Actuellement avec Yukiko nous sommes à Oohara no Sato pour Mon Petit Voyage à Kyoto. #Kyoto #Japan #Minshuku #Onsen (à OoharoNoSato)
Re: The Real Japanese Inn Experience
Marquise-des-anges asked me about the Japanese Inn experience, so here are some photos from a trip my husband and I took back in 2009 (I think). The first photo is of our room at the inn (they’re called “minshuku” in Japanese). The table and chairs are pushed out of the way by the staff so they can make up your futon for you while you’re eating dinner.
Next is the outdoor bath, i.e., “rotenburo.” (The toilet and sink were indoors, but the shower and bath tub were outside on a private deck.) This was during January, so it was cold and snowy, but actually it wasn’t all that bad showering outside. Weird.
The next to last photo is of our private dinner (which was not in our room). It was quite the spread, to be honest. Mr. Manny and I almost exploded. (What you see here is just the first wave of food. There were several.)
Finally, this is “Swan Lake” in Aga City, Niigata (which is near our inn). It’s not really connected to the inn at all, but this is where Mr. Manny and I went after we checked out in the morning. I’d never seen swans in the wild before… and the mountains are so beautiful. (Click the photo to get the full view - it’s amazing.)
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so… I saw Frozen today… that’s really the only explanation I can offer…