I took heaps of photos while I was at the ryokan. I found that I just didn’t have enough card space to get everything I wanted to. I didn’t put all of my photos in the initial post because I thought it would get to be just a bit overwhelming. But her are some of the other photos I shot at the ryokan…some of them just a little random, others a bit silly.
ICHIITEI RYOKAN (Haknone, Japan) RANDOM RYOKAN PICTURES
The view just outside my window. This was the most peaceful hotel I've ever stayed in.
You want to know why I took a picture of the ceiling of my room, you say? Hey, I told you some of these pictures would be extremely random. There was something about the wood-style ceiling that I found quite charming, though.
Some the additional items for purchase.
A humidifier and dehumidifier inside of the cabinets in my room.
Another random shot of a wooden grate in the bedroom.
A nice selection of creams, aftershave, lotion, shampoo, body wash, and all kinds of other stuff. I only used the soap, but I guess it's better to have too much than too little, ne?
A washlet. Wow! So traditional. Don't quote me on this one, but I'm pretty sure ancient feudal lords probably used these very same devices.
This is what I like to call a samurai-style arm rest.
This is how it works. See? Instantly more samurai-ish.
AROUND THE RYOKAN
This looked like an giant yen coin to me
Another view of the entryway
Ryokan items for sale
Is it just me? Or are Japanese, wooden clogs, geta (げた), the looking sandals ever!
Just outside of my room.
A walkway just outside of my room.
A random staircase
One of the ryokan hallways.
Another ryokan hallway
The Ichiitei lounge/lobby area.
The Ichiitei lounge/lobby, view number two
Zen State Donnie
THE DAIYOKUJO (大浴場)
The walkway towards the large bath, the daiyokujo (大浴場). The weather was perfect!
Fresh towels at the daiyokujo.
Inside the daiyokujo.
More creams and lotions in the daiyokujo.
Okay, so maybe the sphygmomanometer detracts from the traditional feel just a tad.
Did I ever tell you that I had mind powers. This is me using my mind powers on the digital scale in the large bath.
Holy crap...it worked!!
The washing area.
Bath time! YIPPEE!
How to use the bucket in a Japanes bath
How not to use the bucket at the Japanese bath.
Donald at the Ryokan
This is me, "Tea-ing" up, ha ha ha ha...sigh...bad joke...I know.
Decked out in the traditional Japnanese yukata
I like to call this litte photo Enter the Shrimp
The Return of the Shrimp
I'm not a drinking person, but I made an exception for this one. Have you ever tried peach sake? It was incredibly good...even for someone who doesn't drink much.
Yep, this ryokan pretty much rocks.
Thanks for watching,