Sign in for a personalized experience.
Japan Guide Homepage
Travel
Living
Forum
Restaurants
Shopping
Jobs
Friends
News
-
Essentials
-
Sightseeing
-
Accommodation
-
Transportation
-
Restaurants
-
Shopping
-
Budget Travel
-
Questions

NORTH ROUTE
SOUTH ROUTE
ABOUT THE TOUR
{

previous day
next day

Today's Report
 
Romantic road to Kusatsu

Private indoor onsen at Turtle Inn, Nikko

After breakfast I went to visit a place near the hotel with a lot of Jiso statues. The place is called Bake Jiso because according to the legend, if you count the Jiso statues when you come in and go out, you donft get to the same number - hence the name, that translates to gghost Jisoh. The place was beautifully peaceful and next to a powerful river. I sat there for about an hour reading, and then hit the road.

Bakei Jiso

I drove through the mountains to Kusatsu Onsen. I decided not to take any highways but to go along a road called the romantic road of Japan. Ifm not quite sure whatfs romantic about it - maybe trying not to kill anyone of the masses of tourists stopping anywhere including in sharp bends to take photos of a golden or red autumn leaf? But it was a very scenic road, and I managed to find somewhere to have curry udon for lunch, which was a result in itself.

View from the romantic highway

I also was able to replenish my stock of fruit along the way, although everyone was mainly selling apples, or gcheaph melons. Japanese cheap that it - they were still 1600 yen, or about 20 euros and theyfre not exactly the friendliest fruit on a road trip.

no kakis :(

Mock Tudor over-kill

Daily Quiz
The deadline for answering the quiz question for day 26 has passed.

When travelling along the Nakasendo in direction of Kyoto, at which of the following post towns did the Nakasendo converge with the Tokaido?

73%   Kusatsu
0%   Moriyama
3%   Musa
24%   None, it ran seperately all the way to Kyoto
0%   None of the above

The correct answer is: Kusatsu

The Nakasendo met the Tokaido at Kusastu post town.

Current Standings: (after 30 days)

28 Points: Csabba, AlexanderStankov
27 Points: gladhiola, almoehi, ZoomX2, mikaelus
26 Points: Rabbityama, Proxy707

More about the quiz
 

Related Pages

Sponsors

Supporters of the We Love Japan Tour
The KOTOBUKI Society Copyright © 2013