We did a day trip from Tokyo to Nikko, which is about two hours train ride away, up in the highlands and is full of Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples. It’s really spectacular; there should definitely be a scene set here in a future Indiana Jones film. I bow-bow-clap-clap-bowed at a Shinto shrine and got a Buddhist prayer thing, so I hedged my bets and covered all bases. Despite Mr Beet’s facial expressions, I tried the local delicacy of yobu (tofu skin).
More photos are available on Mr Beet’s flickr page – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbeet/sets/