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How is it one day at a Ryokan?

We've been to one of the nicest Ryokan in Japan, located in Kyushu, next to Mount Aso, which is the biggest active volcano of Japan. This makes it the perfect location for a paradise of hot springs. I hope we can transmit our feelings on how is it one day at a Ryokan with this post.

In that case we were staying at this Ryokan with a private onsen that was open 24h and was directly at the terrace of our room. From there you could see the stars while bathing at a natural bath of about 42 ºC. It was an experience that will remain on our memories as one of the highlights of Japan.

Of course, Ryokan (旅館) are famous for being a traditional Japanese inn that is fancy and includes tatami-matted rooms, and communal baths, which means that we were sleeping on the floor at a 5 star hotel. But the floor was actually much more comfortable than expected with the matresses that they provided.

What's also an experience of its own is the dining experience. Dining at a Ryokan is a bit like experiencing a Japanese michelin star. We got 9 different dishes for dinner and tried so many things that we didn't try before during our trip

And the following pictures are what we got for breakfast! It was impossible for us to finish everything and eat so much at 8 AM but it was an experience on its own haha

All this we were eating it at a private room with tatami


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