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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
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... a great place to do some people watching. Each of the hotels supplies their guests with their signature colored yakatas (robes) and sandals/flip flops. It is common to see people wandering the streets wearing this outfit on their way to the Dogo Onsen. Of course, I had to control Brad as he was tempted to pull on the belts of the yakata to see what people were wearing underneath – commando perhaps? Since it stays warm here in the evening usually around 20 degrees or ...
... We then headed back to Dogo Onsen and decided to visit the oldest onsen in town: dogo honkan. Unfortunately, men and women are still separated but at least we took the option to meet in a common room where you can have tea and biscuits together. It was a nice experience and Willem loved their yukatas so much that he even bought one with the white heron on it. The emblem of the bath house is ...
... so with some time to spare, i went for a walk and noticed that a lot of people were walking on the streets in their yukatas (cotton kimono used in ryokans) going from one bath house to the other. Gezellig ;) Dinner was as we are used in Ryokans: lots of small dishes like soup, sashimi, meat, salad, and rice of course. Good food :) In the meantime, our room with table had been switched into a room with futon beds: good ...
... juice (really expensive) and dried fish that you could try. There were some nice views as well. We then set off again and cycled through to Hakatajima. Here we had a lunch and, more importantly, ice cream stop. This island is famous for their salted ice cream which I had to try. It was really good. Not that salty, just subtle, but delicious. We were now heading for our final island, Oshima. There was a lot of gradual uphill cycling on this island but we were then ...
... smoothing, to glazing and finally the cooking. Outside there was the original hillside kiln, where the fire was made at the base and then the heat traveled up, baking the clay inside a few different tomb-like spaces.
I wasn't quite sure of where we were going for our last destination, since the guides couldn't figure out how to explain it in English. Eventually though they told me it was related to earthquakes, and once we got there there was a sign explaining what we should ...