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Nikko Trip – A Day with Shrines and Temple @ Japan

On a trip to Nikko, the top attraction to visit would be the Nikko National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with elaborate shrines and temple including Nikko Toshogu Shrine (東照宮), Taiyuyin Shrine (大猷院),  Futarasan Shrine (二荒山神社) and Rinnoji Temple (輪王寺).   The buildings played an important role in architecture during early Edo Period.  Continue reading

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Edo Wonderland @ Nikko, Japan

Edo Wonderland (日光江户村), or “Nikko Edomura” in Japanese is a theme park that reenact the culture and history of the Edo Period ( 1603 – 1868).  The 45000mpark with its lush greens, stone paths and wooden architecture, has plenty of things to do and see.  Museums, parades, haunted houses, ninja shows, water shows, boat cruises, archery ranches,  costume dress-ups, shopping, eating and more.  I must say that one day wasn’t enough for us.     Continue reading

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