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Lake Chuzenji town needs a serious refurbishment. It is all stuck somewhere in the 70's with all the hotels and restaurants in serious need of a touch up. It isn't ever going to attract the volume of tourists that spend serious cash so I guess it will have to stay in the 70's .... There is plenty of modern world out there anyway. Our hotel was the best in town but still smelt pretty musty and even brought on ...
In our third day in Japan, our group took a two hour bus trip from our home base of Mashiko to the city of Nikko Japan.
Nikko is in the mountains, and we were over 4,000 ft above sea level by the time we reached our destination. It was a long, winding trip as we cut through the mountainside.
Although there are many sites ...
... I wandered around and being a little vertically challenged myself ( aka short ****) picked a spot behind some elderly Japanese women who looked to be only about five feet tall so figured even when they stood up I'd be able to see! Once again Japan hospitality prevailed as they looked around at the fat western bloke sweating in the sun stood behind them and eventually asked where I was from ( I realised the question this time from yesterday's ...
WE DID: - Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Utsunomiya to leave our bags at the hotel for tonight - JR train to the World Heritage site and National Park of Nikko - pottered from the station through the town to Shin-kyo bridge, originally built in 1636 - walked through woods to Toshu-gu shrine, discovering there was a ...
On our bus to Kegon Falls, our tour guide, Marie, noticed a man putting on his jacket. She immediately interrupted her talk about the beauty of the falls, and asked him if he was cold. She looked genuinely concerned. This concern and care for other people is a trend I've noticed while in Japan. The tiny things -- the way they hand back your credit card with two hands, holding it like it ...
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