Extravagant Nikko

Nikko‘s temples and shrines are gold and red, shiny and extravagant  – too gaudy for my taste. It reminds me of a cathedral in Florence, with every inch richly decorated and rather overwhelming.

 

I love more of a reduced simplicity Japan is well-known for. But at the same time, Nikkos temples and shrines are a ultimate display of Japanese craftmanship.

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