Rainy day, so sit in a hot bath.October 18, 2019 in Japan ⋅ 🌧 19 °C
Pouring with rain when we woke up this morning. The kind where you run to your car and you are drenched.
Couldn't see much on trip advisor to do on a rainy day, so went to the local Onsen. This was our first experience of a same gender only bathing area. There is strict etiquette of what you need to do, and thanks to google translate on the sign outside the entrance, we more or less figured it out. The Onsen had a view out to sea!
My experience was a sit down shower, overheat slightly from sitting in the pool for too long watching the crashing waves, then spending 10 mins trying to cool down again in a cold shower. Ohh and the pools are 100% naked only, you can wear a towel on your head whilst in the water, but it must not touch the water, you must wash fully before going into the pool.
Hopefully I didn't make too many mistakes.
The rain stopped and we started to drive north to where the next set of rugby games are being held.
Briefly stopped to see a world surf competition, but the waves were a bit messy so it hadn't kicked off yet.
After a 1hr30 mins drive we made it into the town of Usuki. Had great difficulty trying to find the accommodation and had to park the car (as I forgot to drop a pin before setting off 😫), then wander the street to find some free WIFI. My guess of where it was on google was about 30metres way from where we parked. So when I eventually did find some internet we were nice and close.
Met with our host Hyuga, who was very welcoming and spoke fluent English. She took us to a local restaurant and had some tasty fried chicken dishes - something that eat alot of in this area.
Back to the cafe to try some Saki, chat about Japanese culture and bed.Read more