From mid-February to mid-March in each year, Mayahime Matsuri (Princess Maya Festival) is held at Shima Onsen. Ryokan and shops at the onsen resort are decorated with Tsurushibina (mobile dolls) and Hina dolls.
Since ancient times, there has been a tradition, called Hina Matsuri (Hina Festival) in Japan, where we wish for girls’ healthy growth.
In Japan, people with tattoo are often rejected to take onsen. You must feel unreasonable in spite of taking all the trouble of visiting Japan to take onsen. Aren’t there any ways to take onsen even with tattoo?
When saying onsen resort, people tend to imagine it to have left far from towns such as Tokyo. Yet, actually, there are a lot of highly original onsen resort and onsen ryokan near Tokyo environs, too.
There are more and more visitors who stay based at Tokyo Metropolitan area and stay at onsen ryokan in short trip in one night and two days. Onsen resorts near Tokyo, including out Shima onsen, are perfect for such needs.
There are varieties of fun at staying at Onsen Ryokan.
In particular, if it is your first time of staying at Onsen Ryokan, you will experience new things one after another and cannot help saying “Amazing!”
Natural environment at Onsen resort, atmosphere of Onsen town, buildings of inns, Japanese-style room, Onsen, and so much others.
Every one of them is a typical experience in Japan.
And one of the highlights is meals.
As you can see the “Washoku” has been registered as UNESCE intangible cultural heritage, Japanese traditional meals are valuable culture, which we can be proud in the world.
Although the dining style of dinner at Ryokan has been gradually changing, the main stream is “Kaiseki Ryori,” which is a course style meals used for parties and banquet, and its arranged styles by each inn.