Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Where is the bedroom in a Japanese-style hotel?

I have been talking about the trip during my New Year holidays and ryokan, Japanese-style hotel.

The rooms for guests at ryokan don’t usually have a bedroom. They are tatami room with a low table and some cushions to sit on, and look like a living room. You won’t find any beds there. You might wonder where to sleep.

Actually, the living room becomes the bedroom. After dinner, staff come to your room. They will move the table aside and lay out futon-beddings. They are used for the operation, and they are fast in doing it.

See, The living room became the bedroom ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ

We had dinner in our room so the staff came after dinner and arranged futon in front of us. But if you have dinner at hotel’s restaurant, they usually arrange futon during your dinner. You might be surprised when you come back from the restaurant ((((;゜Д゜)))))))

Where did the futon-bedding come from?

Each room has a closet for futon at ryokan. Futon is usually kept in the closet.

I’m sorry about today’s post. It is not relevant to tea. I just wanted to introduce Japanese culture.

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