This is the last of the Nikko Picture Posts…well, sort of. I’m sure I will go back again, but these pictures were taken at what I want to say is Rinnouji (輪王寺 or りんのうじ). This temple had a lot fewer people, but was equally interesting. I especially liked the statues of the different guardians. Enjoy!
One of the Rinnouji gates...maybe? I didn't really ask so many questions this time around, I just tried to enjoy how beautiful everything really was.
Another structure at Rinnouji.
Hidara (ひだら), one of the guardians at the temple. He guards the southern part of the temple
Umarokya (うまろきゃ)- The guardian who resides over the Norther part of the temple.
Abatsumara (あばつまら) -The guardian in charge of the East. Unfortunately I don't have my picture of the green guardian, Kendara who guards the West, maybe it's because he was the scariest looking one!
Nikko's Sacred bridge, Shinkyo (神橋 orしんきょう), one of my favorite things about the city.
There's something so invigorating about rushing water.
Nikko was another of Japan’s “power spots,” as Japanese people like to say. There just wasn’t a whole lot not to like about this place. One regret I do have, is that I didn’t have a chance to see the incredible waterfalls that I’ve heard so much about. Ah well, this won’t be my last trip to Nikko, so I’ll see them next time for sure.
Thank you so much for reading, everybody. See you tomorrow!
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