Nikko Highlights

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A nature and culture lover's dream
From¥81,180
A nature and culture lover's dream
From¥81,180
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  • Toyota Alphard 1-5 People, 2-6 SuitcasesStart Time: 08:00
  • Hiace Grand Cabin1-8 People, 9 SuitcasesStart Time: 08:00
  • Hiace Luxury Cabin1-8 People (with 6 premium leather seats and 2 foldable seats), 9 SuitcasesStart Time: 08:00
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1 Day (12 Hours)
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Tokyo
Nikko

Pricing

All prices are per group (irrespective of the number of people) and include only the vehicle cost, driver fee, highway tolls/ parking fees. Lunch/ dinner/ incidental expenses & tickets etc. are not included.
You will be shown the option add an expert level guide and other additional available services prior to payment. All prices are inclusive of tax and credit card fees. No hidden charges.
Bookings can be made up to 72 hours before the listed departure time. A credit card will be required (and authorized for the tour amount) to make a booking, but it will only be charged once our team has confirmed the availability of your requested date.

 

Itinerary

Please choose any 3 destinations out of the following options. You will be asked to type in your selected 3 options during the booking process. You may leave this blank if you have not yet decided.
We will pick you up from your accommodation at the beginning of the tour and drop you back at a location of your choosing (within Tokyo) after the tour. Please make sure to fill in the correct accommodation (and address) when booking the tour.

 

Option 01: Nikko Toshogu Shrine (Recommended)

Toshogu Shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. Ieyasu is enshrined at Toshogu as the deity Tosho Daigongen, “Great Deity of the East Shining Light”. Initially a relatively simple mausoleum, Toshogu was enlarged into the spectacular complex seen today by Ieyasu’s grandson Iemitsu during the first half of the 1600s. The lavishly decorated shrine complex consists of more than a dozen buildings set in a beautiful forest. Countless wood carvings and large amounts of gold leaf were used to decorate the buildings in a way not seen elsewhere in Japan, where simplicity has been traditionally stressed in shrine architecture. Visitors may note that Toshogu contains both Shinto and Buddhist elements. It was common for places of worship to contain elements of both religions until the Meiji Period when Shinto was deliberately separated from Buddhism. Across the country, Buddhist elements were removed from shrines and vice versa, but at Toshogu the two religions were so intermingled that the separation was not carried out completely.

Entrance fee (separate from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults : JPY1,300 per person / Elementary-Middle School JPY450 per person

Option 02: Kegon Waterfall (Recommended)

The almost 100 meter tall Kegon Waterfall (Kegon no taki) is the most famous of Nikko’s many beautiful waterfalls. In fact, it is even ranked as one of Japan’s three most beautiful falls, along with Nachi Waterfall in Wakayama Prefecture and Fukuroda Waterfall in Ibaraki Prefecture. Kegon Waterfall is the only exit for the waters of Lake Chuzenji. It can be seen from a free observation platform that is easily accessible on foot, as well as from a paid platform at the base of the falls. The paid platform is accessed via a 100 meter deep elevator and offers the more impressive views. The sight of Kegon Waterfall in combination with Lake Chuzenji can be enjoyed from Akechidaira Observatory, which is accessible by ropeway from Akechidaira Plateau.

Option 03: Lake Chuzenji (Recommended)

Chuzenjiko is a scenic lake in the mountains above the town of Nikko. It is located at the foot of Mount Nantai, whose eruption blocked the valley below, thereby creating Lake Chuzenji about 20,000 years ago.

Option 04: Ryuzu Falls

Ryuzu Waterfall means “dragon head waterfall” in Japanese. The name comes from the shape of the falls, which resembles the head of a dragon. The waterfall is located on Yukawa River, shortly before the river discharges into Lake Chuzenji.

Ryuzu Waterfall is anked by many trees which turn yellow and red during the autumn leaf season, adding to the fall’s ery, dragon-like appearance. Probably because of its shadowy location, Ryuzu Waterfall is one of the best spots in Nikko to see autumn colors.

Option 05: Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway (Nikko Monkey Mountain)

Monkeys play a very important role in Nikko’s cultural and spiritual history. Culturally they hold a very special position in Japanese folklore and spirituality, in fact, the legend of the three wise monkeys has its origins here. For those uninitiated the monkeys embody the famous principle of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” which many believe to represent the qualities of being of good and pure mind, speech and action. If you look closely during your visit to Toshogu shrine you’ll see the three figures looking over you as you wander through the grounds. They are Japanese macaques, a common species in Japan and a species you can still see here at Nikko’s Monkey mountain.

Meet the macaques firsthand at Osarunoyama Monkey Park and in the wider Nikko area by catching the Kinugawa Onsen ropeway which hits an impressive 300 meter altitude after just three and a half minutes.

Entrance fee (separate from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults : JPY1,100 per person / Children :  JPY450 per person

Option 06: Kinugawa Hotel Mikazuki Onsen

Nestled in a remote valley behind the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture sits Kinugawa Onsen, a rustic onsen town that houses a collection of traditional style onsens. Kinugawa Hotel Mikazuki is one of the best resort hotels situated by the Kinugawa Valley and is designed to match the surrounding natural beauty. Mikazuki provides the ample choice of Onsen including whitened color bathing and clear and colorless bathing in a public bathing area.

Entrance fee (separate from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)> price depends on the season and type of bath.

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Amber N.

Group Traveller

Loved it. Nikko is a lovely place to visit & japan private tour made it a properly perfect trip. loved it! recommend!

January 9, 2019
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