Travel Blogs from Nikko
... for management. Back to doing it as a dismount only. Fast forward to the end of this city. I have been doing this trick as a dismount, sometimes several times a day, for over a month now. During that time both my consistency and my confidence have grown. Again, the other day Daniel caught a couple in practice and, as of last week, it is back in the show. This time hopefully to stay (to date I'm three for three!). I believe I have benefited greatly from the ...
... You can also find shrines inside of shopping malls. There are
vending machines and convenience stores on every street, as well as small
and large shrines.
Objects are also designed with the purpose of providing all amenities
in a small place. Toilets are built into sinks in hotel bathrooms. The
controls of the air conditioning and lights of the room are also built into
#2- Everything is in ...
And so, my second city is drawing to a close. I've enjoyed Ota most for the time I've had to explore the area via bicycle. Once we got through the first 10 days, our schedule became quite easy, with one show and practice on weekdays, and three shows each weekend day. This left me with plenty of time to explore. As I mentioned before, the area to the north of Ota is mountainous. This has made for some very beautiful (and also challenging) rides. ...
... that we didn't make it to the National park at Nikko, so I'll have to save that for a later trip.
One small side story. Once we got back to the hotel, I needed to wash clothes, so I trundled down to the two washing machines and put my clothes into one of them. When I came back to check on them, an Australian woman was reaching for my machine. I politely told her that I was using that machine to which said that she had also put her ...
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 ...