There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.
Today I felt I needed to rest.
I awoke with a tired and slightly sore body. From walking. A lot. I’m guessing.
After working this morning I set out to find some food and go for a soak in at an Onsen place I found recommended on the internets. This one has indoor and outdoor pools, something I was looking for and had yet to experience here. I’ve had it in my mind ever since I heard of these magical little places that they predominantly existed around gardens and/or had some exposure to the outside …
I also didn’t know it snowed in Japan.
Japan: 2, Me: 0
I have found these little soaking houses to be extraordinary places to relax and rest and they also serve as a functional place to get clean and groom oneself, with lots of space, never ending hot water and plenty of bathroom accoutrements.
So that’s what I did today …
Also, I had a latté. It made for a much prettier picture than a bunch of naked Japanese men. Plus, I hear they frown on taking photos at the Onsen …
It’s not relaxing, I suppose.