This post continues the narrative of my trip and serene overnight stay at Oyado Uraku, a quaint Ryokan in Yufuin, Oita. In my previous entry, I provided an overview of the experience. Now, I’d like to delve deeper into the details of my stay. I mentioned that the trip marked our wedding anniversary, and myContinue reading “A Serene Overnight Stay at Oyado Uraku, a Quaint Ryokan in Yufuin, Oita”
My first-ever private onsen experience transpired only this Spring. We had a hectic winter months, working outside, standing until the late hours of the night in the freezing temperature. As a reward, my husband booked a room with an onsen in it. It was in the middle of the Golden Week holiday so the price was doubled. But we couldn’t care less as it was a much-needed respite.
To immerse in one of the most popular cultures in Japan, which is the ‘onsen’ aka bathing in a hot spring, one must abide by the bathing etiquette. There are strict rules one must pay attention to. The two most important and common rules are to strip into your birthday suit, and tattoos are taboo.