After a leisurely morning, Brady and I headed off for the Jogasaki Coast. While the trip was originally supposed to be a family affair, Ricardo stayed back with LR so it was sister! time!
We eventually made it after driving high up in the mountains (and fog!), which is not a route that I’d particularly recommend. We stayed at K’s House Ito Onsen. It’s a budget hostel in a former ryokan/onsen and it is super cool. The reviews for the place are great and well-deserved. There is a small onset facility on site, but we also went to a larger onsen in the Hotel Dankoen where we had a discounted pass. This was very cool because there was an outside onsen that provides a nice contrast between the cool night air and hot water of the baths.
On the way to the Hotel Dankoen, I stopped by a walk-up sake window because why not? It provided an experience that helped make up for the one I missed out on when the drive-thru daiquiri placed was closed in Louisiana during SMS and my Deep South road trip.
After the onsen, we went out to dinner at a restaurant that was delicious. It was also a little more expensive than we were looking for but the town was pretty dead and not much was open. The food was quite good.
Although the day wasn’t as jam-packed as the prior, it was awesome! Brady and I got to have a ton of quality time in the most beautiful setting. I love the Jogasaki Coast and highly recommend it. Given how affordable and amazing K’s House was, I’d probably spend 2-3 nights there as a home base for exploring more of the peninsula.