Travel Blogs from Toyooka
... running. Just next to the station was the Satono-yu Onsen which also had a famous feet bathing spa. We whipped the socks off and started to bathe our feet as we waited for our train back to Kyoto.
When we got onto train it was running 20 minutes late which was to be understood considering the weather which was getting worse as the day went on. It also had us very worried that we were going to miss our connection ...
... bot dish of boiled vegetables and tofu with a sauce for dipping (also very good). After dinner we had one last Onsen to fit in before bed and that was Mandara-yu. This was also a lovely Onsen, very pretty and traditional, if smaller than the rest, but its major attraction was that it had a traditional rotemburo (Wooden Japanese barrel bath) outside, and it was the first time that either of us had used one of these!
After a long journey and ...
... 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 ...
Tuesday 26th oct
We got up early to make sure we were packed & readt so there was no stressing getting to the ferry ontime. We got there in plenty of time,booked in & had our temperature taken (if its over 37c they wont allow you on board)
We boarded the boat & wase directed to our 'special room'. A special room is simply a cabin for two people,we could have ...
Amano Hashidate was another one of my favorite stop by the Japan sea. We stayed there two nights and decided to sleep outside on the first night to save a little bit of money and for the experience. We found some kind of picnic covered area in the middle of the pine trees on the sand bar in between the Japan sea and the lake. We had no sleeping bag (just a thin blanket) and slept on a ...
Other places to stay in Toyooka
7-10 Otemachi, Toyooka | Hotelfrom $58
Kinosaki Onsen, Toyooka | Hotelfrom $77
9-5 Kotobukicho, Toyooka | Hotelfrom $77
9-8 Kotobukicho, Toyooka | Hotelfrom $58
112 Hidakacho Hioki, Toyooka | Hotelfrom $48