Staying in a tatami matt hotel and having a go at indoor archery. Also the many different types of food were brilliant. Sumo wrestling was a particular highlight because its such a Japanese thing to see and quite a rarity to be part of.
Excellent. I couldn't have asked for any more from Tatsuya. He put in 110% all of the time and was a really great character too.
Erm, other than staying in some of the less well advertised hotels I don't think it did. But then I didn't think it was meant to.
Yeah - I started to feel the buzz of Japan. I really settled in to life out there and began to feel at home.
Do everything offered and more - who cares if you're a little tired when you get back, at least you can say you don't regret not doing something.
Reviewed by Alan Baird-Smith who travelled in September 2010 on the hot springs trip
I will be travelling to Japan this year on Empire of the Sun and am curious about the Kyushu Hot Springs. It is my understanding that when using hot springs in Japan, generally, clothing is not allowed. I have done a little research and learned that sometimes, the hot springs are separated so men and women use different hot springs, or some allow bathing suits. Could I please have some clarification on these details for the hot springs that Empire of the Sun will visit so I know what to prepare myself for. Thanks. :P
Hello, I'm going in April to Japan (Empire of the Sun 18.04) and I was wondering if I can find people who are going on the same trip... Hope speak you soon :)