Hoshino Resort Kai Nikko
- Minbar in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Family rooms
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Travel Blogs from Nikko
... We wandered back to town, browsing in the souvenir and antique shops until we got to the Nikko Train station, where we arrived yesterday. This wooden station building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1890. Apart from the USA, Japan was the only other country where Frank Lloyd Wright lived and worked. It is reminiscent of colonial buildings and inside is a lovely wooden staircase up to what was once the first class passengers waiting room with a ...
... about the order in which to eat the dishes but got by okay. It was an impressive array including hot pot and noodle dishes, lots of little bite size morsels whose origins we were unsure of, tofu skin (yuk) and lots of O-Cha (green tea).
Then onto the old Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa. Traditional construction of wood and rice paper walls. The current emperor lived there as a child when he was evacuated from Tokyo ...
Despite being 3:45 am, Will's sleepy eyes snapped to attention when he saw the MWR bus. Dai, our driver, enthusiastically waved hello. They'd become buddies on our last tour. I wearily installed the car seat and wondered if I was crazy attempting this long day with Will by myself. However, I heard Nikko was a "must-see" especially with the autumn foliage. "Never say kekko (magnificent) until you see Nicco," our tour guide told us as we began the four hour journey. Luckily Will fell ...
... the languages are different, Italy and France are western countries with similarities to other western countries like Canada. Japan is obviously an Asian country with an Eastern-based culture. Perhaps, it's my desire to discover my Asian roots that has drawn me to Japan as I have lived in London and traveled around Europe but have spent less time in Asia. It's the different approach to life in Japan with its foundations in the Shinto and Buddhist religions, its rice-based ...
... Japanese tradition of presentable packaging/wrapping.
I've contacted Rob again, the Canadian in Tochigi (about 20 km away) who moved here from Toronto with his Japanese wife and kids to hook up for a ride tomorrow. We've got our fingers crossed that the weather will be dry.
Already, I'm missing the riding in Iiyama when you start in the countryside right outside the door of the inn. Here in Ashikaga, on ...