JR Tokyo Wide Pass 1: Golden Week Holiday

Posted from Aisar’s Facebook with improved pictures

Thanks to JR Tokyo Wide Pass, we could travel to as far as Nikko, Izu, and Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma without breaking the wallet!

And seriously all the venues posted here are kids friendly and accessible, by train or bus ride. One thing to note, we got into the bottom of this beautiful 100 m deep waterfall in Nikko, not by foot, but by an elevator! Who would build an elevator near a waterfall, if not Japanese.

I seriously adore this country nature and the people who built it.


Nikko station Tochigi Japan

Nikko station from the front. We could feel the sensation of “heritage site” since this starting point. The stations we passed along Nikko Line are also designed in vintage style.

Shinkyo Bridge - Nikko - Tochigi - Japan

That famous Shinkyo Bridge. We decided to walk to reach this spot because the traffic jam was terrible when we arrived at Nikko station. It’s not far and even interesting to see the stores along the main street which some of them were listed in the walking map.

Kegon Falls - Nikko - Tochigi - Japan

Kegon Falls at Chuzenji Onsen area. Must visit scenic view in Nikko, the best among popular waterfalls there such as Kirifuri, Ryuzu, and Yutaki.

Nikko Tochigi Japan (1)

Some shoots taken around the Kegon Falls: (1) Musa with the blueberry chocolate from souvenir shop (2) Us in front of the fall (3) Medal machine –> tried to make it yet failed (4) Rocky cliffs



Gunma-Kusatsu Onsen

One of hotel who provides private onsen units in Kusatsu Onsen, Gunma. Worth 3 hours stay!



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