A Weekend Vacation to Hakone Part II!!

What I love about going to onsen is the massage chair!! It is so expensive to buy and it is too expensive to go to spa every weekend to get professional massage. The picture below is the massage chair that my best friend and I totally adored. The machine was set for 15 minutes and automatically massages entire body. Yeah, my friend and I acted like ojisan/obasan (middle age man and woman) spent quite some time there. Hahaha


Going to onsen/ryokan also comes with great Japanese food! Although our room attendant seems little slow with her work; brought rice and miso soup when tempra and all hot dishes got cold, the food was great. I also enjoyed little ume-wine that was served before the meal (Usually Ume-shu, Plum-Japanese sake is well known, but it was Plum-wine!!) After the meal, we also had a sakura-ice cream/cheery blossom ice cream, which was the highlight of the meal for the night.


4 Comments so far

  1. stuz (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 8:29 am

    the chair looks like an alien.. specially with the “something-like-a-logo” stiched or printed across te head rest looking like the alien’s head showing it’s teeth.. yeah i’m a geek in that fashion, but d*mn your friend must be into ex-russian wrestler’s style massage.. those chairs can be pretty rough on you, trust me.. i’ve tried!

  2. stuz (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 8:32 am

    oh.. hahaha.. couldn’t help notice the cig hanbaiki and the one cup ozeki sake hanbaiki in the rear.. EXCELLENT! No wonder you had suck a good time on those chair… ^-*

  3. nightsea_ageha (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    Actually, both of my friends and I have been pretty tired and stressed, so the massage chair was just right !!!! Not to mention I went to spa yesterday to get real human-hand massage!!

  4. Martin Frid (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

    I think I would prefer the “real human-hand massage” (hmm, are there other types of hand massage that I don’t know about?) but that chair might be a nice option. My dry cleaner has a similar chair, but much less fancy – not quite as Darth Vader if you know what I mean, and I never dared to try it out. So, you swear by it?

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