TripAdvisor Reviews Kikuhan Ryokan Gero
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... grass mats and sliding paper doors. The room's a bit of a shock, the only furniture's a low table and a TV. You have to make your futon bed yourself on the floor with the mattresses and sheets provided in the wardrobe. Bathing is fun too and definitely tests the famous British reserve (for the women at least). The showers are communal and there's a big spa bath or Onsen. You can't take any clothes in there, not even your towel and ...
... so on. It is somewhat like large markets in most cities, but bigger and with 100 times more species of fish and untold items which we could never name and mostly couldn't guess how to use ... dried herbs or seaweeds, for example. To my relief, most of the fish and shellfish were not alive, but I did see an iced crab try for one final limb stretch. This is not my kind of amusement, so we left the market and found a small restaurant for a Japanese style lunch of steak and prawn ...
... breathtaking", as we overlooked the most charming valley with perhaps 40 or so of these traditional houses with their high-peaked thatched roof. Photos probably cannot do justice to the awe inspiring first glimpse. As another passenger observed: "It was like something out of a fairy tale." After that, another "traditional" Japanese lunch. This was a little too traditional for most of us, requiring that we sit on the floor. A few of us, ...
... Museum. Luckily the first JR station had free WiFi and I could check where I needed to go. Screenshots were my savior. This was how Zoe and Ryan were getting around Tokyo without a pocket WiFi. What brave souls. The local Linino line runs directly beside the museum. There's no missing it. I pre-scouted the gift shop and ate a hot dog at the cafe, then entered the museum. It's a beautiful museum. It may be called the Toyota ...
... the various gods. They are manipulated with strings from inside the covered box of the float. The most elaborate requires 8 puppet masters, each managing 4 strings to make the puppets do circus tricks and make other complex movements, There are special thick walled storehouses with tall doors which house the floats not currently on display. To see this parade one needs to come either April 12--13 or October 9th and 10th. It would be a most unique ...
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