Travel Blogs from Shimoda
... and then finally to more Japanese sounding music (i.e. not in english).
It was, needless to say, a remarkable evening and a extremely enjoyable way to spend a 26th birthday. The art of "doing nothing" is highly underrated in American culture and relaxing without guilt is something that can be rare but also something that we will hopefully have a bit more of over the coming year.
And of course the onsen was spectacular.
... was following a computercourse on Windows and she had to leave as it was about to begin. At first i wanted to go back straight to the hotel but i found a nice path along the river and decided to follow it for a while. It was a narrow footpath lined with a lot of trees but it had some brilliant views of the riverside. I could see Koi swimming in the river and i managed to take some nice pictures since the weather had also cleared up ...
... it's very rude to do this standing up and splashing water all over the place. I stepped into the bath and i immediately felt relaxed. There already was another guy in the onsen (women usually have their own bath), He introduced himself as Harvey from Germany and we talked a bit about our experiences in Japan. After about fifteen minutes i left the bath and put on the Yukata from the hostel. I originally had plans to go out to a restaurant but since it was still raining and ...
Ito is a laid back city with lots of onsens. I stayed at the K's House hostel. It's 2900¥ but very nice place to stay and it has a onsen which one can explore. The hostel used to be a hotel and it dates back to 100 years ago. Very old wooden structure. Quite an experience for couple of nights. To get here it took me most of the day. It was two train rides and 5 hours of travel. Relaxed in the bath and have a good night ...
... R411, I turned east onto R59 which was downhill for about 12 km to the small town of Yugashima. I arrived there at about 11:30 but knew I should have lunch. I rode along the main road until I came across what looked to be the town's main gathering point with a bus loop, community centre and local farmer's market. There was also a small Italian eatery there with a couple of outdoor tables set up for lucky patrons like me. With ...
How has this ryokan rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking