Hotaru no Yu

46 Itamuro, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Kanto, 325-0111, Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Nasushiobara

Splendid Nikko

A travel blog entry by balkans2009

169

... who chose Nikko for his mausoleum. History says 15,000 artisans from all over Japan worked for years to create this flowery, hallucinatory, down-right beautiful complex. Entering through the main gate you first see a 5 story pagoda on the left. Proceeding up another steep staircase brings you through the main gate (the Niomon). On what I would call the "ground floor" are sacred stonehouses and a sacred stable that is adorned with carvings of 3 wise ...

Nikko

A travel blog entry by llammers

28

... will miss it, get to the station and the guard on the train spots me holds the train up so I run across the bridge to get to the train can't believe that he ended up leaving 2 minutes late. I was impressed. Get to Nikko lots of people trying to find how the place works. They find me a hotel almost half the price but no food included. In the end the western looking bed was so hard that I should have slept on the floor it would have been softer. The room was only just bigger then ...

3 days up in Nikko

A travel blog entry by llammers

13

... was going to cost me around $160 for the night, where the boat stopped was a woman who could speak english she gave me a lead. got back to the rail station and made the info desk book the hotel. the hotel turns out to be a huge 9 story place but the bedroom they gave to me was like a traditional ryokan, the room was huge. to me the room had a real 60s aesthetic to it which really appealed, ...

Nikko is stunning even in the wet

A travel blog entry by guykb

21

... we had the path completely to ourselves. This time we did pass a couple of old Japanese people walking their dogs but that was it. By the time we reached the end of the path we had walked about 10km, climbed about 1500 steps up and down and were Stuffed (note the capital S). We caught the bus back to the guesthouse along with some very cheeky (not in a good way) high school children. I'm about to turn in for the night, ready for our trip to Yamanouchi tomorrow to see the snow ...

The long way

A travel blog entry by guykb

5

... second stage of the ropeway we realised that the views of Fuji-san were much worse than yesterday - not even a hint of a mountain. Bummer. Third time not lucky I guess. Never mind, on we went, getting on to the pirate boat one last time. Choosing not to fly first class this time, we had to deal with the thousand or so school children on the boat and fit our luggage in. We reached Moto Hakone expecting to find a train station there. At this point I realised that ...

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