20 Nov 2016

Sightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture

I wrote in previous blog that Ashio prospered by its copper mine. But lots of Japanese have bad image to Ashio. The copper mine history is also the history of environmental pollution. A man living Ashio told me that he feel very disappointed at the negative image of Ashio. Ashio is the first place to work on a pollution issue. The town has many facilities which was constructed to deal with pollutions. Such facilities and solutions are kept alive to prevent environmental pollution even now.
Ashio used to support Japan by acquiring foreign money with a major copper mine. Ashio now is a good sightseeing place and has good onsen hot spring bath for relaxation.

Tsudo StationSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
Here is the center of Ashio town. Tsudo means main mine.
Copper mine museumSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
Go into mine by this tramSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
Copper miner in the Edo periodSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi PrefectureSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
Sightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi PrefectureCopper miner in the Meiji periodSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
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Main mineSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
Coins in the Edo periodSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
Sightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi PrefectureOld billsSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
I know only 500 Yen bill.
Coin's replicaSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
'足' is the certification mark that this coin was made in Ashio.
Autumn ColorSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
Sightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi PrefectureInn at a hot springSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
Ashio onsen inn Kajika-so in Nikko City has a good spring quality. It's an alkaline simple hot spring, nicknamed 'Bijin-no-yu' (a hot spring of beauty) Hot Spring. I stayed there for less than 7,000 yen per night with two meals. The inn is out of service from November 25th 2016 for their large-scale repair. It will become a good inn including tourists from abroad. They will restart their operation from October 2017.
Outdoor hot spring bathSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
So relaxing!
Autumn Colors around Kajika-so innSightseeing in Ashio Nikko City Tochigi Prefecture
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I can guide you there next autumn.

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