THE RYOKAN EXPERIENCE
Ervine, Joe, and I stayed in this Ryokan! Pretty isn't it? Staying at a Ryokan was the best experience in Japan. Just before staying here, we hiked Mt. Fuji overnight to catch the sunrise. Oh man, what an experience! I'm not doing it again! Like the Japanese say, "one who never climbs Mount Fuji is a fool, and one who climbs twice is twice the fool." It was relieving to soak in an onsen after hiking the tallest mountain in Japan. We had a delicious washoku dinner that night. After, we had the best beer I've ever tasted, Fujiyama Biru! Kanpai!