Who hasn’t heard of a samurai? I for one have always been intrigued by bushido or “the way of the warrior”. If you’re like me, a lovely day trip to Nikko National Park will surely pacify the interest.
Home to the famous and extravagantly decorated Toshogu Shrine, it’s where you will find the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868.
Samurai comes from the Japanese verb 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙪 which means ‘to serve’.