Travel Blogs from Nikko
... that we didn't make it to the National park at Nikko, so I'll have to save that for a later trip.
One small side story. Once we got back to the hotel, I needed to wash clothes, so I trundled down to the two washing machines and put my clothes into one of them. When I came back to check on them, an Australian woman was reaching for my machine. I politely told her that I was using that machine to which said that she had also put her ...
This morning Cole and I got up at 5:00 am and walked about a mile to
Tenmongu Shrine this morning. As we walked along the road, the buildings
became older and older as we approached the base of the mountain. The
architecture is very rustic and intricate. The 30 foot walls of the shrine
were covered in relief, and even a 6 inch bird had every single feather
depicted. Detail is very important here. This is also true to everyday
life. When the maids ...
I did not get to make an entry yesterday because I was out seeing the sights. I ended up waking up around 5 in the morning the other day, and so I went outside to see the city. All the people were very friendly. We even saw a class of children along the street doing perspective drawings on boards. They were very excited to see Americans and loved Cole's beard. Everything in the city is laid out and presented in a nice way. Some of the ...
... down to the Tamozawa Imperial Villa and Gardens. This lovely villa was a summer residence and retreat house for the Imperial family during the 20th Century, and was built in the Edo and Meiji architectural styles. I thought it was awesome how none of the wooden joints contained nails, screws, or any type of adhesive. The 106 rooms are integrated with the winding gardens and lovely views, and contained Western (carpets and ...
... times. I passed some local huts and the visitors center and right after that there was a serious bit of climbing. The Japanes, being practical just made a path straight up the mountain which resulted in a very steep climb. I could take just a few steps before i had to catch my breath again and even though it was pretty cold i was sweating really heavily.
I got to the top and after descending for a couple of minutes the snow was almost completely gone and it ...
Other places to stay in Nikko
Yunisigawa Onsen, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $275
2335 Sannai, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $94
1640-14 Seno, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $149
Sannai 2350, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $213
Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $253
Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $77
100 Kujiramachi, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $115
911 Nakahatsuishimachi, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $87
Nikko Onsen, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $87
Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $96
2-3-50 Kiyotaki, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $92