AKA “Onsen lounge.” It must be fate for choosing the same Onsen ryokan.
Getting lost in conversation sharing the Kotatsu, just like sharing naked time in the Onsen.
Meals on a trip are a fun way to let you interact with local life. The kitchen filled with retro appliances and Japanese tableware, as well as the counter decorated with bathing buckets, will no doubt add extra sparkle to the memory of your trip.
The antique area is a gallery area. At the gallery and book corner, you will enjoy learning the histories of the Sokokura hot spring (Shichi-tou, the seven hot springs), the geography, the hot springs, and bathing. Some Japanese toys (Hanafuda, the Japanese playing cards, Kendama, the Japanese cup-and-ball, and Otedama, the beanbags) await you to play with freely.
Japanese pattern design items remade from antiques, and fabrics with Japanese colors (dark red and bright golden yellow). Benches with the image of a teahouse and lighting like a public bath. The space with these are for you to enjoy the good old culture of Japan.