We had walked from Magome to Tsumago and were looking for somewhere to eat. Unlike Magome, we were struggling to find somewhere for a family lunch. There was a picture of food so we walked down the path and into a welcome in English. A quick look at the menu and we were seated beside a well needed fan. Once we looked at the menu again we realised we had stumbled upon the Ryokan we had booked for the night. We had a very pleasant lunch and compleat the check in paperwork at the same time. After lunch we were shown to our room which was the largest in the Ryokan. We collected our baggage from the information centre and settled in. After a stroll around the town a bath was well needed. The bathrooms here can be locked so there is in requirement to share with others. You just need to be aware that others may be waiting. But the water is no hot in the bath that you can't soak for too long. It was nice to be able to bath as a family.
Dinner was fantastic and we loved the fact that all the dishes are locally sourced and the owner personally talked us through all the dishes. We were also served by the lovely lady who served us lunch. I forget her name but she was warm, friendly and a credit to the business.
After dinner we strolled through the town and then settled in for the evening. My one comment was that a number of people sat outside in the front garden smoking after dinner and that smoke smell came inside and wasn't particularly pleasant. The front doors were closed I think in an attempt to manage that.
Breakfast was great and on our table presented in a piece of origami was a photo that had been taken the night beside, printed in a postcard format with a picture of the ryokan. A very nice touch. Fabulous place!
- Also Known As:
- Ryokan Fujioto Hotel Nagiso-Machi
- Ryokan Fujioto Japan/Nagiso-Machi, Kiso-Gun