This weekend Shin, Jazz, Dixie and I all went to stay at a lovely lodge in Yamanakako called Caro Foresta. It was built this year in July and is a completely dog friendly establishment. It was designed so that people with dogs could enjoy top quality accomodation and food. We stayed in the Japanese Taisho Romantic Room which was decorated in the style of the Taisho Period which is a period in the history of Japan dating from July 1912 to December 1926, coinciding with the reign of Emperor Taisho. The room included living/dining room and bathroom downstairs and bedroom upstairs. The bathroom opened out onto a small garden and the living room onto a deck and another garden that the dogs were allowed to run free in.
We were served dinner in our room at the dining table, course by course over an hour and a half. The food was Japanese and consisted of many small delicious dishes. The service of the chef and waitresses was amazing - they were very friendly to Jazz and Dixie as well.
In the mornings we had a rather large breakfast consisting of soup, salad, breads, cooked meal and fruit. We really splashed out on this little getaway with the girls but it was well worth it.