Nikko National Park & All-You-Can-Eat Strawberries

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As we continued on the journey, we stopped at Nikko National Park: home of the Kegon Falls!

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It was foggy and blue, which was perfect for the mountain environment.

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It was a bit too foggy to photograph the main waterfall, but there were countless smaller falls down the sides of the cliff. The noise was loud but still very calming.

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We continued to brave the fog to arrive at one of the most exciting locations I’ve been to so far: the Nikko Strawberry Park, i.e. all you can eat strawberries for half an hour!

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The greenhouse was a surreal blur, they smelled sweet and were comfortably warm.

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The berries were beautiful! I was surprised at how sweet they were during the coldest month in Japan.

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They gave us these thoughtful containers to carry the berries, along with a bit of sweetened condensed milk. The combination was absolutely perfect.

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Kate was definitely in her element. Everyone had huge grins!

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Everyone loved the excitement of picking their own strawberries, it was somewhat of a frenzy to scarf down the sweet morsels.

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After our long first day, we finally arrived at the onsen (hot spring) hotel. It was beautiful and traditional, and our room offered a lovely view. We went straight into the hot springs to soak after sitting on the bus!

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