like this very action of me writing here in the blog itself is a distraction.
i don't wanna mention what i'm supposed to do, but now i'm distracted, let's just get into it.
at least i'm writing something.
so recounting what i had recently, we had kouyou trip to nikko!
kouyou = foliage. that's what i found from the dictionary.
in short, when people say they are going for 'kouyou', it means they're going to enjoy the awesome view of leaves in orange and red when fall has come.
since it was late october, the best place was apparently Nikko, a place located in Tochigi prefecture, about 2-3 hours drive from here.
2~3 hours when the traffic is normal.
but of course, it's the peak season, just imagining the traffic jam is enough to make you feel tired.
we departed at about half past 9 from saitama, at about noon we exit the highway and entered Nikko, but to reach our destination, Chuuzenji Lake, that took us another hour or so. just that short distance of few kilometers to get over this one mountain!
we made it at the lake and it was already past 2pm. less than 3 hours left before the the sun would set.
the first view i could get after finally getting out of the car, finding the carpark was quite a deal
The shops that lined the road by the lake
Isn't this stunning!
Just me getting all hyped in front of camera
all the leaves have turned red
the fallen ones
i like this lane
Look up and this is above me
The trees that lined the road
Actually this is road going into a jinja
Yellow and Red, my camera color balance seems weird here.
and the boys
So yeah, we still managed to enjoy kouyou. As it turned dark, it was getting really cold, thankfully we had quite a dinner of Naans and lots of chickens in a buffet restaurant. We spent really long time there, maybe the owner already felt we were quite a nuisance. but well, everything went well.