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... largest one was almost 11 kilometres, with most of the others being about 1.5 to 2.0 kilometres. An amazing engineering feat because they twist and turn throughout the journey. In 30 minutes (covering some 30 kilometers of road), there was 20 kilometers of tunnel. I did try not to dwell on how much mountain was above the tunnel I was passing through! I wasn't unhappy to get back on the expressway and back to Takayama.
Tomorrow we head for Hiroshima. ...
... and culture of the Japanese Edo period. The park historically reenacts the life during the days of the Shogun, from 1603 to 1867. All the staff are suitably attired and there are replicas of old shops and wares. Now it is a little kitch, but no more than others of its kind. We enjoyed a very exciting Ninja battle, where the stealth warriors of Japan were in pursuit of their target. There was a lot of jumping, hiding, ...
... the public to go up the metal stairs currently being used by the workers to view the construction work that is being done on the restoration of the temple. We were up in what will be the roof when it is finished, and it was interesting to see the wooden construction being replaced/restored. It was about 7-storeys high.
We then walked over to the very lovely Taiyuin-Reibyo, which contains the remains of a 3rd shogun, tokugawa Iemitsu, who ...
... theme park based on Japan's edo period between 1603 and 1868. It has wandering geisha's and samurai in a classic setting to make you feel like you are walking through a street of Japan a couple of centuries ago.
It was pretty cool. We arrived fairly late after grabbing some lunch at Cafe Byron Bay, which was an adorable Australian themed cafe in the heart of Asakusa, and we eventually got to Nikko in the late afternoon, I really enjoyed it, and wish we had more time ...
oooo Today was a cold one. We got our first real taste of the change in weather today and let me tell you, we were not ready for it!
Since we only had a certain amount of days in Japan, we had a pretty good itinerary nailed down. Today was set aside for a day trip to either Nikko or Hakone. Nikko offered the temples and shrines, plus the famous "3 Monkeys" plaque, but Hakone offered views of Mount Fuji. We had asked Brett last night as to ...
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