Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 on Channel NewsAsia
Nikko is rich in nature and boasts over 100 waterfalls. So this week, we will visit 10 waterfalls in Nikko over two days. Start by travelling for two hours by Tobu Special Express from Asakusa, Tokyo to Tobu Nikko Station.
Then, from the station, take a bus to Kirifuri no Taki Iriguichi. The first waterfall, Kirifuri no Taki, is a 15-minute walk from the bus stop. This two-layered waterfall falls at two points along the Kirifuri River. After this, go to the Kirifuri Kogen Yama no Restaurant. You can see the Kirifuri no Taki waterfall from its terrace. Order a local speciality, sauteed Nikko Maitake, which is served with rucola salad. Other dishes worth trying include local rainbow trout grilled with cheese and deep-water shrimp with vegetables. Next, head to the second waterfall, Shiraito no Taki, by bus. It is located at the back of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. It is said that Kobo Daishi trained at this waterfall. On the way to the waterfall, you will pass by a World Heritage Site, the Shinkyo bridge. The third waterfall is associated with Matsuo Basho. Take a bus to Urami no Taki Iriguchi, and then
11 Apr 2015
This week, we make a trip to hot springs with milky-white water and splendid autumn views in Tohoku and Kitakanto. The first destination is a little-known hot spring inn, Tsuruno-yu Onsen.
04 Apr 2015
We continue our autumn trip to scenic spots at World Heritage sites and hot springs. At Kusatsu, watch the yumomi show - a tradition which has been passed down since the Edo period. It is held at Netsuno-yu, which was built in 1968.
21 Mar 2015
This week, we will visit various World Heritage sites, little-known scenic spots and hot springs in autumn. Our first trip is to Nikko and we start by going to a World Heritage site which is also a symbol of Nikko.
14 Mar 2015
This week, we will visit ocean view hotels and mountain hotels which charge about 10,000 yen (S$114) for a night’s stay. The first hotel we will check out is an ocean view hotel in Ito, a famous hot spring town. On weekdays, the Ocean View Villa Jay costs 10,800 yen for a night’s stay, including two meals.
28 Feb 2015
This week, two teams embark on a trip to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Northern Alps from various viewpoints. The women’s team will explore these spots along the Azumino Hakuba route by car, while the men’s team will walk along the Kamikochi Karasawa route.
21 Feb 2015
The Naka-izu and Nishi-izu teams continue their hot spring tour around Izu Peninsula by bus. On the second day, after trying the outdoor spa in Yumotokan, the women from the Naka-izu team check out a public bath. Kajika no Yu, located next to Yumotokan, is well known among the locals.
14 Feb 2015
This week, four women will embark on a bus trip around Izu Peninsula to visit various hot springs. They will be split into two teams, with one travelling through Naka-izu and another via Nishi-izu. Both teams start from Shuzenji Station and will meet at Shimoda at the end of their trip.