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... br> The houses have a very distinctive A-framed shape. They are called "Gassho-zukuri" which means 'praying hands' because of the 60 degree slope of the thatched gable roofs. The sharp shape is a way of dealing with the heavy snowfall in this area, given it is a small valley surrounded by mountains. The size of the houses relates to the multi-generational family living. It was surprising just how large they were inside, comprising several ...
The next day got up and had another amazing meal in the hotel. Went to pay the bill and it was way more then I thought it was going to be, I made some kind of concern and the took $20 off the bill so in the end I paid $120 for a great night with 2 great meals plus a bath. Off to try and catch the 9.45 train to Nikko I have 15 minutes. If I get it I get it. Started taking photos on the way to the station. Get see the train pulling in and I am at least 5 minutes walk away so I ...
caught the early train 10am up to the Nikko area. went to KInugawa first to do a fairly tourist thing where I went down the rapids in a traditional Japanese boat. I was the only westy on the boat and the whole tour was done in Japanese so I did not get any of the history and or jokes that were being told on the 30 minute trip down the river. I still had no where t stay the night and it was looking ...
Writing this blog a few days late as I've been either too busy or too tired to write anything. My trip to Nikko was a great little journey and a breath of fresh air from Tokyo (literally). I had planned this trip alone at first but thanks to couchsurfing I ended up meeting 8 new friends who joined me on the trip :)
The day started off with a 2 hour train ride to Nikko itself, from there we transferred to a bus in order to reach ...
... looking from what i know!
Today confirmed what i knew about Japanese: they are not very fit and ready to walk! After getting the city map from the tourist information and telling the lady we wanted to walk everywhere, she looked horrified. I also noticed that Japanese don't walk up the escalator ever and generally speaking walk very slow.