As we pulled up, about 5 old ladies wearing kimono greeted us at the car. The parking man took our car back down to one of their car parks (humphh! After all my efforts!!) We were ushered in, taken to the lobby for tea and sweet cake, and then shown to our room. The room was 10 tatami, so plenty big enough for the three of us, and the view was lovely (see photos on Facebook). We went out for a walk up the stone steps to the shrine at the top. It was pretty cold there compared to Maebashi, so we were only out for about an hour before hurrying back for dinner.
Dinner was served in our room, and was a huge spread! After that we took a family bath. This was nice, but quite late for Hannah (8-9p.m.). I usually put her to bed before 8p.m., so she was looking quite tired. After the bath, we were all exhausted, so decided to hit the sack. Hannah had her own futon, but of course couldn’t lay still. She was running around the room for a while before eventually crashing out 40 minutes later at about 10:15
Hannah’s futon was between mine and Yusuke’s, and they were both asleep. After a while, he started to snore I usually whack him on the arm and he stops, but he was too far away, so I pulled the covers over my head and tried to ignore him. Then my legs got cold..I got out of bed, woke him up and asked him to lie on his side. That worked for a while, and I fell asleep, but then he started again…
I got woken up at about 5:30a.m. by his alarm that he had set so he could take a morning bath before breakfast. I was way too tired and Hannah was still asleep. Of course she woke up just after he left, so we had a pretty restless night.
The breakfast was buffet style, and yum. It was a lovely inn and a relaxing atmosphere, but unfortunately by the time we got back home, we needed a rest to recover from our break