Anyone who speaks English probably knows the proverb, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” In Japanese we also have a very similar saying: 郷に入れば郷に従え（go ni ireba go ni shitagae). It means that if you enter a foreign country or region, it is wise to follow the customs and ways there.
I believe that travelling is about not only seeing new sights, but also learning more about another country and culture.
However, during a long journey you will naturally miss the customs of your home country. We Japanese sometimes visit Japanese restaurants abroad. I think this is because many of us become homesick while travelling. Of course, I also believe it is a benefit for international travellers to step out of their comfort zone and learn about other cultures. That’s why I highly recommend staying at a Japanese ryokan.
Of course, some guests may feel anxious staying at ryokan because it is totally different from their everyday life. This is especially so when it comes to meals and beddings. Some customers want to sleep on futon and enjoy washoku (Japanese cuisine), since they have come so far to visit Japan. But others may want to sleep in a bed, which they are used to, and enjoy meals other than washoku.
At Kashiwaya Ryokan, we provide Japanese-style rooms with futon and washoku. But we offer other choices as well, so we can accommodate the differing preferences of our international guests.
First, About Our Rooms…
First, there are two types of rooms where you can sleep in a Western-style bed. One of them is a room called “HANA Room,” with a private Onsen bath.
It is equipped with a Japanese-style living room and a connected room with low-floor type twin beds. It also has a private onsen inside the room. It is a very popular room among our guests.
Check here for reservations and availability of the HANA room with western style twin beds and private Onsen
Another room is called “Japanese Twin.” It is a simple room with low-floor type twin beds in a Japanese-style room with Tatami.
Check here for reservations and availability of Japanese Twin room with western style twin beds
We only provide washoku for dinner, but for breakfast you can choose from washoku, Western-style, and brunch at Kashiwaya cafe in town.
The Western-style menu includes two types of freshly baked breads, pot service coffee, Spanish-style omelets, salad, and so on.
For brunch at Kashiwaya cafe, you can choose from a sandwich plate, pasta, curry rice, and other options.
Staying at Kashiwaya Ryokan, you can enjoy so many options for your custom-made trip to Japan!
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