Nikko, Japan A Destination for Autumn Culinary Delights
By: Tobu Railway Group, LTD.
However, in addition, autumn is also recognized as the best time for enjoying the richness of the harvest. From rotund pumpkins to sweet, earthy chestnuts, Nikko and Kinugawa are perfect destinations for exploring and sampling these seasonal tastes.
Some of the best examples of the fresh, autumn bounty can be found at area hotels and restaurants.
Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel
This long-standing luxury resort hotel, known as the "Villa in the Valley," carries on the spirit of its founder Senji "John" Kanaya, combining traditional Japanese service with modern hotel amenities. You'll forget the passing time as you savor the delicate flavor of traditional, in-season kaiseki-style (multi-course)
Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel
The historic Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel, poised on Lake Chuzenji, is one of the most popular hotels in the area. It beckons guests with its excellent access to nearby tourist sites and a superb outdoor bath "Sora-Buro."
Great Choices for Health-Conscious Diners
Gyoshintei: Vegetarian Shojin cuisine
At Gyoshintei, diners can partake of traditional Buddhist vegetarian Shojin cuisine that reflects the 1200-year history of Nikko, while looking out on the Japanese garden. Nikko is famous for yuba (tofu skin), and Gyoshintei features this delicacy from one of Nikko's oldest yuba purveyors, along with seasonal fruits and vegetables. http://www.meiji-
Shizensaryo Meguri: Vegan Cuisine
Shizensaryo Meguri is a well frequented café located in a renovated building that was originally constructed as a traditional home in Japan's pre-war Taisho era. It serves a vegan menu from appetizers through dessert with the finest natural ingredients. http://www.tobujapantrip.com/
Simple yet Satisfying Fall Desserts
Nikko Purin-tei is another establishment housed in a renovated traditional house. It is situated by Tosho-gu Shrine, Nikko's main UNESCO World Heritage attraction. It specializes in custard-style puddings made using: milk from nearby Kirifurikogen Ozasa ranch, locally-sourced Nikko eggs, and other specially selected ingredients from area businesses. Popular limited-edition, seasonal fall pudding flavors include pumpkin and chestnut. http://www.tobujapantrip.com/
Information about TOBU Railways
The TOBU Railway Group, LTD. is a major Japanese corporate conglomerate consisting of approximately 90 companies. The Tobu Railways cover the longest operating distance in Metropolitan Tokyo and lead to many tourist attractions including: Asakusa and Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN in Tokyo; Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen, famous its world heritage sites and hot springs; the Tatebayashi and Ashikaga area, known for beautiful blooming flower fields; and Kawagoe, where the atmosphere of the old Edo era lives on.
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