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... instance, as are the kimonos to be worn upon entry. The reward for users, however, are numerous. After a day of touring, it just felt so good to be soaking in the buff in a pool of hot mineral water with a bunch of equally nude men. Perhaps I should rephrase that.
Each night, Bonnie went to the ladies' onsen, I to the gents. An hour later, we met at the massage chairs (did I mention that they ...
... Mt Fuji.
That pretty much filled in the day as we got back to our accommodation just in time for dinner. I enjoyed today's meal a bit more than last nights.
Now we have packed all our stuff ready to head off to Takayama tomorrow and I've spent some time relaxing in the Onsen for the last time.
... car to Gora.
Caught the Tozan railway to Tonosawa.
Walked to our accommodation.
The place we are staying at is a traditional inn and was founded in 1630.
We have to wear slippers and have a yukata to wear.
But the best thing it is that we have a private onsen (hot spring bath).
Japanese rules are that you must be naked in the onsen ...
Today is a day we will not soon forget. We attended the first day of the Tokyo Sumo tournament in Ryogoku. We got there probably a bit too early as the stadium was fairly empty and the amateur sumo wrestlers were fighting. Once the big guys started, we couldn't believe it. The stadium was jam packed. The ceremony and general atmosphere was amazing. Great experience all around. We then took a bullet train to Odawara station in Hakone, ...
... almost-non-sequiteur appearance of a museum entirely dedicated to Antoine du Saint-Exupery and the Little Prince!
The botanical garden in particular overwhelmed me with the breadth of natural beauty on display. Walking among reeds and flowers in an enormous sunlit field, I felt so keenly that I've been 'doing it wrong' with an endless slog of overtime hours and wasted PTO.
I guess I just didn't know what I was ...