As an owner of Smith’s School of English Sagamihara, myself and other Smith’s franchise owners throughout Japan have plenty of time outside our schedules to travel a bit. This, in turn, keeps us fresh and ready to deliver top quality lessons to our students. Thanks to our system, last December I took a solo trip to Atami. Atami is a coastal town of hotsprings, located on Izu Peninsula.
Local trains from Sagamihara got me to the Hotel Resorpia in just under two hours.https://ct.rion.mobi/resorpia.atami/
The traditional Japanese style room offered a fantastic view of the Sagami Sea.
The onsen (hotspring bath) couldn’t have been better. It was large, clean, had perfect water temperature, and the view speaks for itself. There was no noise except for the solitary sound of trickling water. Anyone who visits Japan should not miss out on the experience of onsen.
Going into town I came across a wonderful seafood restaurant. It was small, old, very rustic. The husband and wife team served up some of the best seafood and sushi I have ever eaten. What I really liked about it was the atmosphere- very cozy and friendly. Sagamihara has its share of “conveyor belt” sushi restaurants, which are good, but just don’t compare.
Hard to describe such beauty. This is God’s doing.
After a delicious breakfast and a final soak, I went outside to a sunny and mild winter day. Taking the day slowly, I walked around town, had lunch in a soba shop, then an easy train ride back to Sagamihara. These short excursions are always fun. In fact, I am already thinking about another return to Hiroshima in the spring https://sse-franchise.com/a-step-back-in-my-time/ So much to see and do while living in Japan! I am full of gratitude and very fortunate!