Oze Iwakura Resort Hotel
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
TripAdvisor Reviews Oze Iwakura Resort Hotel Katashina-mura
Travel Blogs from Katashina-mura
... We then also had a quick look at Lake Chuzenji which was picturesque with some forested hills in the background. You could rent paddle boats in the shape of a swan to go around the lake if you so desired (we didn't). Although Stratford has paddle boats perhaps they should invest in some of these swan ones since swans are icons in the community. After returning to Nikko I visited the Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa. This used to be the emperor's ...
... pretty shocking, (lashing rain, thunder and lightning) but it made for some spectacular scenery. We visited Shuzenji Temple, built circa 786AD, and home to a 1200 year old statue of Buddha, carved by a monk out of a single Judas Tree around this time. Then we went to the Ryuzu Falls, a wild and deafening waterfall, before getting the bus back down the mountain, which is a pretty hair-raising experience, as the road is incredibly steep and ...
... that machine. Oops, I had not seen her clothes in there and they were washed with our things. Luckily she had a sense of humor about it as we sorted through each other's underthings. I later went back to check on the clothes in the dryer, and I saw she had left me a note along with a neatly folded pair of underwear. The underwear was not mine. Somehow a third person had gotten entangled in the great laundry fiasco. And that's how it goes on the road.
This morning Cole and I got up at 5:00 am and walked about a mile to
Tenmongu Shrine this morning. As we walked along the road, the buildings
became older and older as we approached the base of the mountain. The
architecture is very rustic and intricate. The 30 foot walls of the shrine
were covered in relief, and even a 6 inch bird had every single feather
depicted. Detail is very important here. This is also true to everyday
life. When the maids ...
The ink workshop we had was very interesting. We had to paint Mount Fuji along with the master. The placement of the marks was very important with the ink. You were not trying to make long flowing beautiful lines. Instead the rougher they appeared the better. Thankfully we had practice paper. After painting twice, the Sensei asked me if I found it easy; apparently he thought I caught on fast because he told me he liked ...