Great day trip from Tokyo. The temple visit in Nikko felt a little rushed there was plenty of time to enjoy Edo Wonderland.
This tour is good. Edo Wonderland is a much if you want to see Geishas and Maikos in their kimonos and Samurai. It's a traditional Japanese theme park where they have shows to enjoy including comedy show in JAPANESE that we didn't understand any word haha! You also get to do Japanese traditional activities.
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!
Massahide Namba Brazil
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
Tyre D USA
Tremendous! The ninja tour is a hidden gem. The live shows and interaction from the performers is top notch. A true highlight of my week long Japan vacation!
Mika the guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Tour itself was a bit rushed. Edo wonder world was delightful but shows were a not very good except for the brilliant Ninja Show.
We had a really nice day and enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was Amy and she was wonderful. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Her attitude and attention to detail really ensured that our day was all that we hoped it would be. Nikko National Park was beautiful and the tour commentary interesting. It was raining when we arrived at Edo Wonderland so some of the shows were cancelled but this didn't really spoil the experience and there were still some shows to go to. We did leave the park before it closed because of the rain and because we were hungry. We were told that time frames on the tour were tight at the start of the day so buy food to eat on the way to the park which we did, so it was no fault of the tour that we were hungry, but seeing that we were hungry we decided to go to the train station a bit early to eat before our train trip back to Tokyo. As we were ready to head back to Tokyo before the designated trip time we asked if we could take an earlier train back and were told one change was allowed which really worked for us as we got back to Tokyo by 7.30pm.
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.
Pacheco Ohana USA
This was our second Viator tour on this trip. Again, Shinjuku Washington hotel where we were staying was the pickup point, which was super-convenient. We were again whisked to Hamamatsucho Bus terminal and transferred to our tour bus. This was a very rushed affair as somehow we were behind schedule from the start. Our tour guide was again very good and knowledgeable. On our way to Nikko, she gave a history lesson, interjecting how many of the events are manifested in current Japanese society. Also, on the way, the air conditioning on the bus became insufficient as the bus was full to capacity. This was exacerbated by the 90 deg F temp and 70% humidity outside. Arriving at Nikko, we were rushed thru the complex at breakneck speed (45 min for the entire facility--essentially non-stop walking). From here, the tourists doing the Edo Wonderland day trip were put on a shuttle bus to Edo Wonderland. Edo Wonderland is a theme park showcasing Japanese culture in the daily lives of Japanese people, with an emphasis on Ninjas and Samurai. Some of the exhibits were a bit bloody (simulated, of course), but were very well done. Several good eating spots in the complex as well. The complex closes at 5pm. We were given bus tickets to the nearest train station, and train tickets back to Shinjuku station, at the conclusion of the Nikko tour, so we knew how we were getting back. We had some time at the train station to explore and found a wonderful onsen right outside. Travelers put their bags in a cubby, remove their shoes, and soak their feet and hands (separate soak area on top) to relax. It was a nice relief from all the walking. Afterward, we got gelato across the street and caught the monorail to Kanda, then transferred to Shinjuku. I would have given this tour 5 stars if the bus had adequate AC and the Nikko tour wasn't so rushed.
The tour was great, a lot of old style Japan. The return to Tokyo however is not for people who need there hand held.
Andy T Singapore
World heritage was beautiful, we love it. Ninja theater was a bit disappointed as we have only short time there looking around. However, the area is definitely worth visiting.
Bertrand L Singapore
It is kind of too rush for the second half at Edo Wonderland. I only had around 2.5 hours to roam. The shows are almost overlapping. It was an experience doing so.
it was a beautiful area and a great and fun guide, only issues we had was having to split from the main tour group and go by public transport to Edo Wonderland
was a wonderful guide and beautiful place we visited but i wish we didnt have to spit from the main group half way through the day to catch public transport to Edo Wonderland
Bit too rushed for my liking, plus you need to make your own way to the Edo Wonderland, so a bit concerning. Also got stuck as they book you on a late train back to Tokyo so you have to wait ages to get home. Edo Wonderland was fun though, and good way to experience a bit of culture.
The first part with the shrines was amazing. I do not recommend Edo Wonderland however. No English guides and solo traveller it was not nice to be the only one who went there, either.
Needs more time at EDO wonderland 2 1/2 hours is not enough to be able to see the shows even if your planning is perfect. Also guests should have an option of having earphone that can translate when you he or she doesn't speak the language