Ryokans offer many opportunities to enjoy Japanese culture and cuisine. Some ryokans offer their guest the option of ordering a traditional morning breakfast served in their room. While it is not an inexpensive option (around $25 per day), a traditional breakfast is certainly worth trying. If you are not interested in a traditional breakfast, most ryokans offer a western style option with items you would normally expect. Keep in mind that breakfast items can vary by day and season. You may not know what you are ordering until it actually arrives.
One of the unique aspects of a traditional breakfast is how everything is served. Each item is a small portion put into separate dishes. The breakfast usually includes fish, rice, vegetables, and tea. Expect a mixture of hot and cold seasonal items. The entire breakfast can vary in size depending on your ryokan and what they have available. The next time you stay at a ryokan, remember to order a traditional breakfast for an adventurous and delightful experience.
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