I landed at Narita Intl. Aiport around 5pm I'd rather it be in the morning so at least I couldve done a day trip around Tokyo but I didnt consider the time factor when I bought my airfare.
I exchanged monies then hopped on the train to Tokyo. I was so anxious to get to Nikko that I didnt even bother walking around Tokyo. From Tokyo I took the train to Oyama then Oyama to Utsonomiya, from Utsonomiya I had to take the local train to Nikko.
All the confidence I had when I landed evaporated when I got to Nikko. Its past 10pm,theres like only 2 ppl at the train station and they dont speak english. I think I boarded the last bus around town, I went to the driver and pointed my hotel map printout. he gave me a stoic nod and I took my seat. minutes later he stopped, looked at me and nodded. I thanked him and got off the bus.
Now I knew my Ryokan was close to the rivers edge so I just followed the sound. It was dead quiet, theres noone on the streets like theres a curfew in effect. The town felt old with a cozy atmosphere, the houses are side by side like packed sardines though they have fancy rooftops.
I really enjoyed my walk, it was cool and breezy, fresh air and the roaring river. I got a feeling its gonna be gorgeous come daytime. I finally reached the Ryokan http://www.itcj.jp/hdb/309013.html
The lady at the counter greeted me with a big smile, she thought I'd never make it, I thought so too. I cleaned up then went to bed. Big day tomorrow.