We split from the parents today and headed to Nikko. They had already gone there on a different trip so they opted to holoholo around the city instead. We started off bright and early (5:45) to catch the Asakusa train to Nikko. It took about 2 1/2 hours to get there on the slower train so we wanted to get an early start. Remember how I was complaining on how hot and humid it's been? This is the temperature when we got there.
We jumped on a bus to the Rinnouji Temple since it was raining and spent a couple of hours there
Thank goodness it started clearing up shortly after we got there
A lot of school kids where there on an excursion too
Did you know that the three wise monkeys (hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil) were created in Nikko??
I think we needed more than a day in Nikko. By the time we were out of the temple it was almost time to head back to Tokyo. We had to meet the parents for dinner at 5. There's lots of cool waterfalls and onsens around the area but you gotta take an hour bus ride to get there.
Not sure what's in store for tomorrow, might be a shopping day since it's gonna be our last full day here :(