Travel Blogs from Nikko
... into a short space of time because I think most of the other people had soggy feet and had mostly given up on the rides. All in all we did have a heap of fun at Disneyland but I would suggest Disney Sea to anyone who only has time to do one of the parks as I think the rides were more impressive, and it's also geared towards young adults more than kids.
Today (Friday 5th Dec) we went on an epic mission to head to Nikko, and visit Edo Wonderland, which is a ...
... Heritage Site. We had to giggle when we saw the sign because Justin and I have knocked off so many UNESCO World Heritages sites on this trip! The bridge was closed for the day, which actually was a plus because we could take photos of the bridge and greenery behind it in its natural setting. We walked up the huge stone steps into the forest surrounding Nikko and walked until we encountered our fist destination.
Rinnoji Temple is one of ...
... And after, while passing in front of a food stand, the smell was attrcting us. So, he tool a churrasco pan, bread filled with vegetables and grilled meat. It was delicious, we regretted to have eaten the other stuffs before.
The illuminations are starting, it was darker a bit later.
It was like Xmas season!!!
The park is famous for its wysteria trees, hundreds years old. It's not their flower ...
... of the road over the river. Onwards from that was the Toshogu Shrine, one of the most decorated in all of Japan. It was really special to visit it as it was very beautiful. we must of walked around for a couple of hours before leaving and by then there wasn't much time left in nikko so we filled it with a little wander around the old towns back streets and a eating some matcha (green tea) ice cream.
... locations on the departure board never quite fit with the ones researched online. So I gambled and queued patiently with the locals while the train was cleaned and got on the one leaving at 8.08 hoping it was the only one leaving then. Thankfully it was! Initially the train was slow however once it had cleared Tokyo it really picked up speed. When it's value hit home was on the second local line train to nikko, where I suddenly felt every single bump in the track ...
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
2-3-50 Kiyotaki, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $92
911 Nakahatsuishimachi, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $87
Nikko Onsen, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $87
Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko | Ryokanfrom $96