This is a place I simply passed through – I came in at 5:30pm because I missed the bus going here from Okinawa world, and I decided to just walk the two hour path. Based on google maps, I should have gotten here around 5pm, but I walk far too slowly.
The place is pretty peaceful regardless, with plenty of space should you want to pass time playing on the ground or just sitting in the grass.
How to Get There
Very few buses pass here – none of which comes straight from Naha. So you either:
Take bus 89 and go to Itomori terminal OR
Take bus 83 and go to Gyokusendo (Okinawa World)
At which point, you can go take bus 82 to the museum’s entrance.
You can be like me and walk two hours from Okinawa World to here.
So since I got here far too late, and the last bus coming in around 6pm based on my estimate, I had to find the next bus stop really soon. All my gadgets are out of juice, so getting on the right bus was really critical. Unfortunately, google maps does not show the bus route, so I have to figure out my way on my own. Given this rush, I had to play the game “find the bus stop”.
Let’s Play a Game: Find the Bus Stop. I usually use the satellite view so I can see the actual place (from the top of course), particularly for the stops that aren’t integrated with google maps yet.
Now, this one has a spoiler alert to it. I’ve already encircled and erased the original picture, sorry.
Thankfully there’s a map near the parking lot. With the actual map in the park and google maps’ satellite view, I was able to locate the bus stop, and get there. Didn’t make it on time though. 😦
To close my Nikko trip, I went up north to just walk around. While looking at the map, I saw that there’s Yudaki falls and Ryuzu falls near each other, so I decided to stop at Yudaki and walk to Ryuzu.
It seems that Japan has a themepark for everything. Hey, I’m not complaining. Imagine my surprise when I was just scanning japanican when I saw the One Piece themepark in Tokyo? Of course I scheduled a trip within the week!
It’s around JPY2,000 for the day, and it’s located right at Tokyo Tower. I mean it. Look for Tokyo Tower and go inside. It’s right inside. Unfortunately, this might be seasonal. So don’t expect it to be there forever.
Every early February, Sapporo celebrates the Snow Festival with snow sculptures and lights. It all started oh so many years ago when a couple of students created snow sculptures. This then got the ball rolling into what is now one of the most famous festivals in Japan.
So. There are three sites for the festival:
Odori site – where the snow sculptures are, the light festival, etc.
Susukino site – where the ice sculptures are
Tsudome site – where the snow activities are
Visit Odori site during the night (open until 10pm), Susukino and Tsudome during the day.
Now, after seeing these videos, the pictures will be so boring. But still, I find them adorable.