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The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem

Day Trip Tour To Nikko From Tokyo

10 hours

The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem

From natural wonders to magnificent UNESCO heritage sites, visit one of Japan's most stunning cities

  • From $116.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 10 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

What you'll do

Journey to Nikkō, a small city nestled in the mountains north of Tokyo. Your host will ensure you don’t miss the splendor of Toshogu Shrine, a 17th-century gem with a stunning five-story pagoda. Nearby, the Buddhist temple of Rinnō-ji stands proud as part of the same UNESCO World Heritage Site, but don’t forget to visit the Taiyū-in Mausoleum next door, built to honor the third Tokugagwa shōgun. You could also take a trip up to the mountains, where Lake Chūzenji drains through Kegon Falls, a 97m natural marvel. Once you leave the forests, quiet the tummy rumblings at a local eatery, where tofu skin and soba noodles are always on the menu, and wash it all down with some locally-brewed sake!

The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem
The scenic & the sacred in Nikkō: Japan’s glittering gem

Where you’ll go

Nikkō is a city of extraordinary beauty, lying on the foothills of gigantic, snow-capped mountains, which are also home to Nikkō National Park, one of Japan’s most spectacular protected areas. With your host by your side, lace-up and tackle some of its mesmerizing walking trails, some of which lead to hidden waterfalls and secret Shinto shrines. In the city itself, you can immerse yourself in centuries of Japanese culture, with two grand mausoleums and an array of Edo relics adding to Nikkō’s rich history. Visit a restaurant recommended by your host and crunch down on some yoba, or tofu skin, a local delicacy, or find some inner peace with the three huge Buddhas at Rinnō-ji, a temple that has stood for more than 1200 years...

    • Meet up with a local host in Tokyo and take the scenic train ride to the city of Nikkō.
    • Explore the historic Edo cultural and religious sites on foot, and take in some spectacular landscapes.
    • Visit the Toshogu Shrine (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Taiyuinbyo Shrine and the Rinnoji Temple.
    • If you’re keen, visit a traditional sake brewery to see how its made. Yes, you can taste it, too!
    • Indulge in authentic Nikkō lunch at one of your host’s favorite spots, and sample some local delicacies.
    • See and walk the city’s National Park and explore some stunning waterfalls, mountains and lakes.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized itinerary
    • 10 hours with a host
    • Return travel from Tokyo to Nikko on Tobu Railway Limited Express
    • Nikko Tourist Pass (bought in advance by host) includes free travel in Nikko and some tourist discounts/ entrance to some ticketed sites
    • Walking experience ( other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • 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)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central Tokyo location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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