Saturday, January 12, 2019

Garden-so

I stayed at a traditional Japanese place that I loved!  It wasn't fancy and it was very inexpensive. It's a cash only business, no credit cards.The cost included dinner and breakfast everyday. The place is owned, run, and all the cooking done by a charming 80 year old, who told me to call her Eiko-ba.  In addition to all the cooking and running the place, she also makes omiyage out of hachijo lemons and other fruits and vegetables. 





Outside







My room




The dining room






I forgot my camera the first evening, but here are the other meals I ate.  Lots of fresh fish and local vegetables. One day I saw a fisherman deliver a fish that took both arms to bring in.  That became dinner sashimi.








New Year's breakfast







I want to stay here again!


11 comments:

kiwikid said...

Imagine having people to stay at age 80, what an amazing woman. The food presentation alwqys looks incredible at the places you stay at Pamela.

Sheryl said...

Hi Pamela wow that lady is amazing and omg the meals look amazing ,what a wonderful place to stay xx

Jeanie said...

This looks beautiful and the food so delicious. If I ever get back to Japan I'll have to check this spot out!

Janie said...

Beautifully presented/arranged food, what a treat.
Yes, she's an amazing woman. I'd want to stay there again too.

DUTA said...

Rice, fish, eggs seem to be dominant food. That's the best food, with addition of some veggies or pasta. No need to go further, delicious and filling.
The place, the woman, the food are all very tempting!

Queeniepatch said...

What a WARM place! I am sure you want to visit again.

roughterrain crane said...

You are lucky. This is the taste of mom's cooking full of hospitality and love.

Vireya said...

I'm feeling hungry looking at all that beautiful Japanese food.

rosey175 said...

What a fantastic place! I absolutely love the leaf-print glass. Do you know if it was actually the glass made that way or if it was a stick-on type? Either way, love, love, love! The food looks awesome too. I've always enjoyed Japanese cuisine but wow, does it make a lot of dishes to wash!

Julie said...

What an exceptional lady she must be to have guests and treat them so well. It looks amazing.

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh wow, that food looks delicious! What a great place to stay.