Travel Blogs from Nikko
Hopefully not too cold, it is getting absolutely freeeeezing here!!! Autumn was dreamy! The vividly firey coloured leaves here are stunning, but the moment it turned to winter, instantly changed, BAM! Punch In the face of icy fists of Japan winter. Colder each day and I'm running out of warm layers to add. May need to buy a scarf! I knew it would get chilly but I really underestimated how quickly winter would kick in.
It did mean shorter theme park cues ...
... iconic temples, but it was under major renovations when we arrived, so we opted to continue to our next stop.
Stop #2 was Toshogu Shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. The lavishly decorated shrine complex consists of more than a dozen buildings set in a beautiful forest. Countless wood carvings and large amounts of gold leaf were used ...
... And after, while passing in front of a food stand, the smell was attrcting us. So, he tool a churrasco pan, bread filled with vegetables and grilled meat. It was delicious, we regretted to have eaten the other stuffs before.
The illuminations are starting, it was darker a bit later.
It was like Xmas season!!!
The park is famous for its wysteria trees, hundreds years old. It's not their flower ...
... left from their travels, there was; bank notes, postcards, pictures and ever a giant Australian flag some had brought with them. The food was good and hearty so we left feeling ready to tackle all the temples and shrines Nikko could throw at us.
Roughly 100m from the cafe was the Shinkyo bridge which spanned a fast flowing river which would of served as the only way to get to the shrines before ...
... bemoaning how it took the same time to go a fifth of the distance! On arrival at nikko, I was met by the option to climb up the steep hills or catch a bus and always the cheapskate I decided to walk it. The main attractions were the shrine of iayeshu tokagawa the founder of a 250 year dynasty and creator of Tokyo as a major city within japan and a similar shrine for his grandson iemitsu tokagawa, the man who shut began shutting japan off from the world for 200 ...
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