Hiking in Nikko
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Jana and I got up, ate breakfast, and caught a bus for the top of mountain so we could do some hiking. I donâ€™t like heights but what I hate more then heights in charter busses that go up switch back mountain roads that are rather small. Jana and I clutched each otherâ€™s hands at a couple of points because it looked like we were going to fall off the mountain. Luckily our driver knew what he was doing and we were ok.
The first sight we saw when we got up to the mountain was two monkeys climbing on the tops of the buildings. Nikko has wild monkeys that run around, sit in the hot springs, and climb on the buildings. There are signs everywhere that say â€śDonâ€™t feed the monkeysâ€ť.
Jana and I spent the entire day hiking up in Nikko. We followed one of the better known trails that lead us to see two amazing waterfalls and a couple of the mountains. The area was beautiful; we hiked through some woods, marsh, and along a river for a while. Janaâ€™s line of the day was â€śThis is so beautiful.â€ť
After we finished our hike we caught a bus back down to the main area and checked out the final waterfall for the day and then it was back to the hotel. We discovered on our journey that Nikko shuts down at 5:00pm and nothing is openâ€¦NOTHING! So we took out our cards and played a game of cribbage and gin rummy before going to bed.
Tomorrow we head home.