越後湯沢 Echigo Yuzawa   2016.10.10- 11 My wife and I visited Echigo Yuzawa which is located 200 km north from Yokohama and famous as hot spring and ski resort area.    We left our home at 6:45 and arrived at the Yuzawa Heights at 10:40.  The whether was  cloudy ,  but we enjoyed  beautiful mountain scenery  and  mountain walking.  After having lunch at the height, we went to Bokushi Ave. which is famous to reserve the  traditional old houses.  The street was named after Suzuki Bokushi  who was a wealthy merchant in the 18 century.  The street was made in the image of  to imitate the post station in the  Edo period. The project started  in  from 2003  and it took 6 years to complete in its current form,  350 m street. It 's like going back to the Edo period  in time.   We stayed at the Toslove Yuzawa  and rested in the hot spring. Next day, we visited Zuisho Ann temple and Kiyotu Gorge(清津峡) which is one of the three major  gorges along with Kurobe (黒部渓谷) and Oosugitani (大杉谷). We also visited Ishiuti-Maruyama Ski area where I often went skiing when I was in my  20's.  After having lunch and shopping at the road side local shopping area called "Minami Uonuma - Yukiakari" (南魚沼ー雪明り), we got went back home at 3 pm.