18 October 2011

おどい、しずおか

































yesterday, i got home from a 2 night stay at Mai's grandfathers onsen in Odoi, Shizuoka!! it was so refreshing to get out of the city and into the beautiful country side! it was a 2 hour drive out of Tokyo and into Shizuoka.

it was such a blessing to spend time there, because initially, before i came to Japan, i was actually planning on staying in a hotel in a city town - a forest town - and a beach town... but Odoi perfectly fulfilled that because behind our onsen was forest and mountains, and in the front was a 3 minute walk to the beach! so it was perfect!!!

everything was so beautiful and calm there. i really think i could live in a place like that... even driving along the ocean coast, you can see Mt. Fuji!! the hot springs and the country side really refreshed me and gave me new taste of Japanese culture i can't get in the city.

i thoroughly and wholesomely enjoyed my stay in Shizuoka. it was probably one of the main highlights of my stay here in Japan :-)

ps: tomorrow i'm taking a 3 hour bullet train ride to Osaka!

9 comments:

lina said...

i really like these photos! this place looks really neat. very homey or something! peaceful.

Sun said...

To stay at a city town - a forest town - and a beach town sounds like aoi yu's movie :-D いいな, うらやましい >,<

thwany said...

wow, what a trip! and i bet your backs felt great after waking up on those tatami mats.

oh,henry! said...

i love the music that appears on your blog. it's great and it suits the posts perfectly.
great blog. and trip, of course!

Anonymous said...

enjoy osaka! i lived there for 2.5 years - best city in japan!

itisnadie said...

awesome! how did you take a picture of you in the tub? brave!

Yoli said...

Ahh that looks heavenly!!! I want to stay there as well! How beautiful and relaxing. I hope you have a wonderful time in Osaka. You are really making the best of your time there Aron. Thank you for sharing with us!

Lady said...

Wow Onsen!!! I want to experience a real one at least once..

really envious of your trips XD

kitchu said...

such adventure! looks like this was a slice of paradise. i think i too could live in such a place!