Travel Blogs from Nikko
... ropes, sword play and throwing of shuriken throwing stars. It was quite a spectacle and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
We then went to a show featuring the glamour and flamboyance of the geisha. There was an audible gasp from the audience as the very beautiful Oiran Dochu, the ultimate geisha, was revealed wearing a brocade obi belt tied in front, high platform geta shoes, and the most gorgeous elaborate hairstyle ...
... that we got into an area that had very small houses, and apartment blocks, some of the houses even had a bit of garden!
Then we hit some really open area with fields of something growing, before arriving into the mountains. We were surprised to see snow on the mountains!
Nikko has been a holy place in both the Buddhist and Shinto religions for over a thousand years, but its fortunes only took off with the death of the ...
... of the rides looked like they were built in the 80's and haven't been updated since.. okay I'll also say that a lot about the park was pretty impressive, Apparently this park was built as an exact replica of the original Californian park and is the second most visited theme park in the world. And you could tell.. the wait times for the rides were pretty bad considering it was freezing and raining all day long. that was until the end of the day when we managed to squeeze in like ...
... meant we were at least heading in the right direction, but no lunch options. We had to settle for stopping at an itty bitty convenience store to buy a box of crackers for lunch. Hmm how Japanese and authentic! (sarcasm, we were both pretty disappointed).
20 minutes of walking later and we laid eyes on the stunning “Shinkyo” Bridge That Marks the Front Entrance to Nikko's lavish temples and shines. Nikko is actually a ...
... so they hanged lot of LED strings giving a nice effect, replacing the flowers.
After to have visited all park, taken lot of photos, we were frozen, it was time to go back.
As he arranged with his sister to not prepare us food for the weekend, the evening we bought a bento as dinner. I heard it's the best bento of Takasaki etc... Hmmmm to be seen.
Journée à Ashikaga, Tochigi, enfin un jour ...
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