Monday, January 30, 2017

# Travel ♪ Easy access from Tokyo! Trip to Nikko from Asakusa! Hot Spring, Theme Park and World Heritage Sites!




 # Travel ♪ Easy access from Tokyo! Trip to Nikko from Asakusa! Hot Spring, Theme Park and World Heritage Sites! 


From Tokyo Tobu Asakusa Station to popular sightseeing spots around Tokyo

~Nikko popularity attractions travel guide~

Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture is popular for Hot Spring!
Speaking of Nikko,
most people will think of the World Heritage sites.
Nikko Toshogu Shrine, 
Kinugawa Hot Springs, 
Yunishigawa Hot Springs,
plus 
the beautiful scenery 
Locals and foreign visitors are attracted!


No Transfer is needed.
Just go directly from Asakusa, Tokyo!


Tobu Asakusa Station → Nikko 
Less than 2 hours



★ TIME
The Convenient way from Tokyo to Nikko
 By Tobu Skytree Line  Limited Express SPACIA ,
 just 110-min directly from 
Tobu Asakusa Station to Tobu Nikko Station!

★FEE
Around 3000yen
Price varies from weekdays to weekend. 


★For more details in English, click below





What are the attractions in Nikko?



4 Check points of Nikko Travel
1. Beautiful Snowy Scenery 
2. Historical Hot Springs 
3. Popular World Heritage Sites
4. Theme Park for all all-age- groups

As most of you have already known the world heritage sites of Nikko from other websites and blogs,
this time we would like to focus on other 3 check points instead. 



Kinugawa 
one of the famous areas in Nikko 


Riding on the Limited Express SPACIA from Tobu Asakusa Station,
takes less than 2-hour, 
we have arrived at Kinugawa Onsen Station. 


Kinugawa (鬼怒川)
In Japanese languages, 
Ki (鬼) means demon;
Nu (怒) means being angry; 
gawa (川) means river.
Literally, 
a river of demon getting angry. 

In fact, heavy rains in this area always cause a  lot of disasters; 
the phenomenon is like an angry demon; 
therefore, it is so named. 


Let us show you a few of the sightseeing spots here!


Attractions in Kinugawa 

① Kinugawa Onsen 

It is said the Kinugawa Onsen is popular for treatment of burns.
Originally, in Edo Period, the beginning of the waterfall started from the west side, then the east side followed. 
The increase of the gush of hot springs led to the establishment of many of the Onsen Ryokan
(Japanese-styled Hot Springs Hotel)





② Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway

Ride on the Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway
to have a panoramic view of Kinugawa.


Here you are!
A 360-degree view in the ropeway.


Take a look outside the ropeway!
Wow!! An infinity view of mountains,
just like a perfect ink painting!


At the Observatory Deck,
we also found that there are many monkeys hanging around freely.
What a peaceful day!
If you like monkeys, 
you might want to buy some specific food to feed them.


Going up further,
there is a small shrine!
Cherry blossom in spring.
Maple leaves in autumn.
It is stunning cold in winter though.
Stay warm!


★Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway
Address: 834 Kinugawaonsentaki, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-2526
Open Hour: 9:00- 16:00 (Open all year round)
Price:  
Adults: One-way 650yen; Round-trip 1100yen
Age 4-12: One-way 350yen; Round-trip 550yen
(Suggest you to purchase a round-trip ticket)
Access: 5-min taxi from Kinugawa Onsen Station  (Parking available)


  
③  Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

Imagine you are riding a time-machine to Nikko Edomura!
Reproduce the streets-cape of Edo era,
not only sightseeing, but also participating in some activities and games. 
The most interesting is that you can join a variety of theater.
If you speak Japanese, 
we highly recommended you to get involved. 



Keep walking and walking,
you might meet people in various fancy dress. 
Pretty interesting!
  

Experience of dressing into various role!
Ladies in Edo era or samurai,
farmers or thieves, 

Interesting!
Which ones do you wanna try?

Samurai 3,500yen
Daughter in samurai family 3,500yen


Besides dressing up experience,
you will find surprises everywhere.
After hanging around a while, 
just drop by a restaurant to eat!

