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nikko

Have you heard of Nikko? It's a world heritage site a few hours train journey from Tokyo. I went there last weekend, catching local trains to get there so the journey took me close to 4 hours. It rained as well that day so I spent most of the day trudging through puddles. It didn't matter because it's such a magical place.



The heritage site is a 30 minute uphill walk from the station or of course you can catch a bus, but the effort is so worth it.



There are a number of temples, shrines and a beautiful pagoda on the site.



There were 2 distinct colour themes at the site, either reds 



or mossy greens.





I put together a little collage of greens for you.



This temple was a little further up the hill from the main site.



I may have been too late for the cherry blossoms but I was in time for the azaleas.



I also found some maples.



How beautiful is this spot?



The best part of the day? Coming across this shinto wedding procession.



I hope you enjoyed my photos from Nikko. See you soon with some more photos from my travels,

Jillian
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