Thursday, October 11, 2018

Japan

We got home from Japan Monday morning and it's taken till now for me to have the energy to post.  There were 2 typhoons while we were there, the first delayed us from getting to Miyajima the island we were going to.  They suspended trains and ferries and we had to stay on the mainland.  Luckily our daughter, with her great Google skills found us a hotel overlooking the water so we had shelter from the storm.
The new day we went to Miyajima and it was a beautiful place.  We explored the "floating" Shinto Shrine and did some drawing.  We stayed at a Roykan, a traditional Japanese hotel, with dinner served on a low table and futons to sleep on.  It was wonderful.  After dinner our daughter and I went down to the communal baths, one for women and one for men.  It felt heavenly.
This has got to be one of my favorited places in Japan.
The next day we headed to Kyoto.
On the ferry

The view from our room

Our room

The floating Torii


The Shinto Shrine with the tide in.








Setting up our dinner





bedtime

23 comments:

  1. It looks like a wonderful place. Very beautiful and relaxing. Glad you were able to get to all the places you had planned. Hope the jet lag is not too bad. B x

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  2. What an adventure. I cannot imagine sleeping on those beds! Getting up and down would be nigh impossible for us.

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  3. The water is heavenly. Well presented food, comfy beds. It looks like a fabulouso trip.

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  4. I see from your photos that I'd have difficulties in Japan... Getting down to floor level and up again is not one of my best skills! ;)

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  5. How wonderful, and I am so glad that you have managed to do all of this following on from such a difficult year.
    The food and ambience looks spectacular, and I love that The floating Torii with the background of mountains and trees.

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  6. It looks amazing. Such a different and fascinating culture.

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  7. I really enjoyed seeing the photos inside the traditional Japanese inn. The food looks very interesting and adventurous. I'm glad you were able to have a great time in spite of the typhoons.

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  8. It all looks amazing, what an adventure.

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  9. Sounds like you had a great time! I bet it was great to spend some relaxing time with daughter. Welcome back.

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  10. That looks absolutely wonderful. Hope to get to Kyoto one day.

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  11. What a fantastic place and it looks so relaxing too.

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  12. Your post brings back such wonderful memories.
    Son booked a hotel for us all on one trip and stayed at a sento hotel in the mountains and had the most fabulous dinner and breakfast like you. I had a private bath because it was hard for me to get up and down. It had the best water I have ever had a bath in.
    It sounds like your daughter had everything under control. Wonderful !
    Love your photos. I miss Japan.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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  13. Happy for you that you were able to enjoy the trip and see your daughter.

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  14. I am pleased you had such a wonderful time in that beautiful part of the world. Sad to say I never made it to that country but always wanted to go there.

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  15. How very interesting. I've never been, but it looks so exotic and different from what we are used to in North America. Some commenters had mentioned how hard it would be to get up and down, but I've read about "Blue Zones" and that the act of getting up and down from floor level is partly what keeps them limber and young and aging well. Something to think about. Thanks for sharing, hope you are rested up now. -Jenn

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  16. It looks fabulous, what a beautiful place. I'm glad you had such a good time, and seeing your daughter too, the best bit.

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  17. Hello! Thank you for praying for my daughter, Johanne! Could not get through to your e-mail. I am having computer problems. I will put you on my prayer list. May the Lord bless you!

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  21. It doesn't seem like 2 years since I was in Miyajima, but your pictures brought it all back.

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