Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach after morning pickup from your Tokyo hotel (in 2018, departure locations are limited), 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 17th 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, and then revitalize with a delectable Japanese lunch if you selected the option at booking.
Next, venture to the natural landmark of Kegon Waterfall. Capture the perfect pictures of the falls from a variety of vantage points, including the observation deck.
Conclude your tour with some retail therapy at either Ginza or Shinjuku stations (Shinjuku only in 2018), two of Tokyo’s most extravagant entertainment districts. Peruse shops for special souvenirs (own expense), and refresh with a snack at one of the many eateries (own expense) before making your own way back to your hotel.