Last weekend we took our first trip away from the ARI campus to a town called Nikko. The town is in the mountains not too far from where we are and it is famous for its shrines and natural beauty. It was a great chance to get our feet wet being tourists in Japan.
Anna with the sacred red bridge
5 story pagoda
Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil
Pretty nice entryway
Nice driveway too
Restaurant with business cards and notes on walls
Anna's food (left), Pete's food (right)
Prayer attachment apparatus
Lemon Milk. A specialty in our prefecture. Very very good.
Sweet red bean bun--definitely a highlight
Nikko's hockey team. Their motto seems quintessentially Japanese: Hard Work, Every Day