JR Tokyo Wide Pass (2): Autumn Off

(Day 1) Kofu, Yamanashi

Breathing fresh air and seing wild nature. Shosenkyo is located near Kofu city in Yamanashi prefecture. We reached there in about 1.5 hour train from Shinjuku and half an hour bus ride from Kofu station. The whole train journey is covered by Tokyo Wide Pass. (see original post on Aisar’s FB)

The second destination is grape orchards. I shared about our journey on my Instagram. Yamanashi is one of the best grape producers in Japan. We came to the farm very late so we had to make sure first before coming if they’re still available for customer visit. A famous farm, Asunaroen, gave us positive response. At 3:30 PM we went there by taxi from Yamanashi-shi station.

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JR Tokyo Wide Pass 1: Golden Week Holiday

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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.

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