Resort Kiku Hotel
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... think another visit is on the cards for next time.
In the pictures you'll see Ben hangin with Tofu girl and piglet in the charming 'Cafe Byron Bay'. Inspired by the well known Australian alternative/surfer/holiday hotspot. The owner is a lovely Japanese girl who lived there for a year and decided to make a cafe in Asakusa Tokyo with the Aussie Coastal hippy theme, and also offers 'Melbourne style coffee' as she lived there for 3 months as well. Serves ...
... bears the famous carving of the "Nemurineko" (sleeping cat). This gate marks the start of a long flight of stairs that leads uphill through the woods to Tokugawa Ieyasu's grave. It was wondering to see all of the older Japanese people trekking the stairs right up to the top! They are certainly active and healthy here!
- main shrine building: Bear on inside bu the outside is marvelous! Delicately carved, covered in gold, intricate details, ...
... left from their travels, there was; bank notes, postcards, pictures and ever a giant Australian flag some had brought with them. The food was good and hearty so we left feeling ready to tackle all the temples and shrines Nikko could throw at us.
Roughly 100m from the cafe was the Shinkyo bridge which spanned a fast flowing river which would of served as the only way to get to the shrines before ...
... people from a Japanese TV channel who asked me some questions about what I was up to in Japan and got me to try the shrines famous task of throwing a stone through a hole in the archway to gain good luck. I failed obviously. But still I'll be popping up on a Japanese TV screen near you soon! I'm now selling autographs at 20 quid a pop if anyone wants one before they go up in value now I'm a celeb! The site of nikko wasn't actually that large and therefore I had ...
... easy to find professional quality images of such locations on the internet. Instead I prefer to capture scenes that evoke something of the mood that permeates a place. The two Geishas going for a walk on the iconic Shinkyo bridge was a lucky coincidence. I didn't intend to shoot the bridge until I saw these ladies beside the road, and jumped off at the next bus stop. Autumn suits this ...
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