,
53 are for smokers and 173 smoke-free rooms.
The percentage of smoking room to the total is 23.4%. Non-smoking floors
are located on the 3F, 7F, 8F and 9F.
All restaurants are smoke-free. Smoking is allowed in a bar.
An official website of Minakami Kogen Hotel 200
Smoke-free Hotels in Japan
A summary of smoking-room rate studied in local hotels of Japan
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
$B!z(BThis Web site is link-free.
This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The article was written, and all photography was taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto
in February 2016.
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