Here is our room in they ryokan. Notice the tatami mats and the low table. The tea service is set out when we arrive!
That night we had dinner included. They brought up tons of food! We counted more than a dozen dishes on the table. Here is one, the shashimi plate. Notice the shrimp still has his head!
The dinner was fantastic, it was called shabu shabu meaning swish swish. We had had this before in Tokyo, so we knew we were in for a treat. Notice I'm in my yukata, a robe meant for relaxation. Most Japanese will change into the yukata when the arrive.
Here is one of the many temples we visited. I want to do an entire post on the temples and shrines of Japan, so this is just a preview.