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- On our walk back to the Nikko Station, we found quite an interesting shop – Rondo Antique. We spent almost two hours there examining old things that we were always excited about. The owner was a nice lady who kindly allowed us to take our time. You can find all sorts of things there. As I’m a doll collector, I picked the Samurai doll just for ¥2000 and three old Kokeshi dolls for ¥500 each! I also bought a 100 years old Japanese wall picture - it looks fascinting! I wish I could buy more, but a traveler must always think of carrying all the stuff back!Written 25 October 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Nikko Okaki Kobo rice cracker factory store has so many varieties of rice crackers (Okaki). My favorite is Uni (sea urchin) flavor. The best part of this factory store is that you can eat as much sample as you want, and decide which one to buy. Fun activity for your entire family is to roast your own rice cracker. Buy unfinished rice cracker for 100 Yen/piece (I think), get a number at the cash register, and wait for your turn. Follow your instructor's directions, and it take about 15-20 min to finish your rice cracker. You will have a 6 inch diameter rice cracker with your own drawing on it. It will be a fun and delicious souvenir. Getting there might be a little bit of a hassle unless you have a car.Written 22 August 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a baumkuchen specialty store located in front of Kinugawa Onsen Station. The store is designed to look like a demonstration shop, which is fun to watch.
Of course, the baumkuchen is moist and delicious. As a souvenir of Kinugawa Onsen, onsen manjyu (hot spring buns) are also available, and are highly recommended.
もちろん、バームクーヘンはしっとりしていて美味しいです。鬼怒川温泉のお土産として、温泉まんじゅうもありますが、こちらもおすすめです。Written 23 May 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I dropped in to look at the artist's work, and to watch him at work. His dragon paintings are quite beautiful. They can be custom made to have a special kanji symbol as well as colours and size. Unfortunately, I could only look as I had no space in my house for more paintings! Otherwise I'd have bought something.Written 6 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I love Japanese pickles so we made sure to stop while we were in Nikko. This manufacturer has been in business for more than 400 years.
We tried a few things and bought a few things. There’s a sake brewery within walking distance, two actually, and we combined all three for a couple hour trip while in town.Written 15 August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We then proceeded to visit a nearby sake brewery Watanabe Sadahiro 渡边佐平商店. Started in 1842, this brewery is in Imaichi 今市市, about 400m above sea level. Cool in summer and very cold in winter, the city offers the perfect weather for making good sake.
Its very pure and high-quality water flows from Kegon Falls 華厳の滝. The brewery has a well in front of the shop where many people come to take water. These are not only from the neighbors but also people coming from other prefectures.
Apart from water, the choice of rice is as important. The brewery has been using 五百万石, grown by farmers in Nikko, for their most famous sake 純米吟醸日光誉. In addition, they are using locally produced rice in Tochigi prefecture as much as possible.
The owner spoke fluent English and explained to us the different sake in their range. There was also a special set of sake cups which could be used to play a drinking game, and depends on the roll of the dice, the person would drink the whole cup (of different size) bottom-up.
I decided to buy a couple of sake to bring back home, going for their prestigious 純米大吟醸清開 and きざけ日光誉 徳利. The former is the premium sake featuring pure finesse while the latter is a pure rice original sake, without adding water to dilute, so having a higher alcohol and richer flavors.Written 13 July 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Tired of the city, we escaped to Nikko, 1.30 hours train ride from Tokyo.
The city is charming since you dont see any high rise buildings and surrounded by mountains....
You walk on the street and feel taken back into time. For me was more like 70's-80's, with old shops and few contemporary shops but everything feels like tradition. Therefore we though, why not rent a Kimono and walk around. Some might find it embarrassing but no one knows you here, so why to care...they let you choose the outfit with shoes and even handbag. For the ladies should be even more fun since you can have your hair do as well. But for man was okay, just that not many choices :P guess is normal everywhere
The shop is not big but staff were very friendly and able to speak English.
For guys was 3,800 Yen but then we only rented for a short time so got discount ;) they also give you a free pass voucher to walk through the Shinkyo bridge, a 1,500 years old sacred bridge that is believed to bring love to couples
Recommend it to try as a once in a lifetime experience ^^Written 17 August 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We had lunch here as part of our tour and I must say it exceeded my expectation by 1000%! I didn't think that a lunch that's included in a tour package would be amazing but it was! The set was extremely filling with rice, noodles that's being cooked in front of you, local vegetables and tasty meat. We loved it!!!Written 15 March 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.