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Travel Blogs from Kiryu
... Japan train times are precise and reliable. We had booked the 9:10am train and if we missed it we would need to wait until 10:40am.
Again, the holiday gods were good to us as they made it literally 2 minutes before the train was due to depart. It was a stoke of luck that I decided to buy their tickets for them as we had to sprint to the train and just made it.
It was a 2 train and 1 hour bus ride up to the ...
... 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 ...
... archery) tournament which is quite a sight and was on the main climb to the main Toshogu shrine area, the archers gallop on horseback uphill firing arrows at three targets on the way, quite a feat from full speed galloping horse, as I stood waiting a lady asked me something in Japanese and I knew it was a question from the sentence ending but only looked blankly as she smiled and said in perfect English " I asked what is your country" ...
... 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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