- Full-day trip from Tokyo to Nikko National Park, the Toshogu Shrine and Edo Wonderland
- Learn about the venerable Toshogu Shrine from your knowledgable local guide
- See the famous carving of the three wise monkeys depicting ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’
- Take in the natural beauty of Nikko National Park and look for wild monkeys
- Step into the past with a visit to Edo Wonderland, a 17th-century theme park
- Watch performances of traditional Japanese theater as well as samurai and ninja demonstrations
- Rent ninja, samurai or geisha costumes to wear
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What You Can Expect
Other highlights include the Yomeimon Gate, the five-storied pagoda, and an ornate karomon gate (an architectural feature symbolizing authority). The entire complex is part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It lies within scenic Nikko National Park, known for its natural beauty and wild monkeys.
Bid farewell to your guide after your tour of Toshogu Shrine and continue on your own for lunch (own expense) in Nikko before taking Edo Wonderland's complimentary shuttle to the historical amusement park. Travel back in time to the Edo period (1603-1868) as you walk through Edo Wonderland’s streets, designed to resemble Tokyo in the 17th century. Pass by samurais, ninjas and geishas and join the fun by renting period costumes, or simply snap photos with the costumed actors. Six theaters feature performances of traditional Kabuki theater, ninja and samurai demonstrations, and shadow picture shows – a precursor to today’s popular Japanese anime.
After a couple of hours at Edo Wonderland, return to Tokyo by bus and train following the clear instructions provided to you.
Good trip, very nice guide and good comfortable bus. It was a long trip, that was the only downside, but we have seen some Amazing views here. Edo wonderland is also fun, especially for my 8 year old son!
Edo Wonderland was a great experience. The ninja shows are a must-see.
Edo Wonderland really lives up to its' name. Beautiful and amazing place!
Nikko has a very gorgeous shrine extremely rich in details. Edo Wonderland is fantastic. Overall great experience. Highly recommended.
THIS TOUR IS EXCELLENT! THE RAIN SPOILD A BIT INSIDE THE PARK BUT OVERALL WAS FANTASTIC!. ITS A EXPERIENCE SEEING THE GEISHA and PLAYING NINJA IN THIS PARK. IF YOU HAVE KIDS OF FAMILY TRAVELING IN JAPAN, THIS TOUR IS ONE I RECOMMEND. I'LL TELL YOU, IT MAKES YOU FEEL YOUR ARE IN THIS EDO ERA. THE TOUR TIME WAS PERFECT EXCEPT THE FEW RAIN THAT DROPPED WHEN WE ARRIVE IN THE AFTERNOON BUT IT WAS OK COZ IT WAS HOT and HUMID . TRAVELLER: BENJIE FROM SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
This was a very well organised, enjoyable tour. Unfortunately the weather was not good, however we were able to do everything that was planned. Our tour guide was lovely. She gave us a lot of information about the history and culture of Japan which really enhanced our understanding of the places we visited. Thank you very much.
the tour itself was ok.. Nikko National Park was amazing but since we had to hurry to get to Edo Wonderland, it took away from Nikko. Really wanted 2 hours at Nikko before heading to Edo Wonderland. I loved Edo Wonderland - nothing but positive things to say here. Def want to go back.
just fyi.. for future travelers, you only have a tour guide at Nikko National Park. once you leave Nikko you are on your own with other travelers.
Very good tour, but I would have wanted more time in Nikko. I understand that Edo Wonderland closes at 5pm, so we had to hurry, but then the tour should leave earlier, like 8am instead of 9am. Many of us didn't have time to buy a souvenir or visit all we wanted to see. I barely had time to go to the bathroom.
Except for the lack of time, Nikko is one of the most gorgeous places I have seen in Japan and it's worth a visit! Edo Wonderland is also very fun, but I feel like you had to know a fair amount of Japanese to be able to enjoy it. Many of the signs are not in English. But there are a lot of things to do that do not require Japanese knowledge and the atmosphere of the Edo period in itself is worth a trip there. I had lots of fun.
A bit rushed at times and other tour group members were late to the meet ups or made their own plans. Found the temples and shrines interesting and Edo was more a side trip. A warning you are left on your own to get back home so don't miss the last bus from Edo.