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TripAdvisor Reviews Hinodeso Toyooka
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... trail bends at the top and I find myself facing the traditional styled blakc with white trim temple 100 feet ahead and the master is sitting on the wooden stairs wearing a black formal robe and is talking with a western woman. A movie camera crew is filming the interview and I just stepped into the scene's background! Seeing no easy way out of the situation I march directly up to the master and right into the scene's focus. Backpack on and dripping of sweat and rain ...
Not nearly as exotic as it sounds, but no less entertaining, even if the audience was a bunch of middle aged Japanese ladies out for a relaxing afternoon soak. A most enjoyable afternoon spent in Kinosakionsen - a hot springs town in the western part of the country. We kicked things off by getting decked out in our yukata and thongs (I'm confident I haven't translated ...
... the rocks and with the snow falling on our heads was just an incredible thing to do, a real Japanese highlight.
We stayed there, more than content for around another 1 ½ hours before heading off to taste some of the local crab.
We had to make a quick stop at the first Onsen and while Chris retrieved his wash bag, Annabelle was busy taking photos of the outside.
As she did this she offered to take ...
... up the hill at the back of the town. (Simo used common sense and stayed at the bottom drinking Ume - plum - tea) After the first few hundred metres this climb turned into an arduous trek through knee deep snow that made the five Onsens just taken redundant. Another would definitely be needed after this challenge! That said the top was not very high up, and once there the view was magnificent enough to leave a permanent smile on Jonny's face. It ...
... a different world, in different times, walking through these streets after dark with this type of kimono... On my return from the bath the lady had already set up the table for dinner in my room (this is the true ryokan habit - have meals in your room) - and as I had hoped when walking through the town and seeing what was on offer in the shops - I got crab! They seem to catch it here and I was again amazed at how much the ...
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