10 mins walk to the station
30 minute train ride
Buy eki-ben (station bento) and a present for jii-chan
30 minute shinkansen ride into Tokyo (bullet train - exciting because we get to ride the MAX)
2hrs 30 mins shinkansen ride
1hr 10 mins super express train
10 minutes car ride
We left just before 10am and arrived around 4 pm, at least the trains are air conditioned! Anyway, we had a great time at the in-laws and I will update you in due course, I have a pile of emails and a couple of orders to sort through first....