#1 here. This time, I am hijacking the blog entirely for my own purposes. As I reach the three week mark since my departure from France, I would like to express my thankfulness for all the wonderful things I have been able to experience during this time. I am also thankful that, today, I start the countdown to my return to Poupounette Central in days!
I am now in a place called Hachimanta, which is famous for its hot springs. A friend kindly arranged for me to spend the night at a traditional Japanese inn, complete with a magnificent "onsen" (hot spring) made up of four different baths. The decor is beautiful and the baths amazing, and I wanted to share it with you.
This scene greets you as you enter the inn:
This was my room:
As it grew dark, I enjoyed the beautiful lanterns in the corridors:
Ad then there were the baths. First the two indoor baths:
And the two outdoor "roten" baths
As you can see, there was no-one there but me. I was able to try all four of the baths at leisure. A dream!