Marukoma Onsen Ryokan
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarukoma Onsen Ryokan Chitose
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
... so happy to know that she is having a goiod time. When we were full from the udon Skip, Kara and I went back to our room to soak in the tub. We all got our bathing suits on, and we all went in. It barely fits all of us. You are supposed to go in sans clothing but we are not that good of friends yet. :) What a relaxing day. It was really nice to relax and get ready to reunite with the kids and families to prepare for our busy tour week. ...
... up after she left. I know she will be fine though. After the kids left, Skip, Kara, Keiko, and I went to take the train to Sapporo. We checked in to the Art hotel in Sapporo. Kara and I ventured out and went to a Soba restaurant and then went back to the hotel. It's pretty cold here, but you get so hot inside. They crank up the heat here inside. Ok, can't wait for ...
... type service, she tasted some too and then told Kazuko what she thought it was missing. Once everything was done the 3 of us sat down to eat together. It was delicious!
After some after dinner chatter the doorbell rang and Kazuko's brother and wife came in. This is Bon season in Japan, hence the festival next to our house, and they had come to prepare the altar. Japanese believe that their ancestors' spirits return during this time, so the altar had pictures of ...
... our attempt at a Japanese conversation they would have been very entertained, but it's our common language and we made it through though. When we got back to the room to eat we were continuing our attempt at communicating and she took out her textbook in Thai. A new woman had sat down across from us and saw her book and come to find out, she's from Thailand too! Sonnaka got so excited to have someone to talk to in her native tongue, it was very cool to see. It made ...