Full-Day Nikko World Heritage Bus Tour

By JTB Sunrise Tours


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  • Explore Nikko's sights, traditions & culture

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nikko Toshogu shrine

  • Enjoy authentic Japanese lunch

  • Stroll aroud famous Lake in Nikko, Lake Chuzenji

  • Observe one of the Japan's greatest waterfall, Kegon Falls

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Nikko city

  • What's included

    Admission to Nikko Toshogu and Tomozawa Imperial Villa

  • What's included

    Lunch (Vegetarian meals available, please request)

  • What's included

    One-way transport via coach from a pickup location (Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku)

  • What's included

    Return transport to near Shinjuku St. district

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Drinks, bottled water, and snacks

Know Before You Book

  • 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

  • Heavy traffic due to coloured leaves is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road from Oct. 11 to Nov. 6. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period. In such cases, any of the following will be visited instead of Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji: Taiyuuin Mausole

  • Vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking.

  • 1 person available for 2 seats by purchasing 2 seats.

  • Those who are sick or have a fever are not allowed to participate. The cancellation fee will be applied at that time. Fever decision is 99.5F/37.5C or less (Japan standard)

  • For those does not wear a mask, we will require purchase a mask.

What you can expect

Take a journey through Nikko city and explore its rich history and fascinating architecture. Observe the intricate craftsmanship and enriching details at Nikko Toshogu, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, which is one of the greatest water fall in Japan. This bus tour takes you efficiently and directly to Nikko's sightseeing spots which are difficult to visit on one's own using route buses.

Head 87 miles (140 km) north of Tokyo and visit Nikko Toshogu, a Shinto shrine that is part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the elaborate carvings, marvellous architecture, and artistic splendour as you walk through numerous buildings in a beautiful forest setting. Also, the national treasure Yomeimon Gate was once again opened to the public in 2017, after about 4 years of the shrine's large-scale repairs which cost around JPY 1.2 billion (USD 10.4 million). Lay your eyes on the richly coloured structures that have been restored to their former glory.

Break for a delicious Japanese lunch, and after that, making your way to Lake Chuzenji. This is a scenic lake with a circumference of about 25 km and a depth of 163 m, created about 20,000 years ago from an eruption of Mt. Nantai which blocked the valley.

Next, take a hike to the observatory deck located in front of one of Japan’s three greatest waterfalls, Kegon Waterfall, whose water descends from a height of 319 feet (97 m).

Finally, via Tobu Nikko Station, Stop over at Hanyu Parking Area. You may feels like travelling back in time to the Edo Period (1603-1868) there! See the beautiful structures and famous long-established shops dating back to the Edo Period, and enjoy shopping for souvenirs.

Continue to the parts of Tokyo that doesn’t sleep—Shinjuku—where your guide will explain how to return to your hotel. But feel free to experience some of the nightlife of this remarkable area before you go.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Nikko toshogu
  • Sannnai 2301
  • Nikko Tochigi 321-1431

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Keio Plaza Hotel (JTB SUNRISE TOURS DESK) departure at 8:15am
    • 2-2-1 Nishi-shinjuku
    • Shinjuku City Tōkyō-to 160-8330

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