Travel Blogs from Nikko
... was freezing, with a lazy wind that chose to go through you rather than around. But what a view, absolutely gorgeous.
We then went to visit the local Nikko Natural Science Museum, hoping to get more information about the topography of the place. Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot of information available in English, but there were some interesting exhibits of the flora and fauna around the area. Much to our surprise they ...
... having a mixture of chicken skewers, meatballs on skewers, with rice and noodles. There was also a very deliciious sauce. Washed down with Japanese tea - declicious!
A big surprise was that it started to snow as we made out way to the bus stop - absolutely freezing.
Our hotel is not in the town but up on the side of one of the mountains. I noticed they have an electric blanket - I wouldn't be surprised if that is used tonight!
... to get to know people in Japan due to language barriers, our Japanese is very limited. Not much English is spoken here. I really want to learn more, I'm trying to keep adding words and phrases to my memory and pay close attention to common things said around me. Learning more all the time. I try to say the things I do know often to perfect them. I would love to be able to speak it fluently one day, you never know!
Tomorrow is Cat Cafe and Bonsai garden, should be fun ...
... where I looked offered a new visual experience and exploration.
Stop #3 was Futarasan Shrine which is located right beside next to Toshogu. We stumbled upon this shrine by accident and weren't really sure what to look at here. We ended up entering the paid fair garden instead of checking out the free temple because we were unaware haha The grounds seemed to be much older then its lavish neighbour Toshogu, but still really majestic. The sun ...
Day in Ashikaga, in Tochigi, finally a day together.
First a visit to a old dishes exhibition, most of all dating from 1600. Little piece of Japan history.
Then after, going to the flower park, where is held a rose festival... but it was late in the season, nearly no more roses.
But the goal was also the illuminations.
So, we eat something while waiting, the takoyaki are not bad, but far from the ...