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Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142TYO_F300_F308
Explore the scenic shrines and breathtaking countryside of Nikko National Park on a relaxing day trip from Tokyo. Famous for its stunning beauty amid natural surroundings, Nikko has been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for centuries. With an informative guide, visit the ornate complex of Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site decorated with wood carvings and gold leaf. Upgrade for a Japanese lunch, and then take in more sights at Tamozawa Imperial Villa and Kirifuri Waterfall. Enjoy round-trip coach transport, including hotel pickup.

Highlights

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  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
Board a comfortable coach at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal after morning pickup from your selected Tokyo hotel. Then enjoy the drive to Nikko, a small city at the entrance to Nikko National Park — a place of stunning scenic beauty.

The highlight here is the world-famous Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO-listed mausoleum of the first Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan until 1868. This gorgeous complex contains more than a dozen colorful structures featuring the superb craftsmanship of Japan's 17th-century artisans, set amid a tranquil forest.

Spend approx. 1.5 hours exploring the Toshogu Shrine your guide, admiring the lavish gold-leaf decorations and ornate details, including five buildings categorized as National Treasures of Japan. Be sure to look out for the famous carving of monkeys depicting the ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’ proverb.

Take a break for a Japanese lunch (provided, if upgrade selected) and then spend an hour at the Tamozawa Imperial Villa, featuring refined architecture from the Edo, Meiji and Taisho periods. The imperial villa was originally built as a resting place for Emperor Taisho and has since housed other illustrious guests, most notably the Showra Emperor during World War II.

Next, travel to Kirifuri Waterfall, considered one of the three most beautiful waterfalls in Nikko. You have 30 minutes to capture the perfect picture from the observation deck, located directly in front of the 264-foot (80-meter) cascade, which takes its name from the mist created by the water hitting the rocks below and producing an enchanting fog-like (kirifuri) quality.

Finish your tour at Shinjuku or Ginza stations — Tokyo's most popular shopping and entertainment districts. Browse the stores or relax with dinner and a drink at one of the many restaurants (own expense), before making your own way back to your hotel.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or selected hotels in Tokyo
Departure Time:
9am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:

Concludes at Shinjuku approximately 8:00pm


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Tour with Lunch
Code: F300_

Tour to Nikko National Park including lunch

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$130.70
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Tour Only
Code: F300W_

Tour to Nikko National Park

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$116.70
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Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

Inclusions:
  • Round-trip coach to Nikko National Park from Tokyo
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel drop off
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • No refund as itinerary subject to change due to traffic or road conditions
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
    • When the villa is closed (Tuesdays), you’ll visit the Treasure House and the Shoyo-en Garden of Rinno-ji Temple instead. If those are also closed, the tour will visit the Treasure House of Toshogu Shrine instead
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    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Patricia V, September 2014

    Wonderful day. Filled with historical background and magnificent sights of the shrines and holy places. Our guide was knowledgeable and easy to talk with.

    Reviewed by: arkady k, September 2014

    Excellently organized, knowledgeable guide, interesting sites.

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