Odashirogahara Moor,Senjogahara Moor,(小田代ヶ原),(戦場ヶ原),Nikko日光,Tochigi Pref.
Follow by the bike trip in Lake Chuzenji,Nikko in (Ch.1) and (Ch.2). Here is the Day-2 journey. Although it is dim, cloudy day on the second day in Nikko, somehow this lighting matches the tone of the forest.
Date of the trip: 28/10/2017(Sat), Cloudy day
Time I stayed: 2.5hrs
Access: takes 1hr by bus from train staion, please refers toAccess to Nikko
Travel route: ① Akanuma赤沼→Odashirogahara Moor小田代原→① Akanuma赤沼→②Sambommatsu三本松(Senjogahara Moor Viewpoint戦場ヶ原展望台)(you can read the following content with the route map on the bottom)
For the following route, the exact time is shown. If you have a rush journey as me, rmb to check the bus timetable before going. Also, the minibus schedule for Odashirogahara Moor小田代原 will differ from seasons and days. If you miss one of the buses, you will probably mess up the whole flow and the journey afterwards of that day.
Travel route ofOdashirogahara Moor,Senjogahara Moor,(小田代ヶ原),(戦場ヶ原),Nikko日光
7:15①Akanuma赤沼 → 8:02 Odashirogahara Moor小田代原
6:15, I went out in the very early morning and took the earliest bus to Akanuma from Nikko Station.
7:15, getting of the bus, walk from the main road to the Akanuma赤沼 bus terminal nearby and wait for the minibus(Click here for details) to Odashirogahara Moor小田代原.
There will not be audio reminder when the bus arrives Odashirogahara Moor小田代原. But do not worry, just simply look at the picture down below and bear it in mind. Just walk to the viewpoint in front of the bus stop and that it is.
8:37 Odashirogahara Moor小田代原 → 8:50①Akanuma赤沼
Returned to where you get off and get on the bus to go back to Akanuma赤沼. There will be two bus stopping there facing opposite direction. Be careful not to get on the wrong bus, which come from Akanuma赤沼. 8:50,
8:59①Akanuma赤沼 → 9:05②Sambommatsu三本松(Senjogahara Moor Viewpoint戦場ヶ原展望台).
When you get off, immediately walk to the bus stop on the main road and wait for the bus going to Sambommatsu三本松. After that, you will see a banner near the bus stop directing to the Senjogahara Moor Viewpoint戦場ヶ原展望台. Follow it, go upstairs and that it is.
9:27②Sambommatsu三本松 → 10:35 Nikko Train Staion日光火車站
Conclusion for the Lake Chuzenji,Nikko trip
Besides suggesting staying near Chuzenji Onsen area, I also recommend to spend at least two whole day in Nikko to enjoy without rushing. There seems to be some delicate and nice Cafe, restaurant. Nikko Toshogu日光東照宮 is also a famous temple. But I do not have enough time and it is shown that the autumn leaves there had not reached a peak yet.
Besides, there are much more places like, Hangetsuyama Observation Deck半月山展望台, Kammangafuchi Gorge憾満ヶ淵, Takinoo Shrine滝尾神社…etc. But I have to give them up just for the Colored Lake in Fukushima Prefecture, my next destination.