I spent 9 days in Japan and wanted to experience the rural areas as well as the metropolitan. It was obvious not many tourists choose this option, as I was the only non-Japanese person for miles around. The hotel staff speak limited English, which was extremely helpful in negotiating public transportation back north.
What made this stay so, so special was the service. This was my first trip to Japan, and my first stay in a Ryokan. The staff had to show me (yes!) where to take off shoes, how to use Japanese toilets, how to tie my Yukata... hehe. But it gets better....
I signed up for the all inclusive dinner and breakfast. Here the staff had to tell me what I was eating, and how to eat it. I did't recognize anything except hte rice. So you can see this was quite an experience for me!
the views here are just magical. I spent a long morning in the outdoor baths, listening to the surf and feeling the cool ocean breeze on my skin. I then took a long walk along the beach, then headed over to the Whale Museum. It's a great location, and the beauty can't be beat.
I highly recommend this place, it was great fun for me and I'll never forget it.More
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