Nikko - Japan's Kimon

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Tour Number

Activity Level

308056


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Japanese (advanced)

City of Light & Shoguns


Nikko, the word means sunlight or sunshine, is a city located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture. Located approximately 140km north of Tokyo and approximately 35km west of Utsunomiya, the capital of Tochigi, it is a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists, visiting the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Tosho-gu), his grandson Iemitsu (Iemitsu-byo Taiyu-in), as well as the Futarasan Shrine, which dates from the year 767. Elevations range from 200 to 2, 000m. The mountains west of the main city are part of Nikko National Park and contain some of the country's most spectacular waterfalls and scenic trails.

Itinerary

• 07. 00 Meet at Asakusa Tobu Station
• 07. 30 Transfer to Nikko.
• Arrive Nikko Station
• Short walk or bus to Shinkyo Sacred Bridge over Daiyagawa via the Kanaya Hotel
• Cedar Monument, Hohgu Jinja, Murasaki Ishi, Shodo Shonin Statue
• Rinno-ji; Kuromon; Sanbutsudo; Sorin-To; Itowappu Toro; Shoyoen Garden;
• Omotesando to Nikko Tosho-gu; Ichi no Torii; Five Storey Pagoda; Ni no Torii;
Omotemon; San-Jinko; Shinkyu-sha; Suiban-sha; Honchi-do; Tosho-gu Lanterns;
Belfry; and Drum Tower (Koro); Korean Bell (Chosen Gane); Leaping in Lions
(Tobikomi-no Shishi); Yomei-mon; Shin'yo-sha; Kagura-den; Kara-mon; Hai-Den;
Ishi-no-ma; Hon-Den; Goku-Roka; Nemuri-Neko; Sakashita-Mon; Okusha
• Kami-Shindo; Futarasan-Jinja; Do-Torii; Oyako-Sugi; Hai-Den; Bake Toro;
• Futasu-Do; Hokke-Do
• Lunch break.
• Taiyuin; Nio-Mon; Suiban-Sha; Ninten-Mon; Belfry (Shoro and Drum
Tower (Koro); Yasha-Mon; Kara-Mon; Hai-Den; Hon-Den; Koka-Mon; Oku-no-In
• Return to Tobu Nikko Station for 17. 25 transfer to Asakusa (19. 30)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Asakusa Tobu Station (07.00 for 07.30 departure)

End location: Asakusa Tobu Station (19.30 Arrival)

Duration: 10 hours

Transportation

Public transportation

What’s Included

Other: Reserved R/T seat transportation from Tobu Asakusa Station to Nikko, all entrance fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 3000 - Lunch and souvenirs

What’s Extra

Other: Your transfer from your hotel to Tobu Asakusa Station and back, plus lunch

A Recent Review of this tour

Patrick is a wonderful guide...simply the best. He has a depth of knowledge rarely found...loved our day at Nikko!!! His understanding made for a unique travel experience.
James Metz

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