In addition to the uncomfortable pillow, the one thing I do not like that much is the traditional Japanese breakfast we always get in a Ryokan. Just too much of the salty stuff and not enough of the sweet one. Not to mention the lack of coffee.
Once a year, a ryokan experience is for me frequent enough as I have problems sleeping with the traditional pillow they usually provide: too hard for me.
Japanese countryside: where a hotel room is far bigger than most apartments in Tokyo!
The Ryokan we stayed at was full of old stuff gathered from the countryside: here an old Daruma doll. The girls were spooked!
Short escape to the country side, right when a Typhoon hits Japan.
The Japanese countryside and its rice fields in the Gunma prefecture.
And now, as promised, some pictures shot inside the bath – so relaxing !
Back to Takaragawa Onsen, the largest outdoor bath in Japan, lot of snow this time, what a delightful place! My brother and I were alone for most of our stay. I think he was disappointed… ;-) Note that I shot most of these naked, going from one bath to another and it was close to […]
On our way to Takaragawa Onsen !
Besides sushis, geishas and pokemons, Japan ought be known for the massive snowfalls that regularly hit the northern parts of Honshu, where it’s not uncommon to witness more than a meter of snow in a day. Shot on our way back from Naeba (the roads were clear the day before).