A guide to Nikko, Japan: top 3 things to do in Nikko

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A guide to Nikko, Japan: top 3 things to do in Nikko

“Never say kekko until you’ve seen Nikko” is a famous Japanese proverb, where “kekko” means “to be satisfied”. Essentially this means that you cannot miss doing Nikko when you visit Japan. Nikko is a small city in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, in the mountains north of Tokyo…

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Things to do in Nikko, Japan: Kegon Falls

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Things to do in Nikko, Japan: Kegon Falls

The Kegon Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Nikko. It is located at Lake Chūzenji (source of the Oshiri River) in Nikkō National Park near the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is almost 100 Mts. tall and is regarded as one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls…

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Things to do in Fuji: Kawaguchiko Asama Shrine

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Things to do in Fuji: Kawaguchiko Asama Shrine

Kawaguchiko Asama Shrine is a designated Mt. Fuji World Cultural Heritage Site Asset, located in Kawaguchiko. In 864, Mount Fuji had a large-scale volcanic eruption causing extensive damage to the small town of Fuji Kawaguchiko. The shrine was constructed…

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Cherry Blossoms (sakura) at Lake Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji, Japan

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Cherry Blossoms (sakura) at Lake Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji, Japan

Lake Kawaguchiko, also known as the hot spring resort town, is located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan and is the second largest of the Five Fuji Lakes. It is also the most easily accessible of the Five Fuji Lakes with direct train and bus connections to Tokyo. It has some of the best sakura/cherry blossoms…

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Kyoto to Mt. Fuji, a long and hard day of travel

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Kyoto to Mt. Fuji, a long and hard day of travel

After spending a few days in the ancient city of Kyoto, I was greatly looking forward to my stay in Fuji where I was booked at Hotel Mystays Fuji Onsen Resort, a newly opened resort hotel, close to Lake Kawaguchiko and Fujikyu Highland.  Even though…

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