Nikko, nozawa, Izu or somewhere else in December
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 5:40 AM Last Post By: osajant
Nov 9, 2012 12:03 AM
Nikko, nozawa, Izu or somewhere else in DecemberHi ,
We are returning to Japan in January, mainly for the skiing, but also to visit an old friend in Tokyo.
I have already booked most of the trip, but have about 4 days spare, and trying to decide where to go. At present Nikko, Nozawa onsen or Shiga Kogen ( the latter two for maybe a bit more skiing if the knees hold out) are on the short list and my friend has also suggested the Izu peninsula. Does anyone have experience of these places for a short holiday break in midwinter? Any preferences. We are interested in history, the natural environment, quirky Japan But mainly want to have a pleasant few days, seeing a bit more of the country and maybe meeting people.
Any thoughts? Where would you choose. ( we have had two trips to Kyoto, which we enjoyed but want to see somewhere different, and don't want to hurtle around too much.)
Thanks in advance
Nov 9, 2012 12:04 AM
Nov 11, 2012 7:28 AM
Nov 13, 2012 3:27 AM
3Thanks, that's what I thought. At present Nozawa is winning. Any personal recommendations for accommodation. Looking for close to ski lifts, ensuite, western option breakfast ( just toast OK- I love Japanese toast), , but otherwise not too westernised, if that is not too much of a contradiction in terms.
Nov 14, 2012 5:40 AM
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