Nikko, Japan

Nikko, Japan.

One time long ago in late winter, we visited a city called Nikko in Japan. It was cold and the city was covered with thick white snow…magically beautiful!..The city is located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, and approximately 140 km north of Tokyo. It is the third-largest city (by area) in Japan, and a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists. There are also many famous hot springs in the area. Elevations range from 200 to 2,000m. The mountains west of the main city are part of Nikko National Park where you can see some of the country’s most spectacular waterfalls, such as Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji, which also has scenic trails. The fastest and most convenient way to access Nikko is on the private Tobu Nikko Line from Tokyo’s Tobu-Asakusa station.

Lake Chuzenji is a marvelously scenic lake in Nikko National Park, its elevation at the surface is (4,124 ft) 1,269 m. The view from our hotel room.There are about 48 waterfalls around the Nikko area, and Kegon Falls is one of the three famous high waterfalls in Japan (97 meters high). It’s located near lake Chuzenji and has long been a favorite place for young Japanese lovers-as well as for people committing suicide. But apart from that, the falls are frequented by tourist buses and has lots of souvenir shops outside. Because we visited Nikko in late winter, Kegon falls was partially frozen and covered with snow..It’s truly beautiful. The photo doesn’t do it justice.This photo below is from google, I just wanted to show you the Kegon Falls without snow.Misao Fujimura (1886-1903) wrote a suicide poem (click here for his poem) on a trunk of a tree in Kegon Falls. After finishing his death poem, he jumped. This place becomes an ill-famed spot for sorrowed and desperate young people, mostly to those who are brokenhearted.The picture below is of a female God that was created after many deaths to protect people from committing suicide.Just pretty snow in Nikko National Park. There are many historical sites in Nikko that attracts tourists, including Futarasan-jinji Shrine, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Taiyu-in Shrine which dates to the year 767, and these are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Unlike most Japanese shrines, the buildings here are extremely ornate, with multicolored carvings and plenty of gold leaf that show heavy Chinese influence.

The Five-story Pagoda, Nikko Toshogu Shrine. It’s the burial place of the dynasty founder Tokugawa Leyasu, and the most extravagant of them all.Yomeimon Gate, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, is known as one of the most beautiful gates in Japan. It’s decorated with detailed carving of mythical creatures. At the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the Kairou buildings are decorated with colorful carving of flowers and birds. Taiyu-in Shrine is the mausoleum of Lemitsu-byo Taiyu-in, Tokugawa Leyasu’s grandson. Bell Tower at Taiyu-in Shrine.

Sweet-Look of Moschino.I’ve have so many sweet memories about this dress; wearing it so many times for dates with my hubby when we just had our first child, the time that we were so new at parenting. Now, looking back, we are much more mature in this area ;-). Feeling like wearing this outfit last week. Marni fur vest.Also, my first owned Jimmy Choo shoes.Casual-Look Of Forever 21Wearing: Pierre Hardy shoes, Club Monaco tank, and my newest purchase from Forever 21: F21 jacket, scarves, leggings. Thank you all for reading. Wishing everyone a wonderful day!!!

Hugs…Hanh 😉

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42 thoughts on “Nikko, Japan

  1. i was trying to comment earlier but couldn't went thru.
    i'm glad now that i can comment.

    hanh- beautiful photos from japan!
    hinting me to go to japan so soon, huh!

    you're so beautiful in that dress. love the very feminine outfit.

    have a great day!

  2. i was trying to comment earlier but couldn't went thru.
    i'm glad now that i can comment.

    hanh- beautiful photos from japan!
    hinting me to go to japan so soon, huh!

    you're so beautiful in that dress. love the very feminine outfit.

    have a great day!

  3. wow that dress is so romantic hahn! it´s like the jimmy choos are made for that dress. i also love the story behind the dress! and the pierre hardy shoes are LOVE. have a nice wednesday!

  4. What a beautiful place to visit! Wow both outfits are so different, yet you really suit both styles, I especially love the patterned leggings xx

  5. Hanh, the pictures are stunning! Japan is on my must visit listm and wko knows, maybe I'd get a chance to visit all the places in your pictures too.

    And what an incredibly SWEET dress is that! Love how it's so feminine and I love how you styled it with these necklaces.

    P.S. THANK YOU for getting back at me with the ankle buckled booties advice :) I also realized that the pair I tried on had much thicker heels than yours, thus making the shoes appear even havier. I think I'll try to find something with thinner heels.

  6. my god, both look are great! f21 purchase are just awesome!! I love the way you change styles, I like to do it too! sometimes you're romantic, sometimes more rock… elagant or more casual, this is the big deal of fashion: Play!

    About Haiti I'm so sorry :( last year in Italy we had a huge heartquake too, and some people are still witout an home. terrible.

  7. Wow Japan looks amazing ! i always wanted to go there … You're lucky !
    Your two outfits are so great ! I adore the last one !
    Oh it is so so sad that they have another earthquake !

  8. Hi Hanh, what a stunning, amazing and magica place! And the views are breathtaking.

    It was such a sweet surprise to see you in Moschino. Completely different to what you usually wear and so incredibly feminine and adorable….

    Wishing you a wonderful day!

  9. Such amazing pictures! I miss the mountains, a big chance I'll never see them again. You feel so small there.
    This dress is so sweet and romantic, really something for a woman in love!

  10. Hey,
    This is the first time I am writing and I would like to say that your blog rocks!!! Your shoes collection are impressive!
    BTW, I live in Japan and I am amazed that you went to visit Nikko. Usually, foreigners visit most Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka… Nikko is very popular here in Japan and I am looking for an opportunity to visit it as well.
    Have a great week!

  11. That waterfall looks incredibly beautiful with the water all frozen. I love the pagoda towers, so beautiful, I have loved them since I was a child. My legos as a child had a pagoda roof piece.

    That is a beautiful memory with that dress. You must keep it and pass it down to your daughters. I also think that long necklace with the pendant on it is lovely too.

    That is a tragedy about haiti, esp. with another quake. I hope all the relief planes are able to land and make it.

  12. Peekaboo Hanh!

    The photos of your Japan trip are so great but what I looove the most is the one photo where you took a photo of your Jimmy Choo´s on your Moschino dress. It´s simply enchanting perfect!! 😉 Adore especially the colors!!!

    Have a beautiful day and rest of the week with your family!

    P.S.: And I forget to mention this amazing necklace you wear;)

  13. Thank you for this post, Hahn! Felt like I came right along with you. Nikko looks like an incredible place I hope to have the chance to visit someday. And you, of course, look incredible!

  14. Wow, what an amazing place you've been at!
    The two outfits are very different and I still love both of them. The shoes that you've chosen are perfect, love that fabulous pair by JC!

  15. It's great to get some of our 'past time' clothes out after so many years. This way, we can see our ever changing style throughout the years. Your necklace is beautiful!

  16. it's all too much beauty!! just kidding. i love these pics of japan. i've been inspired by the japanese aesthetic lately. must get myself over there in this lifetime.

    marni vest, floral dress, choo shoes- lady-like and feminine….totally classy.

    i can't believe it- that jacket is F21, wow! (it looks designer.) the quality is really great, from what i see here. wish i could find a forever 21…

    lovely, lovely post. xo

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