TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Wakasa Ashikaga
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... Ieyesu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate period in Japan. Climbing many stairs and following stone and cedar-lined pathways, we made our way to the tomb. As at Kegon Falls, many middle-schoolers shared our the way. I was delighted as Will greeted them with his version of hello "Nee Chee Wa". After the tomb, we took off our shoes and entered the main shrine. This may not have been the best idea as Will got really excited in there. I spent more time controlling him ...
... on my first day to Tochigi. However, on that ride, I went through at dusk and there wasn't much to see. I looked for a restaurant at the nearest town to the lake and found a couple that looked interesting. I do this by looking for the restaurant symbols on Google Maps and checking them out on street view. I have no idea what the Japanese characters on the restaurant signs mean other than the odd hiragana or katakana which has helped me find ramen restaurants. It's very ...
... 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 ...
... a trek.
I'm sometimes surprised at how your legs can push down on the pedals for thousands of revolutions during a long ride, especially when you're going uphill. You would think that your muscles would fatigue and give out, like when you're doing squats at the gym, even with a relatively light weight. I was able to keep chugging away albeit it was slow at times. Although I would stop to take some photos on the way up, after reaching the summit, I headed straight back ...
... setting and countless perfect food items. This is a must do for anyone near Tokyo. I think there are places where you can order the chanko nabe (stew) on its own but the degustation menu is divine. We slowly waddled on home and started packing as we were heading to Saitama tomorrow. I honestly think that today was my favourite day in Japan in all three trips! Truly so thankful to have the opportunity to travel to this beautiful ...
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