Nikko, Kinugawa River, Utsunomiya
Moka Railway – Steam Locomotive with Cherry Blossoms and Rape Blossoms in Full Bloom! A Day Trip with Beautiful Scenery!Read Later
The Moka Railway is a local train line that spans 41.9 kilometers, from Ibaraki Prefecture’s Shimodate Station to Tochigi Prefecture’s Motegi Station. On weekends and holidays, the steam locomotive line, which makes one round-trip per day, offers a spring-limited special trip through the pink cherry blossoms and yellow rape blossoms. I highly recommend taking a trip through this area, as even those with no interest in railways can appreciate the scenery!
When I heard that Nikko’s autumn leaves were in their prime, I knew I had to go!
Nikko Toshogu ShrineRead Later
Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine, built in 1617 and dedicated to the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ieyasu Tokugawa. The shrine has been registered as a World Heritage Site.
The structure is decorated with lacquer and rich coloring, and many of the pillars feature carvings and sculptures. These are not just aesthetic designs, but represent faith as well as scholarship and ideologies.
The various wooden carvings of animals represent peace.
“Trick Art” is kind of artworks that give people optical “tricks”. When looking at these actually two-dimensional artworks, they look three-dimensional because they appeal to your optical illusions.
TrickArt gives you an illusional experience as the two-dimensional pictures use an optical illusion to make them look three-dimensional or give us completely different impressions when looking at them from different angles.
Japan in summer. Tokyo is good, but why not to go a bit further and enjoy the cool Nasu highlands?Read Later
Thermal sensation is higher than real temperature in Tokyo in summer. It's because of the asphalt roads, because concrete buildings easily get hot in the sun, because of the air coming from the outdoor units of air conditioners, reduced air passage due to its many buildings, etc...