Natural spring bathing in Japan is a celebration, the lovely pause in hectic lives yearning for moments of tranquillity. The hushed intimacy of rooms behind sliding paper doors, the sweet and the tangy of Japanese fruits, vegetables and seafood, open-air bathing and gardens for repose are featured in this book. Ryokan removes the tension from the journey and shows the way to places of fragile beauty and luxurious peace. It includes: The Japanese Ryokan: A Timeless Retreat, Ryokan and Onsen Etiquette: Essential Knowledge, Around Tokyo, Gora Kadan, Senkyoro, Tsubaki, Atami Sekitei, Kona Besso, Yagyu-no-Sho, Seiryuso, Senjyuan, Naraya, Bankyu Ryokan, Sanraku, Hoshinoya Karuizawa.
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was born in Tokyo in 1939, and graduated from Keio University with a bachelor's degree in Economics in 1963. He and his wife travel all over Japan and Asia in search of the ultimate healing and relaxation experience.
American writer and editor Elizabeth Heilman Brooke
lives in Japan and is an ardent student of Japan's natural and cultural heritage. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune and Art News magazine