Nikko is approximately 125 km north of Tokyo and it’s about 543m above sea level. It was pretty chilly by evening and we did a mistake by thinking it was going to be like Tokyo’s evening weather, chilly but still bearable. Nikko is on higher grounds so it turned out to be much colder even when there’s no wind. So my two layers (a shirt and a sweater) weren’t quite enough. I was kind of shivering in the evening.
Still, it was a very pleasant trip out of the bustling city of Tokyo. It took us about 2 hrs and 30 mins by rapid train to Nikko from Asakusa station. You can opt for the limited express trains and it’ll take about 100 mins, but the price will be twice as high as rapid.