Hi everyone. I have a silly question (but please free to tell me that I am crazy...).
Just arrived in Tokyo and starting a 7 day JR pass on Wednesday and heading to Osaka that day. I thought, perhaps crazily, of zipping to Nikko - back to Tokyo - onto Osaka all using the JR pass.
I know that seems crazy with a 2 hour trip to Nikko each way (plus travel within Nikko) and a 3 hr journey to Osaka.
If I get an 8am to Nikko, arrive at 10 that might give me until 5pm to return to Tokyo by 7 and then onto Osaka. A couple of questions:
1. What can I reasonably expect to see in Nikko in the time I have (some waterfalls/lakes would be nice and, sacrilege I know, but I'm willing to miss a shrine or two if need be);
2. Luggage - to make this work I would need to check out and take bags to Tokyo station (we are staying at Hilton Tokyo Bay, by Disney so a decent train/bus ride away). Where can I store the suitcases - they are size able and I can't see them fitting in the rail station lockers ? Any ideas?
And, yes, it is a bit crazy but if I can fit a half day at Nikko it's (IMHO) better than not doing so. After all, much if the day is spent in some comfortable Shinkansen trains (hopefully green cars too!).
Would really appreciate your help.