Three strong and pleasant memories marked my stay here:
One. Very generous amounts of food. I kept half the shabu shabu from the first night’s dinner to have for lunch on the second day…and still wasn’t able to eat it all.
Two. Particularly friendly and willing service. For example, I was asked what I would like for my second night’s dinner from the various items available – the first time I’d had this offer in all the onsens I've stayed at. Usually you get to eat what’s put in front of you…which is all interesting and tasty even if mostly unfamiliar. Still, it was nice to have some choice.
And at breakfast the woman serving was probably the most enthusiastic of any I’ve seen for a long time not only in Japan but everywhere I’ve eaten. I mimed how much I’d enjoyed the special juice so she brought me another one…and the following morning I found two glasses of the juice waiting for me at breakfast. Sauteeing my own piece of salmon allowed me to cook it medium rare, just the way I like it: tender and moist.
Three. The elevator with an outside view. Not a big thing, but just another chance to enjoy the greenery scenery.
There is also a shuttle bus that makes one return trip daily into the nearby towns, as well as a public bus.More
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