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The ornate Chinese-influenced shrines of the Tokugawa Shoguns lie hidden in amongst temples in the forests of Nikko north of Tokyo. If you set off early you have time to take the switchback road up to Chuzenji Lake plateau, an area of outstanding natural beauty with three impressive waterfalls and also a couple of very good Japanese-style ryokan if you would like to unwind and stay for the night.

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I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.

Bill Bryson