Kinugawa Grand Hotel Yume No Toki
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... for it's autumn leaves and the colours are starting to appear. In another week or two it will be a riot of colour but overrun by day trippers. We have not been able to see as much as we had planned due to the traffic problems caused by the sheer number of cars/tourists on the one way roads around the park and exacerbated by some bridge works. It is a nature lovers paradise and many people come here to hike. There is also a lake which we were unable to get to due to ...
... 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 ...
... for the first half of the drive then entertained himself with a fire truck I bought at the rest stop break. It would prove to be a wise purchase as he drove it along the side of almost every walkway throughout the tour. We entered Nikko National Park on the way to our first stop. The mountains were ablaze with gold and red leaves. The bus wound its way up through 24 switchbacks before arriving at Yudaki Falls. The air was crisp and chilly as we made our way to the base of the ...
Today I took a train up to the mountains north of Tokyo to a touristy town called Nikko. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I left a bit too late in the day to see everything I wanted to, but visited a shrine from the 1600's of shogun Tokugawa ...
... and seasonal products, in tune with the tableware.. It's very Japanese: complicated, very detailed, an art form and LEKKER! So this was extraordinary, every little bite was surprising, the staff was very friendly, the atmosphere was cosy and I guess they picked up on the fact that we don't do this every day (with all the questions we asked) so they invited us to see the kitchen. And the chef (who we saw all evening for the parts ...