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... with the first being in Tokyo, but it has now been turned into a museum. The present emperor and his family also lived there in 1943 during the war. The villa is built around the former Edo residence of the Kishu Tokugawa clan, which was brought from Edo to Nikko. Edo is now known as Tokyo. There are a total of 106 rooms with those on the south side for the Emperor and Empress and those on the north for the liege and court ladies. As you walk ...
... lovely Australian guy with great taste in music, and Scout. This morning we went for a swim in the river - it was surprisingly cold but wonderfully refreshing! And now we're saying a fond goodbye to Nikko, and heading off to Kyoto with a bottle full of fresh mountain water from Scout's 42foot-deep well (that he dug himself). This stop has really been a pleasantly surprising highlight of the trip thus far - hopefully we'll make it back some day.
... that we didn't make it to the National park at Nikko, so I'll have to save that for a later trip.
One small side story. Once we got back to the hotel, I needed to wash clothes, so I trundled down to the two washing machines and put my clothes into one of them. When I came back to check on them, an Australian woman was reaching for my machine. I politely told her that I was using that machine to which said that she had also put her ...
... down to the Tamozawa Imperial Villa and Gardens. This lovely villa was a summer residence and retreat house for the Imperial family during the 20th Century, and was built in the Edo and Meiji architectural styles. I thought it was awesome how none of the wooden joints contained nails, screws, or any type of adhesive. The 106 rooms are integrated with the winding gardens and lovely views, and contained Western (carpets and ...
... ran alongside most of the paths, adding a constant backdrop of the sound of running water to a truly beautiful area.
There is a small charge to enter the temple, and a short flight of steps leads to the temple grounds. Immediately on entering the grounds, both my Dad and I were approached by impeccably polite groups of school children wanting to practice their English and interview us about where we came from.
The temple itself ...
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