Travel Blogs from Nasushiobara
... on the American government to thank for that). We had to leave the bullet train at one small town to pick up the regular train on the Nikko line and just missed our next train so we had an hour's wait until the next one. I am so glad we had this wait because here we had one of those travel moments you just have to love.
We were hungry and the station had these tiny little family owned restaurants that seat maybe 5-10 people at a time. ...
... for some lunch before our train back to Tokyo.
The ride was uneventful and I think we all slept a bit on the way back. That evening, Barry and I tried a popular place for tempura that was conveniently near our hotel. We got there at 9pm and the host warned us that they close at 10pm. We split a tasty 8 piece special meal with seafood and a 7 piece vegetable meal, and were out in about 30 minutes! Yummy and fast!
... someone of my stature and I was very grateful when we arrived at Utsunomiya. We stopped off a little cafe in the station for a caffeine hit and then got the train for Nikko.
As a World Heritage Site, Nikko is a popular destination for national and international tourists so the train line there was more decorative than the others we'd been on. It was packed and there were several non Japanese visitors on board.
... no-one around. There was no one in the street and there were hardly any places open. Nikko resembled a ghost town. I am not complaining though - never did like to queue to see a temple.
The temples ( shrines ) are good but not spectacular. I think they are more famous because they are the resting places for notable people - namely Tokugawa Ieyasu, the warlord who ...
... destination. Us and a whole bunch of other tourists were quite confused, and a train employee walked us through a random town like ducks to another train line station which we then had to take that last stop to Nikko. They didn't make us pay this other train line, so that was nice at least. So it was already lunch time by the time we got to Nikko. The attractions are the shrines and temples which are all gathered together at the opposite end of town, after a ...
- Room service
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- Kids activities or Babysitting