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Today we headed northwest of Takayama to see the very picturesque village of Shirakawa-go. There are two World Heritage villages up in the mountains (we only went to one). The villages were apparently the bolt holes of the Taira clan after their defeat at the battle of Dannoura in 1185. Until the mid-twentieth century, these communities were almost entirely cut off from the modernization of Japan, which ironically has now become their ...
Writing this blog a few days late as I've been either too busy or too tired to write anything. My trip to Nikko was a great little journey and a breath of fresh air from Tokyo (literally). I had planned this trip alone at first but thanks to couchsurfing I ended up meeting 8 new friends who joined me on the trip :)
The day started off with a 2 hour train ride to Nikko itself, from there we transferred to a bus in order to reach ...
Walking all around this town yesterday, about 10km walk in total, with various historical sights mainly about the young samurai's that committed mass suicide here at the time of the civil war (1868). Also quite impressive is the Tsuruga-jo castle, totally destroyed but rebuilt for us to visit.
Also saw my first Japanese albino! And a wild deer, ...
... i knew about Japanese: they are not very fit and ready to walk! After getting the city map from the tourist information and telling the lady we wanted to walk everywhere, she looked horrified. I also noticed that Japanese don't walk up the escalator ever and generally speaking walk very slow.
... century harpsichord or piano forte. Go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX8Og4il c8M to listen. It sort of sounded like a stage entrance to She Stoops to Conquer.
Saitama Super Arena: Home of many K-1 kickboxing matches, Pride Fighting and I think even the UFC has used Saitama. Its pretty cool looking even at 200 mph.
A sign for a company called, "Moon Bat" : That is all.