I’ve been feeling a little burned out on Tokyo lately so I went on a daytrip by myself to Nikko yesterday. Technically Nikko is still part of Tokyo but it feels dramatically different. I treated myself to a direct train with a reserved seat. This cost me around $60 round trip, which is $15 more than it would cost to go the multiple transfer, standing route, and I think it was completely worth it. I fully enjoyed listening to my music and looking out the window for two hours – it might be one of the most relaxing things I’ve done in a while. Here are the photos I took of the traveling part.
I got to Shinjuku station at around 6:45am to buy my train ticket. The train didn’t leave until 7:30 though so until then I browsed a convenience store, bought my eki-bento (see last post), and people watched.
Tomorrow: beautiful, beautiful Nikko.
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