Okunikko Konishi Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... here. The guide told us there were quite a few bears living in the forest and they try very hard to ensure their survival. They are not very large bears, but the claws looked just as damaging.
The temperature at Lake Chuzenji was some 10 degrees colder than Nikko, and I think the wind chill factor didn't help.
We then went to see the Kegon Falls, where water drops from the cliff, at a height of about 100m,and is one ...
... br> To be honest, we weren't keen at first glance and there seemed to be a million steps going up and we were both feeling a bit tired. However, we decided to go up the steps, and the ones after that, and the ones after that, and I'm glad we did, because it was a really lovely temple.
In particular, the beautiful Kara-Mon gate covered in gold leaf was very impressive. Beneath the gables there was a depiction of a white crane and white ...
... it's an hour long wait now, imagine nice weather!
One thing you'll notice here in winter: scorching hot heating in stores and trains, feels like you're being cooked alive, then painfully arctic cold outside. The constant temperature changes all the time make you feel loopy and whoozy, I find it makes me feel extra burnt out by the end of the day. Looking forward to visiting in spring or summer next time!!
Highlights for me:
-Disney's Haunted ...
... Heritage Site. We had to giggle when we saw the sign because Justin and I have knocked off so many UNESCO World Heritages sites on this trip! The bridge was closed for the day, which actually was a plus because we could take photos of the bridge and greenery behind it in its natural setting. We walked up the huge stone steps into the forest surrounding Nikko and walked until we encountered our fist destination.
Rinnoji Temple is one of ...
... of the road over the river. Onwards from that was the Toshogu Shrine, one of the most decorated in all of Japan. It was really special to visit it as it was very beautiful. we must of walked around for a couple of hours before leaving and by then there wasn't much time left in nikko so we filled it with a little wander around the old towns back streets and a eating some matcha (green tea) ice cream.