Day 3 of Winter Travel in Nikko ~Nikko Kanaya Hotel, Kosugi Hoan Museum of Art, and Matsuyashiki~
Walking Around Nikko Kanaya Hotel
I checked out of Nikko Kanaya Hotel. I did leave some luggage at the hotel until I came back, and then started my sightseeing for the day.
First I took a walk along the nearby Nikko Highway.
The Nikko Shinko Church is an iconic piece of architecture around here.
There are also two World Heritage Sites nearby, including Nikko Toshogu Shrine, so there are plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants around.
You can even see Nikko Kanaya Hotel from Nikko Highway.
I saw Shinkyo Bridge again, which I’d already visited on the 2nd day of this trip.
To me, Shinkyo Bridge is one of the most iconic and memorable parts of Nikko.
Nikko’s Famous Yuba Dishes for Lunch at “Aburagen”
For lunch, I stopped by “Aburagen,” a restaurant near Shinkyo Bridge.
Originally founded in 1859, “Aburagen” started out as a souvenir shop. However, now it functions as both a shop for specialty goods, bentos, and prepared dishes, as well as a restaurant.
I was looking for something Nikko-esque, so I ordered their “yuba variety meal.”
Basic information on Aburagen
- 1028 Kamihatsuishimachi, Nikko City, Tochigi[MAP]
- Business Hours
- 9:30am-6:00pm (L.O. 5:30pm)
Visiting Kosugi Hoan Museum of Art
After lunch, I stopped by the nearby Kosugi Hoan Museum of Art.
Kosugi Hoan (1881-1964) is an artist from Nikko.
Next I headed inside. Photography was prohibited for most works, so I only have photos of the building’s interior.
The interior had a very futuristic design.
Basic information on Kosugi Hoan Museum of Art