12th January, 2014
13th January, 2014
Our Christmas present to each other
was an overnighter at a Ryokan.
We decided to go to ShiroishiZao; first time.
Why do women always have to rummage through their bags looking
for whatever ??
We went for a walk around Shiroishi and ended up at the Castle there.
Very impressive. Amazing rock walls, methinks
Our room at the Ryokan was amazingly beautiful.
Tatami floor, etc.
But no snow.
The central staircase was of immense interest to me.
Superb piece of craftsmanship.
The gift shop where be purchased some sherry glasses.
We were served both dinner and breakfast in our room,
Japanese food and Japanese style.
Why would you want anything else ?
Monday morning there was a little snow outside however it quickly
melted off with the relatively mild temperature/s.
Just before we climbed into the mini-bus which would take us back to the station.
An elegant family-run business.
We'll come back !
Omotenashi - Japanese hospitality.
Outside it was 0 degrees however in the mini-van it was sweltering.
Too hot !
Thanks for a great overnighter, ShiroishiZao !