The end of my hike in Nikko. After shirt bus ride I arrived in very tourist overcrowded Lake Chuzenji area. Luckily it was quite late of the day and Japanese people tend to leave very early. So it wasn't as bad as I afraid. I first looked the magnificent falls from the top. I was also here 3 years ago but then everything was covered with mist so I did not see anything - I only heard the roaring sound of falling water. This time, it was fine.
Then I took the elevator down the the bottom of the waterfall where even more magnificent sites appeared. It was well worth the visit.
A light up event at Shoyoen Garden of Rinnoji Temple, Nikko's most important temple. This garden was constructed in early Edo period. Through this artistic illumination, visitors like me are still able to stroll around the garden paths to view these trees wearing their autumn colors. They're just lovely to look at, day or night 😍🍁🍂
Enjoying the autumn foliage here in Nikko at Tochigi Prefecture. One of the most-visited place to witness the foliage. So happy as well that finally I was able to set foot on this bridge -- the Shinkyo Bridge. It's one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites. Will post a solo picture of it haha 😉😆
Sometimes life is full of not "black or white" situations and choices, but rather gives you a hurricane of colours swirling around with an insane speed. Modern world is open and this fact alone makes me experience anticipation mixed with fear of missing out one and only key element one day or another. My mind is often packed with thoughts, doubts, memories, grudges and tasks and it feels like a breakdown is slowly coming after me waiting for its time to catch me unguarded.
Less than a few months ago it was a real burden for me to escape myself in order not to get out of breath during everyday routine. Nevertheless, now I somehow managed to let my mind go totally blank. All I needed was to think of myself as a camera that doesn't transform world, but records it with silent spirit of contemplation. It may be a morning coffee in a small cafe as well as a long stroll with sweet music that revitalizes my inner self for it not to be a prisoner of mind.