Marukoma Onsen Ryokan
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Our first experience in a Japan style hotel - Ryokan
We have been surprised by the beautiful setting at the shore of this lake, its room which we liked. This Ryokan has as well their thermal bath - Onsen - and the best there is even an outdoor onsen -rotem-buro -
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We departed from Asahikawa taking the local train to the Tomakomai station. There the taxi drive us 40 minutes to the Marukoma Onsen Ryokan
We checked in and have been guided to our room. Our first experience in a typical Japanese hotel, we had first to get acquainted with the specifics of a Ryokan
... to check out the fitness room. I read that at 4:30 there was an exercise class with music and instructor. We all walked in, and the guy didn't speak any English, so he just proceeded to show us the weight machines and we all did our own workout. In the gym there was 80's/90's American music was playing. It was funny. In the fitness room they had a room where you warm up, it was a heated room, where I guess you warm up exercising. ...
... I won't complain when we get back to the states and have a little traffic to contend with.
Friday morning I was off to my easy, then hard, classes. At the first class I met a new student who is from Mexico. He and his Japanese wife met in Canada. I asked if he was here to stay and he said they were going to see how well he adjusted to life. We spoke for a little bit after class and then I called Beto, the Mexican missionary, to see if he was coming to the second class ...
... with visible moisture, so in clouds. Remarkably, we didn’t have a cloud the entire time over the Pacific. It was largely overcast below us with some high cirrus clouds thousands of feet above us; we didn’t have the various dreaded layers of stratus clouds we anticipated. That sunshine also really helped boost our spirits.
The hours went by surprisingly fast. Johannes was able to catch most of a film and I caught a bit ...
Today I'm skipping ahead from talking about my travels (Fukoka, Beppu, Okinawa to come soon) because last night my mind was blown. Yesterday I met a German girl, Sylvia, to do a bit of Japanese practise. Like me, she is travelling solo around Japan to build on her language skills, only in her case she's been on the road for a bit longer than myself. Obviously people in our position need to travel light, and when ...