Travel Blogs from Nikko
... 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. ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... much. He often stopped me from overworking as well.
After that we went out to eat at a place that people from Tokyo go to when they are in Kiryu because the noodles there are one of a kind in Japan. The noodles are flat, about 18 in long, and 6 inches across. They were created to reflect the textile industry of Kiryu.
Early to bed last night, to readjust. I was able to get about 8 hours of sleep, so I feel much better.
... and it was a short walk to the capsule hotel. I couldn't find it at first because it was on the 2nd floor of a building. Once found the checkin was fast and easy and i made my way to my capsule to unpack my stuff and get a well deserved shower. Since the shower was in the public bathroom and it's considered very rude to splash water you have to sit down to take a shower there. Awkward but still very nice to have a decent shower after 2 days of hiking.
... up words if he needed to. He was a bit shy but we had a good time and some good laughs. :-) We said our goodbyes halfway through the park as he had to go back home and i was heading for the hut that would be my home for the night.
It took me about an hour of walking in the rain and some asking around to find the 'Daini chozo' hut. At the reception i was told there were only three other (older female) guests and that i would ...