A Ryokan in Tokyo the bathroom, the famous unit bath! It was an honor to take shower in there. A unit bathroom is a single plastic unit that contains a door, walls, ceiling, floor, sink, a toilet, a bath, a shower and drainage. It was tiny, definitely not for the cluster phobic, but I liked it. I imagined it would be easy to clean; you just need to take a shower in it.
A Ryokan in Tokyo Ryokan is a type of traditional Japanese hotel. Forget about staying in normal, or worse, a chain hotel in Japan. You are in JAPAN man! Be funky! And if capsule hotel is not your thing (yet), please at least stay in a ryokan and experience the Japanese way of living and sleeping for that matter.
A Ryokan in Tokyo - I understand that typhoon is a natural disaster, scary and bad, but I am glad I got to experience it once in life (hopefully only once). I love the fact I can brag about surviving typhoon, even though surviving means watching weird TV shows while munching weird flavors Kit-Kats.
When I first saw the room, the word simple came into my mind. There were no beds. It has tatami flooring, and two thin mats with pillow sets. There were only a few of furniture; a small table in the corner and a night lamp on it, another small table with a flat screen TV on it .
The Public Room The common room-cum-lobby is a cozy place dominated by an indoor picnic table where people can sit and socialize if they want to. If they don’t, they can read children’s books, make some tea, watch some TV, or browse the Internet. Every day we hung out there for some time. On the typhoon night we practically spent the whole evening there.
There was a unique thing in the bathroom. A blowfish shaped box on top of the toilet. I first thought it was a tissue box, nope, it was a coin box. What did they expect us to do with it? To develop a saving habit by putting a coin before using the toilet? Weird. Speaking of the toilet, you know how much I love high-tech Japanese toilets. I wish I could buy one but no because: 1. It was too darned expensive, 2. It would be hard to fit in my luggage and 3. I don’t have a home to put it in.
Inhouse Hotel Taipei: A Lot of Value For A Little Money The room was a bargain; it came with a flat screen TV with many channels, including HBO and Star World, my lifelong companions. The bed was a 5 star hotel’s standard.