Travel Blogs from Nasu-machi
... 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 ...
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 ...
Walking all around this town yesterday, about 10km walk in total, with various historical sights mainly about the young samurai's that committed mass suicide here at the time of the civil war (1868). Also quite impressive is the Tsuruga-jo castle, totally destroyed but rebuilt for us to visit.
Also saw my first Japanese albino! And a wild deer, ...
... 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.
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