For my final day before work, Mike, Mark, and I visited Nikkō. I’d put more detail here, but I’d honestly just be regurgitating the Wikipedia page. In short, it’s a cultural center with many shrines and plenty of natural beauty.
On the bill was a breathtaking waterfall and
a few shrines, but it didn’t come cheap.
bus ticket: ¥2000
waterfall ticket: ¥530
shrine pass: ~¥2000
A thermometer posted near the waterfall. Presumably to torture people in the winter.
Enjoy the virtual tour!
all photos on Mike’s blog
I also discovered when we got home that today was Coming of Age Day (成人の日) on account of the Google homepage of all things. Turns out, it’s a national holiday to celebrate coming of age – 20 years old in Japan. Pretty cool.
Sorry the post is a bit short/not up to my usual standards. Tomorrow’s my first day of work and Mike has an interview tomorrow.
Mike’s got a lot of great photos on his blog
(a few of which I took… including the one above)
from our visit to Oyama’s shrine last week.