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Travel Blogs from Kikuchi
... on the street, but they have these little on-street fenced areas where people can smoke (just like being in isolation ward). They may have non smoking areas in restaurants but the smoking section can be right next to you. You book a non smoking room, but some still smell of smoke, possibly ingrained in furnishings before changes were made. Not enjoyable for sensitive non-smoking noses.
... before entering the onsen naked. Like the rest of Japan,
everything is ‘spic and span’!
The main building of the ryokan has a traditional thatched
roof and is over 130 years old. The surrounding gardens are so peaceful with
special little touches everywhere. Each morning fresh flowers and arrangements
are placed around the property – hidden in trunks of trees, hanging from lights
A very wet morning.
Upstairs for breakfast and then into the car for a drive around the town. It was lovely looking at all of the old traditional houses and beautiful green mountains.
Some sandwiches for lunch and then, as the weather was fining up, another park found.
It was here I gave Pete his best Father’s day present, I caved in and agreed to return home early. Pete has wanted to go ...
Almost 12 hours sleep, I think we may have been tired or I may have just laid still, avoiding any movement to maximise as much quiet time as I can.
Up to level 3 for the buffet breakfast. I think we may be the only Westerners that have visited here in the last 50 years.
Traditional Japanese breakfast with enough pieces to fill our stomachs and plenty of coffee.
Short run along the river and then some time ...
... with the hostesses in their traditional kimonos.
I am not sure what words to describe dinner but words like unbelievable, outstanding, incredible, mind-blowing, mouth-watering, scrumptious etc. I think you might get the picture. It was certainly very memorable and the new level which all Japanese food will now be compared.
We had our own private dining room with about a 10 course meal of traditional, fresh Japanese food. The ...