Thursday, 8 June 2017

Thankful Thursday

#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!


  1. that is such a wonderful place... and I bet you had a wonderful night with the sweetest dreams there :o)

  2. Wow, how lucky you were to enjoy this lovely inn and all its baths.

  3. What a lovely hotel.
    The lanterns in the halls give a sense of calm as the baths are sure to do too :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  4. Such an amazing time you are having, those baths look magical!

  5. What a wonderful place to be ! And warm bathes are so relaxing, even more at night with the lanterns light ! Purrs

  6. Wow that is fantastic. We need to send mom there for a week
    Lily & Edward

  7. Another wonderful friend making your trip so nice. Bet those baths felt really good. The Pouponette has that countdown going too - enjoy the rest of your visit and safe travels home.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  8. In the first photo, the little white statue of the dog. Is it there to amuse or is it telling one what to do? I'm mad for lanterns. How wonderful it is to have such a wonderful place all to yourself. It's a dream!

  9. Mum says that looks amazing, me I will keep with my kitteh baths!

  10. How amazing! The lanterns are beautiful. I assume the baths are done in a certain order since everything in Japan seems to be orderly? You are so fortunate to have this experience!!

  11. Hello! I'm new here, but the idea of sitting in those baths is simply dreamy!

  12. Quelle agréable place qui respire le calme, la sérénité.

    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

  13. i love the lanterns --looks like a lovely place to stay!


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