Nikko World Heritage Day Trip

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Tour Number

Activity Level

406717


Categories

Religious Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Walking in sacred and spiritual woods


Nikko is in a national park that lies north of Tokyo. It includes Japan's most famous waterfall "Kegon Waterfall" and "Lake Chuzenji", which were created by a volcanic eruption around 20, 000 years ago.

Nikko is famous for the elaborate shrines and temple on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Especially, Toshogu Shrine is incredibly gorgeous. It is dedicated to the deified spirit of the founder of current Imperial Palace, Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of the Edo Military Government from the 17th to the mid 19th century.

You can enjoy appreciating breathtaking architecture, walking in woods of old trees, and Nikko's delicious specialty, soy-milk skin "yuba".

A two-hour express train ride takes you to Nikko.
You might feel miraculous power from nature and something spiritual from Toshogu Shrine.
Nikko is a recommendable place for those who want to shun busy Tokyo and learn a part of Japanese history.

(note)
This tour is delivered on weekdays only to avoid a traffic jam.

Itinerary

*This is for JR Pass user. A customized tour for travelers who don't use the JR Pass is available. Please send me a message for the customized tour.

8:00 hotel meet
8:28 Tokyo Station
10:21 Nikko Station
11:20 Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Fall, Toshogu Shrine
16:40 Nikko Station
18:20 Tokyo Station

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: 1: Shinkansen platform 2: JR EAST Travel Service Center in Tokyo Station

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: Shinkansen Platform inTokyo Station

Duration: 10 hours

Transportation

Shinkansen Bullet Train, local train, bus

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Admission Tickets

Other: -Tokyo Station
-all arrangement for the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8000 JPY - *your transportation fare (approx. JPY 2,000 for bus)
*entrance fees (JPY 1,300 for Toshogu Shrine / JPY550 for Kegon Fall)
*lunch (JPY 1,500-2,000)

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -drop off at Tokyo Staton
-When your party is larger than 6 people, or when you don't visit Kegon Water Fall, please send me a message. I will create a customized tour for you.

-Most shops and restaurants are available for credit cards, but some smaller ones are for cash only.

Restrictions

I don't drive. My tours are always based on public tranportation, but I use a taxi when needed.

A Recent Review of this tour

Eriko was great. Very organized, well versed in the history and sites of our tour, and interested in us and our interests. She was fluent in English and explained everything in detail. We recommend her without reservation and would definitely use her if we visit Tokyo again.
Vickie Bath

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Private tour guide Eriko

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