Bettei Senjuan – Dinner and Breakfast
When staying at Ryokan in Japan, one of the things I look forward to the most is experiencing the food. There is nothing as enjoyable after a long soak in an onsen than to sit down to a multi-course Kaiseki dinner in the evening. Conversely, nothing can beat starting your day in the onsen followed by a traditional Japanese breakfast. The dinner and breakfast at Bettei Senjuan were simply amazing.
This blog will be mainly made up of pictures, as the images speak for themselves.
*Please see the blog about the room I stayed at here.
Bettei Senjuan really impressed us with their authentic kaiseki dinner featuring the freshest of Japanese ingredients, spectacular plating, and even better taste.
We enjoyed our dinner in a private dining area, which really allowed us to immerse ourselves into the kaiseki experience without having the distractions of an open dining area.
Tea (Ocha) was served to start.
We were served some local Sake.
Sashimi on ice.
When we returned to our room after a late evening visit to the onsen we were delighted to find a snack consisting of rice, wrapped in bamboo leaves, and some Japanese pears waiting for us.
We enjoyed our breakfast in the same room in which we had dinner the previous night. I will admit that the Japanese breakfast can be daunting for Westerners but, if you are up to it, I would suggest trying it. If you would like to stick to the more traditional western style breakfast, Bettei Senjuan is able to accommodate you. Not all ryokans have this option, so it is important to check beforehand to avoid any surprises.
Below is the western breakfast that was provided. As you can see, it included an omelet, salad, and some toast (with a cute little toaster provided as well).
As we were checking out of Bettei Senjuan, we were provided with refreshing yuzu to drink and very cute water bottles for our trip back to Tokyo.
To book or learn more about this beautiful ryokan, please feel free to contact me here.