29 Jun 2016 in Discover Japan
Discover a unique place in Japan for stargazing in absolutely fantastic conditions.
Nikkō National Park located on Japan’s main island – Honshū – is considered to be one of the most beautiful parks in the country. It is also the only one to span over more than 3 prefectures: Tochigi, Gunma and Fukushima. The Oku-nikko region is renowned for being the best spot for observing the sky.
It is a marvellous place for all stargazers and starlovers, because the site is equipped here with telescopes that can be connected to your smartphone. Therefore, this technology will allow you to record these moments forever in your photo library.
However, the Nikkō region has other advantages! It is a place to focus on during the summer for those looking for moderate temperatures. The altitude – 1300 metres – provides some freshness and ensures the body does not overheat when the mercury rises above 30°. Lake Chūzenji is nearby and also an area to visit during the summer. Situated at the foot of Mount Nantai, it is popular with the Japanese, because it is one of the few natural lakes at this altitude and it has a direct view of the mountains.
Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikkō is a perfect place to enjoy this sublime region. This cosy resort with only 33 rooms has a breathtaking view of the lake and Mount Nantai, and allows guests to take full advantage of the bountiful nature, inviting you to go on long walks conducive to calm and chilling out. The absolute must and very fashionable thing to do when on the premises: indulge in a foot bath on returning from your walk, facing the lake, while enjoying the delicious crushed lemon or raspberry-flavoured ices – produced in the region – which the Japanese delight in during the summer.