KinugawaOnsen (鬼怒川温泉?) is a hot spring resort  that is quite close to where I live.  Actually I didn’t know about it at all and was driving through the countryside and I came across this town, with a huge amount of big hotels and infrastructure – in the middle of “nowhere” – anyway it turned out to be Kinugawa onsen..  Discovered in in… Read More Kinugawa


Drove to Nikko for a couple of days over the long weekend in March.  It was still pretty cold in Nasu and snow was forecast for the Nikko region.As it turned out the weather turned really bad on the drive up and we didn’t get to do much sight seeing.. Almost no visibility and raining on &… Read More Nikko