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

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.

Highlights

  • 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)

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, eye-catching shrines and wild monkeys!

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What You Can Expect

Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

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.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Suppose you are given a choice, either Nikko or Mt Fuji tour, I will opt for Nikko tour. Unique attractions, beautiful scenery along the way and good value for your money

Peter B
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

What a beautiful place! It took us a few hours to reach by coach, but it was worth the wait. The shrines and temples here are much more colourful than in Kyoto and the Imperial Villa was very interesting. Loved the visit to the waterfall and were very intrigued by the snow monkeys. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and overall a great day out.

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