Visit the World Heritage Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Visit the Kegon waterfall, one of the three famous waterfall
Walk along Lake Chuzenji
Experience the Nikko Hot Spring
Taste the famous Castella cake in Nikko
What's included, what's not
Transportation (coach service) for all mentioned itinerary
Entrance fee of Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Entrance fee of Hot Spring (Nikko traditional souvenir will be given if not going)
English/Chinese-speaking tour leader
Hotel pick-up/drop-off service
Know Before You Book
One adult could not bring more than one baby.
Child must be accompanied by adult.
What you can expect
After meeting at 7:45AM, your tour leader will greet you at the Ground floor of Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Shinjuku Nishiguchi Branch next to the Shinjuku JR Station west exit. At 8:00AM, you will depart from Shinjuku to Tochigi prefecture, where Nikko City is located. At around 10:30AM, you will travel to the first stop on your tour, the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. This shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868, known as the Edo Period. You can appreciate the beauty of this shrine complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, whilst learning the interesting stories and legends of the buildings from your guide.
After visiting the Nikko Toshogo Shrine, you will pass through the Iroha Slope. It is famous for its 48 sharp turns along its route, and is portrayed in the animation ”Initial D”. The road is very popular for its autumn leaves in the fall. At 12:30PM, you will arrive at the Kegon Waterfall. This almost 100-meter-tall waterfall is the most famous of Nikko's many beautiful waterfalls. It is even ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful falls, along with the Nachi Waterfall in the Wakayama Prefecture and the Fukuroda Waterfall in the Ibaraki Prefecture.
At 2:00PM, your tour will be separated into two groups, you can choose according to your preference to either walk along Lake Chuzenji, or to experience the Nikko hot spring. Before finishing your tour, you will stop by the Onihei Edo service area, which is the most interesting service area with edo style design and traditional souvenirs. At 6:00PM, you will be dropped back at the Shinjuku Subaru Building, where your tour will end.