After the amazing bath experience, we felt refreshed and new, so we got into our yukatas and headed to the dining room for our twelve course dinner, never knowing what wonders were expecting us.
By the time we sat down, we got to meet Tomoko-san, the ryokan’s owner who was both serving dinner, and explaining what everything was and how you should eat it. Everything, from starters to dessert, was absolutely sublime, and to top it off, Japan-style, it started raining, so we were having a scrumptious dinner while listening to the sound of rain and watching it fall on the Shirakawa stream. And that’s how you redefine “having dinner”.
See the dining room on Google Maps.
When we got to our room, it looked like we had an entire new room. The futons had been laid out for us, there was hot tea and sweets on the table that had been pushed to the end of room, near the window, the lights were dim and everything was perfect for a good night of sleep, that was accompanied by the sound of rain outside.
A perfect and peaceful night of sleep after the most exquisite meal.