The Ryokan!

There was a lot of interest and some misunderstanding re our stay at the Ryokan.

The Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. The hot springs were set outdoors set in the rocks and the water was natural hot water pumped up from the volcanic rock way down below the surface of this still volcanic country.

The bed was a traditional Japanese futon(mattress) laid on top of the tatami mats which cover the floor in all the living spaces. One removes ones shoes to walk in a Japanese living or sleeping room. The room was quite beautiful in a minimal style way.

The futon was very uncomfortable but as the duvet was very large and too hot for me I laid it atop the futon and used my pashmina as a cover. Getting up is a long story, we wont go into that!

The bathroom was  like all those encountered so far. Modern facilities, separate lavatory, washbasin and shower. The toilet as in every hotel so far is ultra modern.

The seat is heated so is lovely and warm. The buttons on the side control a shower to wash your nether regions, a spray for an even better clean presumably and a button to cease the performance when you are clean enough.

 

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One Response to The Ryokan!

  1. Naomi Tschoegl says:

    Sounds like you had a great time — but I agree that getting up from those futons can be a challenge.

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