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Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour :World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu,Lake Chuzenji,Kegon Falls

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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 Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. Enjoy round-trip coach transport.
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2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, JapanDeparture time 8:15am Keio Plaza Hotel, JTB Sunrise Tours Check in Counter, Main Building 3rd Floor
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    Kegon Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
  • 2
    Nikko Tosho-gu
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
  • 3
    Lake Chuzenji
    Stop: 10 minutes -
You'll end at
1-chōme-7-2 Nishishinjuku
1-chōme-7-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, JapanNear Shinjuku station, West Exit
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  • Experience Nikko National Park’s natural beauty, wildlife, and hot springs
  • Behold Tosho-gu, a 17th-century shrine and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a savory Japanese lunch (extra charge)
  • Round-trip transportation from central Tokyo
What to Expect
Begin your day with a morning pickup from Keio Plaza Hotel. Enjoy a scenic drive to Nikko, a small, mountainous city that was once an important center of Shinto and Buddhist worship. Today it’s the gateway to Nikko National Park, a stunning nature reserve famous for its forest-covered mountains, wild monkeys, and hot springs. It's a popular stop on the Romantic Road, an off-the-beaten-track rural trail full of ruggedly beautiful sightseeing spots. Stop to peek at Tosho-gu, an ornately decorated 17th-century Shinto pagoda and mausoleum, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the origin of the “see no evil” monkeys, who are represented in carvings on the shrine. Enjoy an authentic Japanese lunch if you've opted for the upgrade. Next, travel to Lake Chuzenji, whose picturesque waters are contained by a crater formed by a sacred volcano’s ancient eruption. Standing on an observation deck overlooking the scenery, you’ll see where the lake cascades over the hillside and erupts into a fog-like mist, forming Kegon Waterfall, one of the park’s most beautiful sights. On your way back into Tokyo, stop at at one of Tokyo’s most extravagant entertainment districts for some souvenir shopping before making your own way back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
KEIO PLAZA HOTEL TOKYO, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
Departure Time
8:15 AM
Return Details
1-chōme-7-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan
  • Round-trip coach between Tokyo and Nikko National Park
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch (if "Lunch Included" option selected at checkout)
  • Entry/Admission - Kegon Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Nikko Tosho-gu
  • Lunch (if "No Lunch" option is selected at checkout)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour will depart regardless of weather or traffic conditions, unless you are notified otherwise by the local operator. Viator and your local tour operator will not be responsible for necessary itinerary changes due to unforeseen circumstances
  • In October and November, heavy traffic due to autumn leaves is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period and instead one of the following attractions will be visited: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls or Tamozawa Imperial Villa
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The alternative plan outlined above may be used even outside of the designated period due to road conditions or other reasons. No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes.
  • Children up to 5 years old may join free of charge, but will not be provided with bus seats. If a seat on the bus is required for the child, please make a booking at the child rate.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking.
  • An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu Shrine. However, if there are 15 or fewer participants, earphone guides may not be used. A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged by a participant.
  • The tour will walk up and down steps and hilly paths at Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls. Be sure to wear shoes and clothing which are comfortable to walk in.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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The trip started well with great weather for the day. It snowed the previous day. We even got to see a beautiful view of Mt Fuji on thw way to Nikko. The guide Take-san was excellent and gave us lots of insights into the places we were going. He was great at quietly making
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I highly recommend this tour. Breath-taking sceneries. Kudos to our Fil-Japanese tour guide, AI, for making it worthwhile experience. She was very knowledgeable of this tour.
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It was an absolute lovely tour. The stops were long enough. We had time to visit and all. We even had time on our own. The food was good too. Very various. I read some bad reviews about the lunch. But honeslty it was nice. We had variety of little meals. Very nice and tasty. The
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Excellent guide who gave many insights to Japanese culture and history. Food was also very good and overall atmosphere was pleasant
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Our trip to Nikko was well organised and the Toshogu shrine and surrounding cedar forest were simply stunning. It was a sunday, so we were expecting crowds which meant our visit to Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls was delayed until late afternoon when the sun was going down. That
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I didn’t understand the guide his English was good but the pronunciation was terrible It’s a half day tour but it
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Very kind and knowledgeable tour guide Great organization even if lot of people Amazing event, real plus to have
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Mexico City, Mexico
Ghibli museum
The guide Niu was excellent and kind. But I would like to expend more time in the Ghibli museum instead of
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Great experience with perfect host
We had a brilliant day at the Sumo. Everything was simple and well organised and our tour guide was wonderful -
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Highly recommended
I highly recommend this tour. Breath-taking sceneries. Kudos to our Fil-Japanese tour guide, AI, for making it
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Alingsas, Sweden
Wonderful day at sumo arena
I was a little bit worried to find the meet up point, because it could have been explained a little better, but I
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Great event, seats, and service from travel agency!
If you can come watch a sumo match, I would highly recommend it. The view, the history, the atmosphere is amazing.
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Lisa B
Best live show in Tokyo
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Was great , event mount fuji covered by cloud . But great full we got the snow raining . Cause in our country we
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Friendly tour guide, and experience depends on amount of snow
Although we weren’t able to see most of mt Fuji (only made it to station 1), the tour guide was very informative.
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Great Experience
I had a lovely experience visiting the sumo tournament last weekend. It was informative and fun and I can
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It’s really hard to rate this tour
The tour guide was very good and the level of organisation was high. There is no other easy way to get around to
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Tim D
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Amazing night in Gion. Thanks Yuki
One of the highlights of our 4 week trip around Asia. Yuki was an amazing guide. Highly recommended. We met
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  • Duration: 11h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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