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Lake Chuzenji with Mt. Nantai  
   

Lake Chuzenji with Mt. Nantai

Lake Chuzenji is around 4,000 ft elevation, the mountain in the background is Mt. Nantai, elevation 2484m, just over 8,000 ft.
Japan Trip: Day 3 - Day Trip to Nikko

May 15th 2007
We took a day trip to Nikko National Park, north of Tokyo. It was about a 2 hour bus ride up there. It was raining with thunder when we got there. We went through the Rinnoji Temple and Toshogu Shrine complex, a collection of beautiful historic buildings on hilly terrain surrounded by huge cedar trees. We had a Japanese-style lunch in a local restaurant in Nikko, which I thought was really goo ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tochigi » Nikko

Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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