Photo Journal: A Quiet Day in Nikko, Japan
You ever have one of those mornings where the last thing you remember is shouting shots shots shots shots shots shots! and then waking up on the floor next to the bed with a pan by one hand and cats licking your face on the other? Ahem, yea me either.
BUT if I were ever to be in that state, I’d refuse to move and order greasy, but delicious, Chinese take out for the next
day two days.
Luckily, despite feeling a bit delicate after stopping by several watering holes in Ginza, Shinjuku and Roppongi, we were still up for our day-trip adventure to Nikko.
Just 1.5 hours away from Tokyo, Nikko (日光市 or sunshine) was the perfect little oasis to rejuvenate from one too many nights out in the glittering capital.
Deep in the mountains, the city is home to a number of Buddhist shrines and temples dating back to the 700’s and the breathtaking resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of Japan’s last feudal shogunate.
The peaceful trickle of fresh water from the mountains, the soft rustling of leaves across the untouched forest and the crisp morning air that warmly kissed our cheeks was just what we needed to clear out the haze and bring peace back into our lives again.
Tokyo 153-8580, Japan