When you're not used to super early starts or sleeping on the floor it takes more than a few moments to take in what is laid in front of you for breakfast in a traditional Japanese Ryokan!
This one was most exciting as in Takayama one of the local delicacies is miso cooked on a magnolia leaf. This was cooking on a tea light burner with tofu, onions and the most delicate mushrooms when we entered for breakfast.
Pickled vegetables, dried beans, egg, seaweed, squash
Miso, tofu and mushrooms cooking on a magnolia leaf
Today we had chairs to sit on (horray) - sitting on the floor difficult when you're not used to it. You have a different yukata to wear for sleeping, breakfast and for dinner! Makes for comfy dining.