Monday, November 25, 2019

Japan 2019 - 4 Gora Kadan

After Tokyo, our ceramics tour moved south and west, and we spent a night at the marvelous ryokan (inn), Gora Kadan, which Joan and I have been going to since 1999. A member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux group, the still-modern rokan has elegant architecture, great outdoor baths (some private in or just outside your room) and excellent food.

Some highlights of our kaiseki dinner:

Kaiseki dinner at Gora Kadan
The next morning, after enjoying an early walk in for-the-moment around the stylish inn,

Views of Gora Kadan
we enjoyed a beautiful traditional breakfast, generally the best part of a stay at a great ryokan.

Principal elements of breakfast at Gora Kadan
Between the three hot baths I took and the wonderful dinner and breakfast, I felt very close to heaven for fifteen hours or so.

Bobby Jay

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