Day trip to Mountainous Nikkō

Mountain springs, traditional temples, scenic forests and sake sipping at a distillery.

  • (1 review)

Day trip to Mountainous Nikkō

Mountain springs, traditional temples, scenic forests and sake sipping at a distillery.

  • (1 review)
  • Private &
    personalised
  • 10 hours
  • From $207.50 per person
  • Walking
  • Public transport
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

You’ll join one of our hosts for a jaunt out of Tokyo explore the beautiful mountainous city of Nikkō, where you’ll discover the natural splendor of the National Park, surrounding forests and waterfalls. This is the ideal experience for outdoor-lovers, but that’s not to say it’s hikers only - maybe you forgot your hiking shoes, happens to the best of us. You’ll visit sacred Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and relics from the Edo Period - these shrines, temples and the surrounding area are actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also just so happen to be in a region renowned for its sake (rice wine), so after you’ve visited the iconic Toshogu Shrine, the ornate Taiyuinbyo Shrine and the Rinnoji Temple, what about a stop at a distillery with your host and sip on some fresh sake whilst sampling the local delicacies of soba (buckwheat noodles) and yuba (tofu skin)? Life is all about balance, after all.

Our Picks

  • Join a host and take the train from Tokyo to the beautiful mountain city of Nikkō

  • Explore an area which is known for its historic Edo cultural, religious sites and beautiful landscapes

  • Visit the Toshogu Shrine (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Taiyuinbyo Shrine and the Rinnoji Temple

  • Soak up the rich culture and history of the area as you explore with your host

  • Perhaps you’d like to visit a sake brewery and learn how the rice wine is brewed - before sampling some (of course you would)

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a spot that’s recommended by your host, and where you can try the local specialty dishes - tofu skin is a lot more delicious than it sounds

  • See the National Park and its famous waterfalls, mountains and lakes

Good to know

What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions other than those included in the pass
  • Transport costs other than those included in the experience
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

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This experience’s reviews

TOKYO, DAY TRIP TO MOUNTAINOUS NIKKōFulvio

4.9 average | 24 reviews

October 2018

Fabulous day trip to Nikko

We had a fantastic time in Nikko with Fulvio! He was a fantastic host for our trip. Fulvio was very knowledgeable about Nikko and the sites. It super nice and super pleasant to spend a day with him - we had great conversations. We will definitely see him out again on out next trip. The highlight was the sake brewery visit!

Review by Anja B

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