Ryu Resort &Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
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- Smoking rooms available
- Multilingual staff
TripAdvisor Reviews Ryu Resort &Spa Takayama
Travel Blogs from Takayama
... to wash in the shower first and then soak in the tub. You could see the group's faces drop as we all realised we were going to be getting a bit more intimate than we imagined having only met the day before. We somehow found a very British solution though and, without discussing it, we managed to time things so that we each had the place to ourselves for a while. My sacrifice was that I had to skip the traditional Japanese breakfast of ...
... cut or decide this is not the life they had envisioned. For the first 5 years they are looked after by the "mother" of the house, as well as, I believe, by their patrons. They can see their families only 3 times per year and otherwise are completely under control of the house mother. Somehow I kept thinking of the similarity to nuns, although the masters served are different. One interesting thing I learned about geishas as well as kabuki actors is why their faces are made up ...
... hotel was a short hop from there and we arrived at the wonderful hour of 4 p.m., allowing time to do nothing if one so chose. This down time becomes quite important on tours. We know full well that we want to see as much as possible, but we still need the odd break from that hectic pace. This was made more perfect by the fact that this beautiful hotel is right in the middle of the bustling city and a short walk provides a delightful view of ...
... to notice that they had switched the two from yesterday. A lady working there politely directed me to the men's onsen. My bad. Again, I found the outdoor one to be the best. This one was elevated on the property and it had a view of the town below. I remembered to cool down afterwards, because last night I was boiling when I went to bed. I sat with only my feet in the water letting the wind hit me. There was another man in there this ...
... we have never seen anyone just loitering, sitting or otherwise appearing to be destitute. There must be some people with mental illness or addition problems, but they are well hidden. As the afternoon wore on, we browsed through a couple of shops featuring beautifiul woodworking and one with delicate papercut art, both specialties of the area. Two other stops, one at a museum that is a preserved military housing/court complex dating to early 1600s. Here we learned that ...