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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 ...
... by now and Justin and I were getting super super cold. It was fun to play ring toss and watch the little Japanese ladies run around madly to collect the money from the donation boxes getting ready to close the temples for the day.
Our favourite part of the whole day was the peacefulness of Nikko and how charming the area was. The running water, the huge ancient trees, the stone work of the walls, the red leaves that had just fallen ...
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. ...
... bath in a garden setting, very relaxing. After our bath we dressed in Yukatta and went to a private dining room were we had a magnificent meal of about 11 dishes, starting with sushimi and working our way through soups, tasting plates, small cutlets, Mochica and strawberries ( and that's only what I can remember). As the Japanese say it was oishi (delicious) and a great introduction to our ...
... traffic was
prohibited. We could see special vehicles with shaded windows heading towards
the Fukushima-Daichii nuclear reactor. We went to the sea side, deserted
village, a Buddha statue in the lobby of a damaged house , the flora and fauna
oblivious to the risk of being in the ...