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Day 3 of Winter Travel in Nikko ~Nikko Kanaya Hotel, Kosugi Hoan Museum of Art, and Matsuyashiki~

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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.

Nikko Shinko Church
Nikko Shinko Church

There are also two World Heritage Sites nearby, including Nikko Toshogu Shrine, so there are plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants around.

Nikko Yuba Tsuruya
Nikko Yuba Tsuruya
Nikko Castella Honpo
Nikko Castella Honpo
Restaurants
Restaurants

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.

Shinkyo Bridge
Shinkyo Bridge

To me, Shinkyo Bridge is one of the most iconic and memorable parts of Nikko.

Sales of bridge-crossing tickets
Sales of bridge-crossing tickets

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.”

Yuba Variety Meal – 1,600 yen
Yuba Variety Meal – 1,600 yen
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Basic information on Aburagen

Address
1028 Kamihatsuishimachi, Nikko City, Tochigi[MAP]
Business Hours
9:30am-6:00pm (L.O. 5:30pm)
Closed
Wednesdays

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.

Exterior of building
Exterior of building
Rear of building
Rear of building

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.

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Basic information on Kosugi Hoan Museum of Art

Address
2388-3 Sannai, Nikko City, Tochigi[MAP]
Business Hours
9:30am-5:00pm (Last admission 4:30pm)
Closed
Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday or holiday in lieu and then closed on the next day), Maintenance period
Admission
720 yen (Free for high school students and younger)
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