By Patricia Lightfoot
Here is the second instalment of a brief tour of Japan presented through the Japanese words I practised each day.
The train from Tokyo took some time to leave the greater metropolitan area, which was not surprising as some 38 million people live there, and move into a landscape of villages, small holdings, rice fields, trees with no leaves but bearing orange fruit, a few large houses with gardens of manicured trees, and distant mountains. Our first stop was Central Nikko (Town).
Day 5: Nikko
Word of the day
Itadakimas or bon appetit! The plate of noodles and chicken, chicken kebabs, pickles and rice served in the modest restaurant that was one of the few to be open in this tourist town at the end of a day of sight-seeing was truly welcome. Continue reading “Travelling in Japan: Nikko”