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Two teams continue their Sugoroku trip around Nikko in autumn. On the second day, the women’s team heads to Nikko Lakeside Hotel, which was established in 1894. The ladies choose mission A, and have to bathe in a famous hot spring near Lake Chuzenji. It is located at the hotel itself and its source is a 77-degree sulphur spring.
As for the men’s team, after visiting Kujirayakushi-do, the guys roll the dice, get a three and make their way to Kiyotaki. There, they select task B, which is to pray at the Seiryuji temple, known for its beautiful maple leaves. It is believed that if you pour water on Mizukake Guanyin while praying here, your wish will be granted. After completing the mission, the men throw the dice and have to go one step forward to Akechidaira. The challenge here is to go to a particular spot where one can enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. Next, the guys get a six on the dice and head to the port to take a cruise around Lake Chuzenji. Once they have finished soaking in the hot spring, the women roll the dice, get a five and have to make their way to the same port where the men are. They too have to take a tour around Lake Chuzenji. However, by the time the ladies reach the por
27 Jun 2015
This week, two teams embark on a Sugoroku trip around Nikko in autumn. The men’s and women’s teams have to complete one of two missions at each particular spot and roll the dice to move forward accordingly. The goal is to reach Yumoto Onsen and the losing team will have to pay for all the expenses incurred by the winning team.
20 Jun 2015
We continue our trip to recommended hot springs with hot spring experts in autumn. In Izu Hakone, from Matsuzaki, head by bus to Dogashima Hot Spring Hotel, located in front of Suruga Bay. Its alkaline open-air hot spring bath, which overlooks the sea, has a pH of 9.3 and contains metasilicic acid too.
13 Jun 2015
We visit several recommended hot springs with hot spring experts this week. First up is a trip to hot springs in Ise Shima, Mie Prefecture. We begin at a shrine town near Ise Shima, Okage Yokocho. Travel by train from Ise City for 50 minutes to the last stop of the Kintestsu Shima Line, Kashikojima.
06 Jun 2015
We continue our summer trip to famous mountains and hot springs in the North Tohoku area. On the third day, from Nyuto Hot Spring, drive up north to Kazuno City. Visit Obayachi Wetland to see interesting flowers such as Nikko day lily, cotton grass and rhododendron.
30 May 2015
This week, we will explore Northern Tohoku, and check out various mountains and hot springs in the area. We will drive 700km starting from Matsushima and end our trip at Mt. Hakkoda, the northernmost point of Ou Mountains.
23 May 2015
Join us as we check out various sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Kamakura, with the help of experts. We begin in Kyoto, which was ranked as a top sightseeing area by a US travel magazine this year. With its many World Heritage sites, Kyoto attracts visitors from all over the world.
16 May 2015
We continue our adventure along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. From the Shomyodaki bus stop, walk towards the highest waterfall in Japan. There is a sightseeing platform, located 1,050m above sea level. The water of the Shomyodaki waterfall comes from the Tateyama Mountain Range.
09 May 2015
Join us as we embark on an adventure along the magnificent Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in the beginning of autumn. It is one of the most famous mountain routes in Japan. We have to complete several “missions” while visiting several sightseeing spots in Tateyama.