Okunoin Hotel Tokugawa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Hot tub
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Hopefully not too cold, it is getting absolutely freeeeezing here!!! Autumn was dreamy! The vividly firey coloured leaves here are stunning, but the moment it turned to winter, instantly changed, BAM! Punch In the face of icy fists of Japan winter. Colder each day and I'm running out of warm layers to add. May need to buy a scarf! I knew it would get chilly but I really underestimated how quickly winter would kick in.
It did mean shorter theme park cues ...
... meant we were at least heading in the right direction, but no lunch options. We had to settle for stopping at an itty bitty convenience store to buy a box of crackers for lunch. Hmm how Japanese and authentic! (sarcasm, we were both pretty disappointed).
20 minutes of walking later and we laid eyes on the stunning “Shinkyo” Bridge That Marks the Front Entrance to Nikko's lavish temples and shines. Nikko is actually a ...
After the first night in the hostel it was time to go on another side trip this time to Nikko up in the north of Japan about a hour and a half train ride away. I was only because of a conversation with a girl Ajna last night that I decided to go today as the weather was supposed to be better.
Funnily enough on the way to the station I bumped into her and Mareva her friend and we decided to go together. ...
... bemoaning how it took the same time to go a fifth of the distance! On arrival at nikko, I was met by the option to climb up the steep hills or catch a bus and always the cheapskate I decided to walk it. The main attractions were the shrine of iayeshu tokagawa the founder of a 250 year dynasty and creator of Tokyo as a major city within japan and a similar shrine for his grandson iemitsu tokagawa, the man who shut began shutting japan off from the world for 200 ...
At one time this lake was a popular destination spot for holiday makers, and many villas dotted the shoreline. Some evidence of it's hay day is easy to find, if you steer away from the Shrines which are still popular with coach parties, there are some remarkable scenes around the shoreline. Today was about photographing some rural scenes, but I never like to take snaps of famous places. ...