At Home on a Rainy Day

At Home on a Rainy Day

It’s currently the rainy season in Japan which means that the sun makes its appearance once every 2 weeks or so. I wrote about How to Spend a Rainy Day in Tokyo last year and it was filled with a…

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Japanese Kaiseki

Japanese Kaiseki

Part of the ryokan experience includes eating local dishes. The Yamazakura restaurant in Hotel Okada serves kaiseki.  Kaiseki is a multi-course traditional Japanese dinner made with seasonal ingredients. The portion sizes may seem small, but was filling after having everything.

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Hot Springs in Hakone

Hot Springs in Hakone

Hakone is a popular destination because it is close to Tokyo and famous for hot springs. Hotel Okada is a ryokan, Japanese style inn, with the main attraction being a public hot spring and foot bath. I can’t remember why…

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How to Spend a Rainy Day in Tokyo

How to Spend a Rainy Day in …

The transition from spring to summer includes a lot of rain before it becomes sunny and humid.  This year’s change is very different than it was last year.  For two straight weeks, it was gloomy and rained every day.  The…

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