Explore the scenic shrines and countryside of the Nikko National Park on a day trip from Tokyo. Nikko has been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for centuries and is famous for its natural attractions, wild monkeys and shrines.
- Full-day trip from Tokyo to Nikko National Park
- See the Toshogu Shrine with its impressive wood carvings
- Wander the Tamozawa Imperial Villa
- See the mystical Kirifuri Waterfall
- Japanese lunch (if option selected)
Recent Photos of this Tour
Mt Nantai from Lake ChuzenjiPhoto by: Robin HAustralia, 10 2008
Shogun TemplePhoto by: Ashok02 2013
From inside the Summer House ...Photo by: Alicia H10 2012
Young Couple at NikkoPhoto by: Alicia H10 2012
Sake containers at NikkoPhoto by: Alicia H10 2012
Mr Hara at NikkoPhoto by: Alicia H10 2012
Monk ringing temple bell at ...Photo by: Gregory YUSA, 10 2009
Japanese lunchPhoto by: Robin HAustralia, 10 2008
Wild monkeys preening at ...Photo by: Robin HAustralia, 10 2008
Hear no evilPhoto by: Edward HUSA, 09 2008
Korean BellPhoto by: Edward HUSA, 09 2008
WaterfallPhoto by: Edward HUSA, 09 2008
Sacred BridgePhoto by: Edward HUSA, 09 2008
You'll also visit Nikko, a small city at the entrance to the national park. The highlight here is the world-famous Toshogu Shrine, the mausoleum of the first Tokugawa Shogun. It's a gorgeous complex of colorful structures featuring the superb craftsmanship of Japan's 17th century artisans. Look out for the famous carving of the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil monkeys.Spend some time at the Tamozawa Imperial Villa featuring architecture from the Edo, Meiji and Taisho periods. The villa was originally built as a resting place for Emperor Taisho and has since housed other illustrious guests, most notably the Showra Emperor during World War 2.
Take a break for lunch and afterward, travel to the Kirifuri Waterfall, considered one of the three most beautiful waterfalls in Nikko. The waterfall takes its name from the mist created by the water hitting the rocks below and producing an enchanting fog-like (Kirafuri) quality.
Finish your tour at Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's most popular shopping and entertainment districts. Browse the shopping areas or relax with dinner and a drink at one of the many restaurants (at own expense), before making your own way back to your hotel.
Reviewed by Ashok, February 2013
Very pleased with the service provided by Sunrise Tours. And as for the actual tour, well my 5 star rating says it all. It snowed quite heavily that day, but that added a very special charm to the atmosphere and the temple complex.
Nikko National park day trip comes highly recommended.
Reviewed by Carol O, January 2013
the guide from Sunrise Tours was sensational... way beyond anything ever experienced on tours in last 30 yrs... kept us informed and entertained on the long trip there and back.. temples were excellent as was attention to detail.... good to see some natural beauty as well... stunning scenery...