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Hopefully not too cold, it is getting absolutely freeeeezing here!!! Autumn was dreamy! The vividly firey coloured leaves here are stunning, but the moment it turned to winter, instantly changed, BAM! Punch In the face of icy fists of Japan winter. Colder each day and I'm running out of warm layers to add. May need to buy a scarf! I knew it would get chilly but I really underestimated how quickly winter would kick in.
It did mean shorter theme park cues ...
... Heritage Site. We had to giggle when we saw the sign because Justin and I have knocked off so many UNESCO World Heritages sites on this trip! The bridge was closed for the day, which actually was a plus because we could take photos of the bridge and greenery behind it in its natural setting. We walked up the huge stone steps into the forest surrounding Nikko and walked until we encountered our fist destination.
Rinnoji Temple is one of ...
... so they hanged lot of LED strings giving a nice effect, replacing the flowers.
After to have visited all park, taken lot of photos, we were frozen, it was time to go back.
As he arranged with his sister to not prepare us food for the weekend, the evening we bought a bento as dinner. I heard it's the best bento of Takasaki etc... Hmmmm to be seen.
Journée à Ashikaga, Tochigi, enfin un jour ...
After the first night in the hostel it was time to go on another side trip this time to Nikko up in the north of Japan about a hour and a half train ride away. I was only because of a conversation with a girl Ajna last night that I decided to go today as the weather was supposed to be better.
Funnily enough on the way to the station I bumped into her and Mareva her friend and we decided to go together. ...
... bemoaning how it took the same time to go a fifth of the distance! On arrival at nikko, I was met by the option to climb up the steep hills or catch a bus and always the cheapskate I decided to walk it. The main attractions were the shrine of iayeshu tokagawa the founder of a 250 year dynasty and creator of Tokyo as a major city within japan and a similar shrine for his grandson iemitsu tokagawa, the man who shut began shutting japan off from the world for 200 ...