For our first day in Kyoto, after taking the bullet train from Tokyo, we trade out the hectic city pace for a traditional Japanese inn called a ryokan.
At a ryokan, guests can enjoy a traditional room with futon (floor bedding) instead of beds, tatami mats, natural settings, paper sliding doors, and community ofuro (hot tubs).
Best of all, dinner is cooked by professional chefs and served right in your room. It’s been a great way to unwind and live in a slower, simpler, bygone era. Even if just for a night 😀🍱🎎 .