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The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

BenReeve Australia (currently) - 14-Nov-23

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

This one was a bit of a surprise. When I originally looked up UNESCO sites in Japan, this didn't come up, I think as there are multiple sites from Le Corbusier worldwide.

We went to Ueno Park (which has an incredible 6 museums and a zoo in the ground, so is well worth a visit), to find the Museum of Western Art, by Le Corbusier, and it was free to enter the grounds and the gallery itself.

I don't have a great understanding of architecture, but I didn't think it was that impressive a building, thouh it was still worth going to to see the works by Rodin, Picasso and Monet inside.

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Nikko

BenReeve Australia (currently) - 14-Nov-23

Nikko

I visited this on a day trip in November 2023.

Easy to access from Tokyo using the JR Pass (just one change), it was well worth the visit.

Nikko has that mystical, Tolkien element to it, coated in moss, and magical on a misty day.

A day was just about enough to see the main shrines, but I wish I'd stayed longer to do some of the walks and see the waterfalls around.

Toshugu Shrine was the most iconic place, especially the walk up to the main shrine, and also the five-storied pagoda at the front.

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