Spirited Away in YAMAGATA, Japan

Driving back home, Satoshi made a turn to a deserted magical world.

It was drizzling and it seems like we are the only wandering souls around.

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Stumbled upon the oldest pachinko parlor and this 100 year old japanese inn.

We took a peek but we couldn’t get in as it was closed.

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Hungry like pigs, we discovered this empty cafe and devoured all the fish and potatoes that we can eat.

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The wind with no face whispered that we need to return home before sunset,

lest we forget our names and be trapped in this world.

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Now safely home, we watch Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki.

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image from http://www.tenkai-japan.com/

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Images shot in Notoya ryokan in Ginzan onsen, Yamagata prefecture

(where part of the Ghibli film “Spirited Away” was inspired from)

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