I'm really happy for you Sewellymon and Mrs. Sewellymon. All my positive thoughts and prayers for a joyful and fun, challenging time for you both. (Challenges are good, they help you learn about each other and grow close.)
I guess if I could wish you both anything it would be this....that you both live life together with love and one day at a time with peace, patience and perseverence, enjoying the heck out of each other.
Much love and best wishes and we be wanting one great TR....Smiles, lynnie
hey there, say, swelleymon... i have a very kind friend there, named atsuko... she has been here many times and her english has become well enough
for her to share pretty good with folks...
if you would like to contact her, (i will let her know about you both, by email, first) ... just let me know, perhaps she may be able to show up nearby and be of some help, or may be able to email you information?
THIS is what we traveled 1/2 way around the world for.
The Kamagoten Ryujin Onsen ryokan (or inn) with above hot springs- is renowned. Built in 1657 for Yorinobu Tokugawa (the feudal lord of Kinokuni) as a site for bathing and relaxing, the Tokugawa rulers ordered the Ryujin family to maintain this isolated resort. The same family still runs it 450+ years (and 12 generations) later.
The Inn is situated in a deep mountain valley next to a roaring river with cherry blossoms dotting the steep hillside. During our visit, a cold soft rain (snow up higher) was the perfect counterpoint to the hot water!