Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trip to Nikko, Tochigi

I went on a bus trip organised by my university to Nikko, Tochigi recently. Nikko (日光) is a city in Tochigi (栃木) prefecture and is famous for its beautiful landscapes and shrines. The bus ride was 3 hours from Tokyo and my back and butt was hurting like mad from the cramped seat.

The first stop was to world-famous Nikko Toushou-gu (日光東照宮), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To be honest, I'm not exactly a fan of shrines but 日光東照宮 was really architecturally beautiful. The shutterbug in me went on a mad rampage! Everything was so scenic and serene.

Finally at the entrance of the shrine. 

The 鳥居 (Torii), which marks our entrance into a Shinto shrine. 

Here it is! Nikko Toushou-gu!

More random pics. 

I don't know why I love these rocks so much. Haha XD. 


We also viewed 中禅寺湖, Lake Chuzenji. 

And 華厳の滝, Kegon Falls, which is an infamous waterfall for suicides (!!!). 

I shall end this post with a photo of a yummy ice-cream topped with red bean paste! 


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