After a night’s rest in Asakusa, it was time to hit the road again. This time, it’s to Nikko.
We planned to spend 4 days in this mountainous town resort north of Tokyo. We found out there is the Tobu Nikko All Nikko Pass, covering return train trip to Asakusa, unlimited bus and train rides in the areas covered in the pass, and good for 4 days. Pity I forgot to take a photo of how the pass looks like but it’s ok. I’ll just share the link with you.
This is the Tobu Nikko Station.
There is a World-Heritage sightseeing bus which one can take from outside Tobu Nikko Station. It covers the area dedicated to the UNESCO World Heritage area. It is basically the area of temples and a mausoleum of a very famous shogun. This sightseeing bus is a loop line and is covered for free in the All Nikko Pass.
This is my room in Nikko Park Lodge Tobu Station. It is practically across the road from the station. That near. Found on Expedia.com. Anyway, as you can see, my room is actually the living room of an apartment. I am guessing that this block of apartments are actually being rented and turned into this kind of hotel/lodging. Even though there is a small stove, we can’t cook. There is a microwave, electric kettle and mini fridge for sharing in the apartment.
Went star-gazing so had to bundle up. Really amazing to see the constellations this close so clearly. It’s best to be there physically to see all these stars. Really amazing! Especially since over in Singapore, near the equator, one can hardly get to clearly see so many stars.