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  •  I think they probably really enjoyed your company (5+ / 0-)
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    TakeSake, justintime, ichibon, janis b, Ozy

    The danger with diaries like this one, and for myself writing comments and trying to give people a real idea of what life is like here, is that cynicism and negativity can overwhelm everything.  It's not our intention to try and disparage Japan, or individual experiences.  We just want people to have all of the facts.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again- I've never experienced hospitality anywhere in the world like I have in Japan.  I've experienced the same thing as you did, sharing food and drink with people in an onsen who were strangers 5 minutes before, and those experiences are among my most treasured memories.  I can definitely say, as long as you followed the basic rules of bathing, they were happy to see you and happy to have you.  

    Odds and ends about life in Japan: 1971wolfie.wordpress.com

    by Hatrax on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 11:48:19 AM PST

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