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The historic city of Nikko, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Tokyo. Taken near the famous arched wooden bridge of Shinkyō (神橋) with a Nikon D90 camera, and polarized. The temples are up the hill a bit, over on the right.

From Wikipedia:

"Nikkō (日光市 Nikkō-shi?, literally "sunlight" or "sunshine") is a city in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Approximately 140 km north of Tokyo and 35 km west of Utsunomiya, the capital of Tochigi Prefecture, it is a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists. Attractions include the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikkō Tōshō-gū) and that of his grandson Iemitsu (Iemitsu-byō Taiyū-in), and the Futarasan Shrine, which dates to the year 767. There are also many famous hot springs (onsen) in the area. Elevations range from 200 to 2,000 m.[1] The mountains west of the main city are part of Nikkō National Park and contain some of the country's most spectacular waterfalls and scenic trails.
As of January 1, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 92,181."

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  • Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9856 W: 992 N: 18706] (95034)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-02-03
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-10-01 5:40
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