Well..finally we get to the last post on my family outing to Chichibu a month ago XD
Today its going to be about the place i stayed at [a lot of u asked about it in the comments so here it is!]
Once again..in case you missed the previous posts, Chichibu is about 2.5hrs drive from Tokyo
The place we stayed at had different types of rooms.
Japanese Style room
They will move the table etc and lay out the futon for you at night.
Western Style Room
Yes my husband does not like sleeping on the floor so we try to get a western style room.
Honestly speaking, i also like the western style room as this means i can nap prior to dinner. If you get a japanese style room, they dont lay the bed for you till dinner time [whilst u are at dinner]
I like my naps hahaha
Note: in my case, these two rooms were actually joined as we got a corner suite room.
We also arranged to get a room that had a private tub on the balcony
Isnt it gorgeous?
You can also sit on the other side of the balcony and enjoy the view
Its a beautiful view
Its time for dinner!
This is what we are having tonight!
Steamed vegetable starter
The vegetables were SOOO FRESH [they grow it on the grounds at the hotel!]
More vegetables…they preserved it themselves and you can purchase them from the gift store at the hotel.
The steamed tofu skin is brillant. Very creamy.
Pickle with homemade miso paste
The miso paste was REALLY good. i bought a tub of this home.
More steamed vegetables
As always we finish with miso soup + rice
Dessert, melon grown on the hotel farm + green tea
How the restaurant looks like [i took this during the day]
If you go during the day, you can check out the gorgeous view as well.
The hotel is situated on top of a hill hence the wonderful views.
Breakfast is held at the “hall” ie a different location to different but also within the hotel.
Its an all-you-can-eat buffet
There are japanese and western offerings
Obviously i chose to eat a japanese breakfast as that is what i am used to.
The view at the hall is fantastic of course
It was a really nice stay.
For those of you hesitant to try a traditional ryokan, this hotel is a good choice! They have public baths [for male and female] as well as private baths with the rooms [you have to pay more but it is available] As this hotel is on a farm, they offer certain fruit picking activities. For example, right now in summer, tomato picking or blueberry picking is available [for a small fee]. There are many things to do in this area as well. [See my previous posts] I enjoy my trip greatly and i hope you will as well if you visit!
If you wish to stay at the same place, here is their website http://www.farm-city.co.jp/
Happy Monday and have a great week ahead
p.s Random question for the day. How much do you spend on groceries [food only] for a month? And for how many family members is that? How many meals a day is that for?