We went to the train station at midnight Dec 21st but the train was delayed about 20 minutes so they arrived on Dec 22nd. Emma was really tired, having had no sleep on the plane and flying in from New York to SFO and then to Narita. Alex did all the navigating!
Took them to the castle, eat sushi and did abit of walkabout. Click on the pictures to see a bigger view. The first picture is how they tied up the trees to protect them from snow load, the second is of Emma with all the tied up trees in the background and the last picture is of paper cranes – tied up on temple walls.