Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Winter/Spring 2019

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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M irroring the astounding archi- tecture and ornate decoration visitors often travel to the more northern city of Nikko to appreciate, the ancient shrine is, for many, a tranquil gem in the heart of bustling Tokyo. Under the stony watch of two fierce lion- dogs, visitors enter the magnificent shrine complex through the Sukibei Wall, where gold fa├žades and intricate wood carvings of land, sea, river and mythical creatures hold them spellbound. Guests of the shrine have been doing this for the past 368 years. Tokyo's new tourism brand, "Old meets new," is so appropriate, with the past merging into the future and providing visi- tors with an amazing array of attractions and activities, along with the expected photo and selfie opportunities befitting an ever-changing world-class destination. ARTISTIC ATTRACTIONS With the goal of seeing as many new things as possible in a city we have visited many DREAMSCAPES WINTER/SPRING 2019 12 Editorial & Photography by Steve Gillick TOK YO SURPRISES! A LEISURELY STROLL IN TOKYO'S UENO PARK, WITH ITS WALKING PATHS, CHERRY TREES AND AMAZING MUSEUMS, LED US TO THE FIVE-STOREY PAGODA, A MARVEL BUILT IN 1639. AND ONLY A FEW STEPS BEYOND LAY UENO TOSHOGU SHRINE, DATING BACK TO 1651.

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