Park Inn Kiryu
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... in Nikko it is most famous for the Toshugu Shrine. The shrine dates back to the 1600s and the architecture is incredible. To see all of the buildings required not only a lot of walking, but climbing A LOT of steps. It was a challenge for out-of-shape me, but happily I was able to keep up with kids.
After touring the temples for ...
Like usual, I picked an early train to maximize my touring time. It takes three hours to get to Nikko, my destination for today. I debated last night not going and staying in Tokyo because of the travel time, but so many guide books and blogs recommended it, I decided to still go. I had to switch trains in Tokyo to catch a bullet train out. I had to switch again to get a local train out to Nikko (it's a small town part way up a mountain). On that train ...
... part of trying to view the action itself was every time the archer set off up the hill there was a sea of cameras and selfie sticks held over the crowd making viewing a challenge to say the least. The following day it was the samurai festival where a seemingly endless stream of people ( around 1500 I think) dressed in various costumes paraded through the same area, I had learnt my lesson from the day before and got there early to get a good ...
... of the Buddhist saint of travellers and children) - back to Utsunomiya for a soak in the hotel onsen (for James) and a quick change before dinner out WE LOVED: - Starting to experience the east of Japan - the breathtaking beauty of Nikko (we'd love to spend more time there (next time!) and we're so pleased we changed our route to fit it ...
... and fragile. The quiet on trains as to not disturb any fellow traveler. And of course, the bowing to show modesty and respect. I am sure that the development of these aspects of Japanese culture is multifaceted. However, these actions show to me that despite all the technological advancements in the world and how fast paced the environment gets, there is always time to respect one ...
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