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We walked around Ueno and happened upon this place and are so glad we did. It's a beautiful area with lots to see and do nearby as well. There was a chrysanthemum garden (unsure of the fee). We could see flowers poking out from the...More
Toshogu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine which was beautifully decorated. Each piece of artwork are intricately made. The three famous parts of Toshogu Shrine is the Three Wise Monkeys which was there as monkeys were thought to protect horses, the Baku (Mythical Elephant) that catches...More
We were visiting Ueno Park to see the cherry blossom and found this beautiful golden shrine within the park. There was a small charge to gain entry and we were able to walk around the shrine and take photographs. A very peaceful place in the...More
While in Ueno Park for a visit to the museums in the park, stopped by the Golden Trim Shrine and glad I did. I loved the shine of the gold doors and trim, they really stand out in the photos that I took, even the...More
I visited this shrine in a half day tour of the Ueno Park. There is a charge to get in. Even though I spend just 15 minutes inside I still liked it because there are really beautiful colorful bird woodcarvings and naturally a better view...More
This is place you can keep your mind peaceful and pray.
Shrine shows you traditional Japanese shrine setting with four poster and all that come with it which you can only realise and feel once you visit this place.
So if you would like to...More
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
My family of 4 (2 teenagers) will be daytripping from Tokyo on the JR pass in late March. We want to see Kegon Falls and Toshogu Shrine. Beyond that, I'm open to suggestions for the day's plan that will make everybody happy and engaged. Is there a best time to get to the falls and what is the best way to get there?
January 12, 2016|
All the important sites in Nikko are located in the same area within walking distance of each other. You can easily visit them within a 2-3 hour window. Plan another 3 hours or so visiting Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji.
Appreciate Advice on Nikko Day Trip Itinerary (4 Replies)
Hello, all, I would be travelling to Japan from 12 - 26 Nov 2014, and is interested to visit Nikko and Chuzenji plus Kegon Falls as a day trip on 13 Nov 2014 - > 07:30 to 09:35 (train from Shinjuku, where me and my mother will be staying, to Nikko, under JR Pass) > 09:35 to 10:25 (buy Chuzenji Onsen Bus Free Pass and take bus to Akechidaira) > 10:25 to 11:15 (take ropeway up to the observatory and admire the scenery) > 11:15 to 11:25 (bus to Chizenji and Kegon Falls) ...More
October 15, 2014|
JR Pass does not cover the Limited Express entirely from Shinjuku to Nikko. You need to pay a separate supplement which should be around 1,600 Yen each way. If you want the entire journey to be covered by the JR Pass, head to Tokyo station, take Shinkansen to Utsunomiya, then change to JR Nikko line to Nikko. Allow roughly 2 hours for the Nikko shrines to start. Kegon Falls itself takes maybe 30-40 minutes depending on how much time you spend admiring it. Lake Chuzenji is the bigger...More
How to get to Mt. Fuji for poss day trip- or ? (5 Replies)
ALl, in the event we get exhausted with the amount of people and doing 'city' stuff- and decide to go for some nature/decompress things- I had look online for Mt. Fuji and I keep coming up with the viator tour-that includes Lake Ashi and some other things and return to the city on bullet train. But it's like $125 pp-which is quite pricy imo. Someone suggested that if I DID want to go that I could just do the trip on my own-totally fine with that but I can't seem to find what would be the...More
March 17, 2015|
For Kawaguchiko, most people just take the Expressway bus from Shinjuku West Gate Bus Terminal or JR Ltd Exp Azusa/Kaiji to Otsuki then change to Fujikyu Railway. If you are able to order Big Mac with Coke at McDonalds, you should be able to do it on your own. I am rather surprised if you Googled and found just Viator.