|Commander K. at Ryokan, Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko|
I had the pleasure of staying in a Japanese Ryokan on my recent visit to the Mount Fuji area. The Kukuna Inn (http://kukuna.jp/eng/index.html) was conveniently located at the base of Lake Kawaguchiko. On check in, all guests are issued a Japanese Yukata which they encourage guests to wear at breakfast and dinner, which are included in the price. This may strike westerners as a bit odd, but it does simplify one's decision making process and reduce laundry issues.
This Ryokan had wonderful Onsai baths which are communal, but separated by gender. On a cloudless day -- which I did not experience -- you could see Mount Fuji from your bath. They had outdoor and indoor options for their Onsai.
|Amazing Japanese toilet|
Commander Kelly says, "Never have I enjoyed evacuating on vacation more than in Japan!"
If you would like to book a stay at a Japanese Ryokan, see...http://JapaneseGuestHouses.com/db/fuji/kazenoterasu.htm