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  • Location:Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

Enhance your experience of Nikko National Park on an enriching full-day excursion from Tokyo. Feast your eyes upon breathtaking countryside, sacred shrines and stunning temples as you explore the region with an accomplished guide. Visit Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site dedicated to Buddhist worship, and hear about the structure’s fascinating history. Opt for the upgrade to pleasure your palate with a traditional Japanese lunch then absorb the natural splendor of Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Tokyo on this comprehensive tour. 


  • Full-day trip to Nikko National Park from Tokyo
  • See the impressive wood carvings and ornate structures of Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Wander the Tamozawa Imperial Villa with an informative guide
  • See the mystical Kirifuri Waterfall from an observation deck
  • Enjoy a Japanese lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup included (selected hotels only), with drop-off at Shinjuku or Ginza stations

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Learn the origins of the proverb 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' on this day trip with stunning scenery and eye-catching shrines.

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What You Can Expect

Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach after morning pickup from your Tokyo hotel and begin the scenic drive the Nikko, a serene city at the entrance of Nikko National Park. 

Head straight to what is unanimously hailed as the park’s most spectacular site, the Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO-listed mausoleum of a revered monarch whole ruled Japan in the 19th century. Marvel at lavish gold-leaf embellishments and opulent chambers during your 1.5-hour exploration of the monument. See iconic carvings depicting the ‘hear no evil’ proverb then revitalize with a delectable Japanese lunch if you selected the option at booking. 

Next, venture to the natural landmark of Kegon Waterfall, a powerful force considered one of the park’s most beautiful waterfalls. Capture the perfect pictures of the falls from a variety of vantage points and feel the refreshing spray of water on your face as you gaze from an observation deck. 

Conclude your tour with some retail therapy at either Ginza or Shinjuku stations, two of Tokyo’s most extravagant entertainment districts. Peruse shops for special souvenirs and refresh with a snack at one of the many eateries (own expense) before making your own way back to your hotel. 

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Customer Reviews

Judith V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This trip was taken in mid-winter, and even then, it was beautiful. It is a long drive to get there, running into traffic jams to get back to Tokyo, but well worth it. Lunch was so-so.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A most wonderful day trip and well organised. We enjoyed our experience very much and the lunch was amazing, a truly Japanese experience. We took the most awesome photos of the park, temples and lake and our guide was positive, friendly and clear in his explanations and organisation for the day. We would recommend this trip because it is so interesting to leave the city and drive out into the beautiful National Park where nature abounds. Loved It.

Breanne K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Anne, our guide was awesome. She kept us entertained the entire bus ride to Nikko. Nikko itself was a lot of fun and definitely worth doing. The shrine was fun to explore, though there were quite a few stairs to get to the memorial itself. Lunch was also a fun experience though there wasn't much time for souvenir shopping afterwards. During winter, the lake was extremely cold and we were happy getting back on the warm bus after 5 minutes! The waterfall was beautiful too. This was our favorite tour in Japan that we did and would recommend it to others. It was nice to get away from the busyness of Tokyo.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Long day in the tour bus, however, it is a definite must see!!! Nikko national park is beautiful even in the winter, the toshogu shrine is absolutely stunning, just make sure you are wearing socks for when you have to take your shoes off in some areas, It and #39;s freezing!

Victoria M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Such a wonderful experience! I would highly recommend the Nikko tour as you get to really see the beauty of Japanese culture. The scenery and temples were beautiful and breathtaking. Our tour guide, Take was very informative and kept us engaged throughout the tour and had a warm personality. We saw wild monkeys that even chased one of the ladies because she got too close while we visited the waterfall and that was one of the most memorable experiences we had.

Janice W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

great day - scenery is spectacular especially the lake. we will go back someday

Matthew D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I booked a tour to Nikko to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, and it did not disappoint! Toshogu Shrine is a beautiful complex, followed by an excellent lunch, and even though it was very cold and windy, the visits to Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Waterfall were great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

the tour was well organized, the tour guide was very helpful and gave us all the needed information. the meal was very special and tasty.

Kevin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Started off a little confusing at the pick up point / transfer bus station once the tour began though the guide and bus driver were excellent . Later in the day the rain spoiled what would have been a outstanding day . All in all a very good value with the staff that day .

Andreas R Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very well organised tour! During the journey, our guide, who has spoken a very good English, gave us some generell info about Japan and Tokyo and our target Nikko. At Nikko, he gives us info during our visit at Toshogu Shrine via radio, after this, we had enough time for ourselves, for taken pictures etc. We also visited Kegon Falls, but not Lake Chuzenji. Instead of this, instead of this we made a stop at Tamozawa Imperial Villa. Thank You for a great day!

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