Hotel Murakami

Address: 790 Imaichi, Nikko, Tochigi, Kanto, 321-1261, Japan | Inn
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Location

This inn, located on 790 Imaichi, Nikko, is near Edo Wonderland, Snake Bridge (Shinkyo), Taiyuinbyo Shrine, and Cryptomeria Avenue.
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Travel Blogs from Nikko

Mashiko - Day 6 -8

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 18, 2015

14 photos

... into spontaneous applause a couple of times during the DTG performance.

After the slow the kids were treated like rock stars greeting the public in the lobby.

We returned to the hotel where there was a big reception party with food and dancing. I may or may not have had a little more yuzu sake.

The next morning the Hotel slaff at Mashikokan gave us a great send off complete with singing and signs and it was off to Tokyo!
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Day 5 Mashiko

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 18, 2015

2 comments, 12 photos

... karate and archery demonstrations, and six activities to learn about Japanese culture and life, including calligraphy, Japanese candy, toys, and traditional green tea. This was an absolute riot, and both the Japanese children and our kids had a great time interacting with one another. More to come on the kindergarten as we returned the following day.
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Let the drumming begin!

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 17, 2015

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... quick trip back to the hotel to eat lunch and change into workout clothes (for those of us who were going to workout), it was off to Mashiko City Hall for workshops and rehearsals.

Dublin Taiko was founded 10 years ago under the guidance of Eitetsu Hayashi, one of Japan's most acclaimed taiko drummers. He has since served as sensei Susann Barrett's teacher and ...

Day 4

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 17, 2015

1 comment, 1 photo

Today we're going to continue practicing taiko with Eitetsu and his group. Yesterday we met the taiko group from Mashiko and got to play a little with them! They seemed pretty cool but they were younger than I had expected. Most were definitely younger than almost all of us. Anyway, we are going to have a workshop with Eitetsu and hopefully get to play with some of the Mashiko kids. We also plan on doing ...

Nikko, Japan

A travel blog entry by kevin_and_jonah on Jun 16, 2015

5 comments, 8 photos

In our third day in Japan, our group took a two hour bus trip from our home base of Mashiko to the city of Nikko Japan.

Nikko is in the mountains, and we were over 4,000 ft above sea level by the time we reached our destination. It was a long, winding trip as we cut through the mountainside.

Although there are many sites ...