I can't say enough about the incredible hospitality + overall perfection that is Gero Kanko Hotel (+ here)
the gift shop
dining hall where you choose your own fresh mushrooms on a log
(much like choosing your own lobster here in MA)
green tea + wagashi upon arrival
the yukata I chose
we reserved our bath times at the front desk, and after dinner they gave us a lantern and we walked down the lighted cliffs at night to the bath houses in the forest!
The walk way was quite steep, and it took my breath away to
descend the winding stone paths and 6 staircases down the valley...
plum blossom petals litter the walk way to the baths
After dinner + a bath it's time for some yuzu sake and karaoke...
Tomoko killin' it at karaoke
OH my god, "The Goonies R Good Enough" - ... I love Japan
view from the balcony
1113 Koden, Gero-shi, Gifu, 509-2206 Japan