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Nikko Yumoto Onsen

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Nikko Yumoto Onsen

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Yumoto, Nikko 321-1662 Tochigi Prefecture
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Nikko Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Nikko Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Nikko!<br><br>There are many reasons why Nikko is a must-see stop during your stay in Japan. Your private guide will help you efficiently enjoy a full-day tour of this historic, beautiful town.<br><br>Your guide will start your day with a morning pickup at Nikko Station (Tobu or JR). Nikko is one of Japan’s most stunning nature reserves, situated on the incredibly scenic―and hard to reach on your own―Romantic Road.<br><br>Let us know what special requests you have for the day and we will customize your itinerary in advance!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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ggm wrote a review Feb 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii1439 contributions58 helpful votes
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Snow falling, ice sculptures, igloo building contest and fireworks on 1 February 2020 attracted a small crowd, but otherwise Yumoto Onsen is a wonderfully desolate place in winter, unbeatable for solitude if Nikko seems crowded, and the green sulphuric springs are definitely worth a visit. At 1500 meters above sea level, expect snow in the winter, and the road is closed beyond here. Monkeys are reported to forage in the marsh, but we didn't see any.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Madshus wrote a review Feb 2020
Canberra, Australia1253 contributions393 helpful votes
Due to a promotion I got a free bus ticket to Yumoto Onsen. On arrival the only inviting place offering coffee was the visitor centre. The place has lots of hotels but they were not welcoming of non guests. It was very cold and snowy. Perhaps a better place to visit in the warmer months.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Joydg wrote a review Jan 2019
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan27 contributions4 helpful votes
Yumoto is a very small town, further North of NIkko and Lake Chuzenji. On the banks of lake, and on the slopes of Mt Shirane, it is a very peaceful and rejuvenating experience. During Fall, you can visit it on the Nihon Romantic Highway, to view the Autumn colors. Nearby there is Yudaki falls which makes an impressive sight from the observatory at the bottom of the falls. The Onsen water is very relaxing and good for body aches and joint pains. Ski Slopes are for both beginners and intermediary levels.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Soo K wrote a review Nov 2017
Hong Kong, China414 contributions73 helpful votes
Yumoto (湯元) is a small hot spring town about 40 mins drive from Nikko. The town is just next to Lake Yunoko, nestling several ryokans with hot spring baths. You can see hot water bubbling from the grounds of the town and the shore of Lake Yunoko. The lingering sulfur odour is pleasant and not overpowering. The source hot spring is originally emerald green in colour and turns milky-white when exposed to air. The waters are supposed to make your skin lusciously smooth, hence its name Bijin-no-Yu, or “the hot spring of the beauty”. In addition to beautification, the onsen is said to alleviate nerve pain and women’s diseases, in addition to curing fatigue. Grab a small towel to soak in the free foot bath known as “Anyo-no-yu” in the town. A truly relaxing and invigorating soak amidst the tranquil nature and mountains beyond clouds of steam.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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HappyTravelerSarah wrote a review Oct 2017
Singapore, Singapore345 contributions167 helpful votes
Yumoto onsen lake is the last stop on the nikko tobu hop on and off bus at stop 46. It's a good 80 to 90 minutes ride from the nikko station depending on the crowd. It will make sense to at least stay one night at the various onsen hotels if you came all the way up. The lake is beautiful with walking trails so pray for good weather. It's much colder here compared to the base at nikko. We found ourselves at 5 degrees raining weather from the 13 degrees when we boarded the bus. It was freezing cold. Thankfully the weather was better the next day and we could hike around the lake and had a comforting bowl of tempura udon at the eatery by the Lake. There is a rental service for little boats to go onto the lake. We enjoyed the fresh air and tranquillity of the place. Great for a retreat for the soul. Have a great time.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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