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... puzzle pieces. Down a path lined with immense cypress trees was the shrine of Taiyuin-byo, guarded by fearsome demons at the gate and displaying an intricate and beautiful ceiling painted with hundreds of dragons.
After lunch we headed farther up the hill to Futarasan-jinja, a Shinto shrine and Nikko’s oldest. It’s a smaller place, but has some of the biggest trees we’ve seen in a long time! Last on the list was the ...
We were lucky, there was some rain, it was windy but not so bad that it would have been uncomfortable to climb. As long as we were climbing things, we kept warm. Resting becomes unpleasant as you are getting cold so quickly.
Towards to top it got a bit congested, there was a constant flow of climbers but noting to annoying. It looked really cool, seeing the line of head-torches bumping up and down, traveling they're way ...
... and completed in 2007. At the end was an interesting little exhibition outlining how the Sekisho worked. Leading up to the Sekisho is a parade of magnificent Cedar trees, aged over four hundred years old. Before heading back to the warm and dry of our Inn, we visited an old Shinto Shrine with a floating red torii (gate) in Lake Ashi.
Well, we're now back in Tokyo and I think we may weaken and have some "western" food! It's still overcast and probably a day for a bit of ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.
... my quest and he told me: „See you in a few months!“ So I decided to search for it in the next day again.)
Back at the hostel we took it easy and went to the lounge where I tried to enhance my japanese skills by learning some letters from the hiragana and some new words as different animals and colours. If you ever wondered what yellow giraffe means I can tell you now it’s „kiiro no kirin“. In the evening we went outside to see ...