So glad my friend insisted we come and stay at a traditional ryokan and whilst I was a little nervous, I really loved the experience. It was a welcome respite from the hubub of osaka, tokyo and millions of people. I was forced a little out of my comfort zone, which was fine and the feast that was included at dinner and breakfast was immense (if a little late at breakfast time)-(and a little awkward if you're not that great at sitting on the floor - but definitely oput of the usual for a westerner. Tsumago is a quite little town and there isn't much to do. If going again I would do the hike from Magome and a few long walks. If you are used to staying up late and chatting this probably aint for you and I fear my snoring probably disrupted other guests (you do hear everything). Particularly enjoyed reading the guest book (pic attached) some amazing stories people write when they are left to refect for a few hours. Loved it.
- Also Known As:
- Matsushiroya Japan/Nagiso-Machi