Mostrando las entradas de septiembre, 2009

Traditional Addiction

Visiting a Ryokan in Japan can be the little something that changes your whole experience in that lovely country. On my last video on YouTube (please go subscribe to my  channel , there’s a lot more of Japan to see in the next weeks), we stayed at a Ryokan while visiting the island of Miyajima and it sure was an experience of a lifetime. Not only do you get delicious traditional food but it is also of the highest quality and the best ingredients are used to cook each meal. Sure, gastronomy is of great importance but there is a lot more to experience while trying traditional Japanese accommodation. One example that I could not cover on the video is the ONSEN . This is a word you will hear very often as it represents an important ritual of traditional life in Japan. The onsen are hot springs of thermal water of volcanic origin which were traditionally used as public baths. Today, the onsen attract both domestic and foreign tourists every day. There are many kinds of onsen