Saturday, November 2, 2013

Japan 2013 - Nikko and the Niki Club

After Kasama, the tour visited two artists and the Ibaraki Ceramics Museum before arriving at the Niki Club, a chic modern spa hotel in the woods designed with elegant simplicity by Terence Conran in the early 1990s.
Niki Club main building
Niki Club villas
The food at the Niki Club is fusion, mostly Western with strong Japanese influence, beautifully presented. Here are a couple of examples.

Dinner at the Niki Club
Our excursion was to Nikko, a beautiful mountain town that is the home of the famous Toshogu Shrine, where we received special blessings, including a blessing of the tour itself, which proved to be very useful as we dodged three typhoons and an earthquake in the course of our itinerary.

Toshogu Shrine
Toshogu - blessing of the tour and its members
It's always good to have the gods on your side.

Bobby Jay

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Three typhoons and an earthquake! Mother nature was full of surprises!