Ryokan and Love Hotels are must-experience accommodation in Japan.
Tokiwa Bekkan is a great ryokan, impeccable service, tolerance of the foibles of foreigners, with a tranquil setting. Kinosaki’s few restaurants were a bit far, and their hours are limited mostly to lunch. So we had the first dinner and each breakfast in our room.
The many courses are beautifully presented. Flavors are delicate. Portions are so skimpy.
Hungrily peek under the lid of a bubbling pot to see one cube of tofu.
Every meal I scraped clean the rice bucket and hunted for more. During the third breakfast I found half an Almond Joy bar left from my China Airlines meal on the flight over. The maid was quite shocked to see that wrapper on the fish plate.
Enjoy the meals and pack a snack to top off.