Shiobara Sanso

2391 Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Kanto, 329-2921, Japan | Ryokan
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Travel Blogs from Nasushiobara

Shrines, Dumplings and Underwear

A travel blog entry by winterspring

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So up and at 'em again this morning, we decide to head to the little town of Nikko to see Toshogu Shrine, the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. For you older folks, he's the Shogun in James Clavell's novel and mini-series called Shogun. That series made me fall in love with Richard Chamberlain-sigh-one of the many gay guys I have had a crush on in my ...

Historic Nikko

A travel blog entry by pandasphere

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Today we ventured outside of Tokyo to Nikko, a 2 hour train ride north of the city. This World Heritage Site was the seat of the first Shogun in Edo era Japan and an ancient center of the Buddhist and Shinto religions. Ieyasu Tokugawa was the first to unite the feudal lords in the the early 1600s and became the first Shogun or military ruler. Tokugawa and many of his sons are buried at the Toshogu Shrine, one of the most ...

Nikko - an uphill struggle

A travel blog entry by andynbaza

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... lovingly restored to it's original splendour. Unfortunately, the restoration is a constant task and the main gate was covered over with scaffolding and tarp while it was restored. We will have to settle for seeing several cheeky monkeys at home rather than the Three Wise Monkeys that decorate the gate.
According to a little map we'd been given at the entrance, a path lead around the back of the temple to the area where Ieyasu ...

Temples and shrines

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... shogunate that ruled Japan for 250 years.
Nikko is nice though, and the world heritage park pleasant. Big cedar trees, a nice river and some good walks. The only downside of visiting parks in Japan is that there is no place to rest or sit down. They all no seats anywhere so you just keep walking so by the end of my day in Nikko I was a bit foot sore.

Also you can ...

Nikko

A travel blog entry by otrembarific

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... carving was so ornate and we had a great time exploring. From the time we got off the train we kept going uphill, staircase after staircase. There was one leading up to a tomb in the woods which has become a shrine. Though my legs started to get wobbly it was all so beautiful and worth it. From there we decided to start heading back down hill, since it it would be a two hour train ride back to Tokyo. On the way we found an antique store and I just wanted to bring it ...

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This ryokan, located in the Nasu Onsen area of Nasushiobara, is near Cape Jaffa Wines.
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