In Asakusa looking for the train station to Nikko. We took a quick tourist shot with the Tokyo Skytree in the background -- tallest building in Japan.
Boarding the Tobu Line "tokkyu" limited express train to Nikko. It is about a 1.5 hour trip one-way.
Various video shots from the train to Nikko. I am messing around with a camera feature to link together videos -- I clearly don't know what I am doing.
The train was pretty new and comfortable
On the train to Nikko going by the Tokyo Skytree
Passing the Tokyo Skytree
Random train photo. The neighborhoods along the tracks are kept neat and tidy.
You need to take off your shoes to use the footrest -- very Japanese.
It was nice to see some open space once we were a little ways outside of Tokyo.
The sun is too hot -- pull the curtain.
As we got closer to Nikko, we started to see more hills.
A happy customer arrived at Nikko.
Wondering around downtown Nikko while we waited for the bus to take us to the shrines/temples.
Our first stop -- Taiyuin-byo, a shrine for Iemitsu (a shogun in the 17th century)
Camera bug getting shots for Facebook
The building we right next to a pretty forest area (off limits though!)
Lots of steps too -- Patty had an ankle injury which made things more difficult. She covered a lot of ground though.
Guardian for the shrine
The trees are quite large. Not sure how old they are though...