Nikko is a UNESCO world heritage site, for good reason. It houses a large complex of historic temples with a very ornate architectural style that is not widely seen in the rest of Japan. Unlike the Western perception of minimalist “Zen” architecture, these temples are encrusted with brightly painted carvings. The most famous of these is the “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” panel, but I found some of the lesser-known panels to be more photogenic.
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