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... 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 ...
... of the hall. Upon taking off our shoes (which I did wrong and got a heated speaking to by a priest) and entering the hall, another priest made us to wait for the tour. Then spoke in all Japanese! He could clearly tell we wouldn't understand, why make us stand there! Oh well hahah The Hall is named because a bright ringing sound can be heard when two pieces of wood are clapped directly under its head due to the acoustics of the hall.
... ride was good as it took us through the mountains into the the countryside and gave us some great views. Arriving at Nikko it was coming up to lunch time so we we in search of a good eat some where around the station, after a bit of discussion we decided on a cheap cafe up near the temples. Inside the walls were made of simple plasterboard but you could not tell as every inch of the place was covered in stuff ...
... Both contain the bodies of the shoguns and both have a very similar opulent and highly decorated styling where everything that can possibly be covered is. Both shrines also have their mausoleums high up in the mountains above their shrines probably to create a feeling of pilgrimage. It was certainly an effort getting up there! I decided to make the even longer walk up to the very top of the site to a smaller, lesser known shrine. When I got there I was approached ...
At one time this lake was a popular destination spot for holiday makers, and many villas dotted the shoreline. Some evidence of it's hay day is easy to find, if you steer away from the Shrines which are still popular with coach parties, there are some remarkable scenes around the shoreline. Today was about photographing some rural scenes, but I never like to take snaps of famous places. ...
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