Travel Blogs from Nikko
... world heritage site as of 1999. For dinner we went to a local restaurant recommended by the tour guide. There were only a few tables and offered a variety of Japanese dishes. On the ceiling and all the walls, people who had visited the place had left pictures, notes, business cards, and even signed money posted up. As you examined some of them, it was evident that this restaurant was popular with foreigners and they had had visitors from all around the ...
... a river with several small rapids, and a vast, dense forest beyond it. You go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the river gushing behind you - It's the Japanese Dereenatra, and is the only place Cormac's ever come across that smells exactly like it!
Scout himself is a really interesting guy - an absolute spacer, he is completely in his own world, and has a tendency to randomly answer a question that someone might have asked the ...
... 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 ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... ne font pas les choses à moitié ici. Ils sont en train de démonter le temple, pour le restaurer pièce par pièce. De la folie !
Taiyun mausolée et temple : ce complexe a été construit pour le troisième shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu (le petit-fils du fameux Iemitsu, voir article ‘Sunny day in Osaka’). Le temple est plutôt petit, mais très raffiné. Les différents bâtiments sont richement décorés avec des gravures plaquées or et des ...