Juti Noppornpitak
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Rediscover Tokyo - Part 4 - Nikko

Nikko, short for Nikko National Park, is not exactly in Tokyo but it is a change of pace.

(09.15) Although the national park covers four prefectures, Patara and I only went to the one in Tochigi for a day trip.

We caught a morning express train around 8 AM to Nikko from Ikebukuro station. With a little drama from my unusual bad memory with the ticket, things went pretty smoothly.

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As we only had less than 4 hours before the last express train to Tokyo leaves Nikko, we skipped the shrine entirely and went straight to the hiking trail. Our intended route is from Ryuzu Falls (竜頭の滝) to Yuno Lake. However as I made too many stops for landscape shots, we only reached Yudaki Falls (湯滝) where is a shy kilometer away from Yuno Lake.

If I have chance to re-visit the country side of Japan, I would rent a car and aimlessly document old, abandoned houses or cities en route. It makes me feel sad to see the places are dying.

For the whole trail, I took 94 videos and more than 690 photos and used all 32GB memory cards and all batteries for all cameras.

Primary:Nikon D810 with Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G
Backup:Fujifilm X100S and Nikon D810 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
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