Nikko is a city in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo, famous for several well-known shrines and temples. 2 shrines and 1 temple are collectively a UNESCO world heritage site.
At Tobu Nikko Station. In early December, there was still a surprising amount of fall foliage to be seen.
The first stop on my World Heritage tour was Rinnoji temple.
Outside Rinnoji temple.
Rinnoji temple is currently being restored, so there is a plastic shell with a picture of what the temple will look like covering the real temple. You can still go inside during restoration.
More pictures after the jump
The outer walls of Rinnoji temple are being polished. On the left is a polished piece of wall and on the right is an unpolished piece.
Behind Rinnouji temple
A little girl and her mother walk towards Toshogu shrine
5-story pagoda at Toshogu shrine
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