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our 3rd day in Tokyo: Nikko National Park, Swallows baseball, and the Tokyo Tower - Dadcation
My son and I sat quietly for several minutes on one of the several hundred stone steps we’d climbed to reach the Shinto shrine at Nikko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site northeast of Tokyo. His sisters and mom were putting their shoes back on somewhere behind us. A mountain stream could be heard nearby. We were surrounded by trees, several times older than the two of us combined. Not a person was in sight. Me: “Where, do you think, is the most peaceful place we’ve ever been?” I...