Kinugawa Onsen Ryokan
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... theme park based on Japan's edo period between 1603 and 1868. It has wandering geisha's and samurai in a classic setting to make you feel like you are walking through a street of Japan a couple of centuries ago.
It was pretty cool. We arrived fairly late after grabbing some lunch at Cafe Byron Bay, which was an adorable Australian themed cafe in the heart of Asakusa, and we eventually got to Nikko in the late afternoon, I really enjoyed it, and wish we had more time ...
... bears the famous carving of the "Nemurineko" (sleeping cat). This gate marks the start of a long flight of stairs that leads uphill through the woods to Tokugawa Ieyasu's grave. It was wondering to see all of the older Japanese people trekking the stairs right up to the top! They are certainly active and healthy here!
- main shrine building: Bear on inside bu the outside is marvelous! Delicately carved, covered in gold, intricate details, ...
... left from their travels, there was; bank notes, postcards, pictures and ever a giant Australian flag some had brought with them. The food was good and hearty so we left feeling ready to tackle all the temples and shrines Nikko could throw at us.
Roughly 100m from the cafe was the Shinkyo bridge which spanned a fast flowing river which would of served as the only way to get to the shrines before ...
... people from a Japanese TV channel who asked me some questions about what I was up to in Japan and got me to try the shrines famous task of throwing a stone through a hole in the archway to gain good luck. I failed obviously. But still I'll be popping up on a Japanese TV screen near you soon! I'm now selling autographs at 20 quid a pop if anyone wants one before they go up in value now I'm a celeb! The site of nikko wasn't actually that large and therefore I had ...
... hill that was so simple and modest that we thought it was more original and beautiful anyway!
While in Nikko we struggled to find a place to eat as everywhere seemed too touristy and the prices were all severely marked up, however we stumbled upon a little café type place run by a friendly little Japanese lady. She cooked up a beef curry for Liam from scratch even though it wasn’t specifically on the lunch menu and the food turned out to be delicious! ...