※Edo Vegetable tempura buckwheat noodles 
1500 yen (cold/ hot)



How lucky are we!!!
Mascot of Edo Wonderland
ニャンまげ nyamage

For more info about nyamage → here (Japanese)




★ Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura (日光江戸村)
Add: 470-2, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture
Open Hour:  
March 20 - November 30:  9:00 to 17:00 / December 1 - March 19:  9:30 to 16:00
Closed every Wednesday / December 8-21 Closed due to renovation work
Tickets:
Adults: Over age 13: 4,700 yen / age 6- 12: 2,400 yen
After 14:00 (after 13:00 in winter) Admission
Adults: over age 13: 4,100 yen / age 6-12: 2,100 yen
Access:
Bus No. 3 from Kinugawa Onsen Station
For more detail↓
HP:


④ Tobu World Square

It is like a small small world of all the world-famous attractions!
 45 world cultural heritage, 102 well-known buildings, 
all are 1/25 size. 
All are reproduced under a rigorous progress!

In total, 
there are six areas in the whole park, including Asia, Europe, America, Egypt, and Japan (two districts). Both ancient and modern Japan.
So come here to make your dream of travel around the world comes true!



Taipei 101 building!
1/25 of the real size. (21 meters)

The colorful ornaments next to it are brought from the Taipei government!
Those are presenting the image of new year or lantern festival in Taiwan.
How cool!


A recommended spot of Japan area here
Osaka Castle and Tokyo Skytree at the same place. 
Look! 
Both buildings are reflected on the water!


Come to Nikko,
to take a world travel!


★Tobu World Square
Add: 209-1 Kinugawaonsen Ōhara, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-2522
Open Hour (Open all year round):
3/20 ~ 11/30: 9: 00 ~ 17: 00
12/1 ~ 3/19:   9:30 ~ 16:00
Admission until an hour before closing
Tickets:  Adults 2,800 yen / Children 1,400 yen
Access: About 5 minutes by bus No. 3from Kinugawa Onsen Station


Attractions in Yunishigawa 

① Yunishigawa Bridge
On top of the Ikari Lake, it is a iron bridge, where Yagan Railway Aizu Kinugawa Line is running.
If you are photographers, 
you don't wanna miss this stunning scenery!

★ Yunishigawa Bridge (Yunishigawa Onsen Station)
481-1 Nishikawa, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-2603Google map




② Yunishigawa Onsen

In Nikko,
besides Kinugawa Onsen, 
Yunishigawa Onsen is also a popular attraction.
Wow!!! 
Snowy white scenery
How romantic!



Besides the beautiful scenery and hot springs, 
it also has an interesting history.

Yunishigawa, a town was founded after the Taira-Minamoto War about 800 years ago.
While Taira clan was defeated, 
the soldiers who fled and use the water of the river to treat wounds, 
so it has became another famous sightseeing spots in Nikko!






③ Heikei no Sato (平家の里)

Home of Taira clan (Heikei's family)
If you are interested in Japanese history,
you would like to spend a visit to here!



Let's take a closer look of the living of the Heikei's family.



★ Heikei no sato
Add: 1042 Yunishigawa, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-2601
Open Hour: 8:30- 17:00
(4/1-11/30 8:30-17:00     12/1-3/31 9:00-16:30   Open all year round)
Fee: adults: 510yen/  age 6 or over: 250yen/ below age 6: free

※During the Kamakura Festival
   It will closed at 16:00 and re-open at 17:00-21:00. 



After travel around the spots at Nikko Kinugawa and Yunishigawa,
you might be more interested into the history of Japan.
If you are already familiar to Japanese history, 
you don't wanna miss this area definitely.

Okay! Last but not least, 
have a nice Japanese meal and stay relaxed at a Onsen Ryokan 
(Japanese hot springs hotel)



★For more details in English, click below




↓↓↓
Some interesting event until March 5, 2017.
KAMAKURA Festival
Not only light-up event but also having meal inside the KAMAKURA
(Snow dome house)


If you are longing to live in a snowy environment,
it is a nice chance to experience.
More info about the event:





~Reminder~
Short trip from Asakusa to Nikko


No Transfer is needed.
Just go directly from Asakusa, Tokyo!


Tobu Asakusa Station → Nikko 
Less than 2 hours



★ TIME
The Convenient way from Tokyo to Nikko
 By Tobu Skytree Line  Limited Express SPACIA ,
 just 110-min directly from 
Tobu Asakusa Station to Tobu Nikko Station!

★FEE
Around 3000yen
Price varies from weekdays to weekend. 


★For more details in English, click below