Its the start of another week! How was everyone’s weekend?
I didnt get up to much this weekend but i did try to add a few new things to my autumn waredrobe. Will try to post them sometime this week [cos i know some of you are curious abt clothes i buy..though honestly i have like no fashion sense and may not be the best guide XD!]
Anyway today’s post is about my birthday roadtrip!
We chose to go to Chichibu Saitama which is about 1.5hrs drive from Tokyo. Its at the far end of Saitama away from Tokyo.
Where we stayed for the night : 旅籠一番 〒368-0002 埼玉県秩父市栃谷645
My birthday fell on a Tuesday this year [5th Oct] so massive thanks to all my friends that took the day off to come on this trip with me. Esp to the husband cos he couldnt take a second day off and had to rush back to work the next morning!!! This is also the reason why we chose to go Chichibu..its proximity to Tokyo [abt 1.5hrs drive]
We stayed at a ryokan called HatagoIchiban
There are 2 types of rooms here, the basic room which doesnt have a bathroom/toilet or the suites which have their own private onsen tubs. There is also an annex [building across] with basic rooms. But the ryokan’s public onsens are in the main building so you would have to walk across to use them.
And you know what my favourite part of going to a ryokan is? The FOOD.
Like i mentioned before, this place is family owned so the food is all cooked by this old grandma.
And you just KNOW they have the best food.
Now i cant tell you what happened that night XD Cos it was a tuesday, there was only 1 other guest other than us. So you know we got up to no good. HAHAHAHAHA
Btw Chichibu is extremely famous for a park which has the largest area of 芝桜 [type of Sakura] in Kanto. So if you are in town during the Sakura season, this place is very very much worth the visit.
Here’s the news footage from last year!
Learn more at Chichibu’s official website http://www.city.chichibu.saitama.jp/
I havent actually been to see this myself! I hope to go there next year.
I will certainly be staying at HatagoIchiban though!
This post ended up a lot longer than i thought so i cant do my usual Monday randomness post XD
But i’ll be back to more posting later this week