To get away from hectic Tokyo there is several destinations not too far from the city. This weekend I have booked a wonderful hotel in Nikko Japan. From Tokyo you can either take the train or drive. I am driving, a small Suzuki is ready at Nippon Rent a car in Sangenjaya. First stop is the town of Nikko and Nikko Hanabusa Hotel.
Suzuki Rental from Nippon Rent a car in Sangenjaya.
Entrance of the Nikko Hanabusa hotel where rooms are included breakfast and dinner.
Room key….. this is a serious place.
Spacious small house with a private garden and outside jacuzzi.
The private garden, not for playing around in, just for relaxing, peace and quiet. Wonderful place.
After days in Tokyo in hotel rooms not much larger than my suitcase having a large bathroom like this is luxury. From the bath there is a door giving access to the jacuzzi and garden.
Perfect for a relaxing evening with the garden next to a river, no sound of traffic, just the calming sound of the water.
Getting supplies at the local supermarket, clean, tidy and well organized as you would expect being here in Japan.
There`s nothing more Norwegian than socks in the sandals, complimentary from the hotel.
Properly dressed and ready for dinner, wearing this as a foreigner was awkward for the first thirty minutes, after that quite comfortable.
First course is served in the restaurant.
And there´s more than 11 to go, I`ll just give you some highlights here.
The dishes keeps coming, looks amazing.
Normally I`m quite picky when it comes to food, this is a whole new experience and so far from European dishes.
The menu, maybe I should have posted this first, however the meal was over before I understood that this was what I am eating.
The “house/room” with outside jacuzzi.
Breakfast before at this wonderful hotel in Nikko Japan before leaving to see the Shrines and Temple of Nikko.