Travel Blogs from Nikko
... most of the crowd there. Waterfalls trickled down the hillsides and green moss covered giant stone lanterns lining the paths to the shrines. Over a dozen buildings make up the complex, and unlike most shrines (Shrines hold the deified spirits of the dead-not the bodies) in Japan, these are elaborately carved and painted or covered in gold leaf. It's absolutely breathtaking when combined with the natural beauty of the place. There was so much to ...
... 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.
... hotel was in the middle of Kabukicho, which is one of Tokyo's biggest entertainment/red light district i went for a walk to check the neighbourhood out. But the fun was short lived because every 20 meters there is a *****ian guy trying to pull you into a very expensive bar with high cover charges. Very annoying so i gave up after a couple of minutes. So i decided to just sit outside for a bit and Skype with my good friend Rob again. After an hour or we hung up and i went to ...
... this time things went smooth) and boarded the Shinkansen bound for Nagano. At Takashi station i transferred to a local train to Numata station and from there on it was an hour busride to Hatomachitoge trail, one of the more popular entries to the park.
When i got out of the station i immediately found the busstation which was right in front of the trainstation. But since Numata lies in a more rural area of Japan there were no ...