Forest Inn Nikko Teddy Bear House
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... grounds you can even see the air raid bunkers. My next stop was a store that sells painted dragon drawings. They have them in all different colours and about 4 different poses. They are definitely impressive. On my way back to the guesthouse, I stopped at the Shinkyo Sacred bridge. This was part of the Futarasan shrine. The bridge is 28 metres long and crosses the Daiya river. Being red, it really stands out with the surroundings and has now been ...
... most tight, hair-pin bends imaginable. Luckily our driver was an absolute legend. We were the only two on the bus, and he kept stopping in the middle of the road to let us take photos of monkeys and deer along the way, before getting out at one station to buy us both a bottle of iced green-tea - the best in Japan, according to him.
That night we had a barbecue in the outdoor lounge with the rest of the guests: a couple from ...
... must be famous for dumplings because every one of these tiny restaurants sold them, so Matt and I wander in and are greeted by the owner and shown to our seats. So no one speaks English (once again, we don't expect them to), and we start pointing at the pictures of the dumplings on the menu. The guy starting saying meata, meata, and I figured out he was asking if we wanted meat dumplings, and I nodded profusely as I have been doing this whole ...
This morning Cole and I got up at 5:00 am and walked about a mile to
Tenmongu Shrine this morning. As we walked along the road, the buildings
became older and older as we approached the base of the mountain. The
architecture is very rustic and intricate. The 30 foot walls of the shrine
were covered in relief, and even a 6 inch bird had every single feather
depicted. Detail is very important here. This is also true to everyday
life. When the maids ...
... free but you need to pay fees for the bigger temples. There is no pass so it turns out a bit expensive, but again, well worth it.
Rinnoji temple (also known by myself as 'the one under repair): It's the first temple you reach from the entrance. So the first thing I saw was a massive metallic warehouse. They don’t do thing in half here. They are basically taking the temple down to restore each and every piece of it!