- A Nikko Affair
A Nikko Affair
This is a great choice for travelers hoping to combine the natural elements of Japan with the more mysterious, more hallowed notions that Japan holds at its core. There is no shortage of experience when this tour is all said and done, and there is no recollection of Japan complete without a proper affair with the historic Nikko. Before you ever say a word like magnificent, or decadent, or marvelous again, come and confirm the word’s worth with this whole-day tour north of Tokyo.
Please contact us for information about pricing. Please also keep in mind that private transportation for your group can be arranged, no matter the size!
(private vehicle version)
All fees required have been included in this price. This includes lunch, train tickets, entrance fees, bus tickets, and guide fees! It’s all included in the tour.
Access to .
Access on this tour is simplified, as our guides will accompany you the entire way through from start to finish.
The first version of this tour starts at Asakusa Station, so depending on where you are staying in Tokyo, getting here will be different. Please contact us to receive simplified instructions on how to get to this point.
Please note that the private vehicle version of the tour where pick you up anywhere in Tokyo.
Detailed Travel Guide
This begin the journey into the Toshogu Shrine. The lavishly decorated shrine complex consists of more than a dozen buildings set in a beautiful forest. Countless wood carvings and large amounts of gold leaf were used to decorate the buildings in a way not seen elsewhere in Japan, where simplicity has been traditionally stressed in shrine architecture.
Visitors may note that Toshogu contains both Shinto and Buddhist elements. It was common for places of worship to contain elements of both religions until the Meiji Period when Shinto was deliberately separated from Buddhism. Across the country, Buddhist elements were removed from shrines and vice versa, but at Toshogu the two religions were so intermingled that the separation was not carried out completely.
Give a Nikko original taste a try at this popular spot for travelers. Sample some of Nikko’s famous tofu skin, a delicacy and local favorite in the area, boiled into a broth of fresh vegetables from locally sourced farms. This is the proper meal for a day at Nikko, something hearty and warm for the cold months of Japan.
For some, this sound, simple, and serene bridge is often the highlight of a trip to Nikko, and for very good reason. It seems that often the most unintentional of sights stay in your mind the most, and the Shinkyo Bridge may just be that. As the day just begins to darken, this tour captures Shinkyo Bridge at one of its most peaceful moments. Photography is strongly encouraged!
Please note that prices for this tour depend on the amount of participants. Please download the official brochure for this tour for more information.
Lake Chuzenji is a highland lake located in Tochigi. It is 25th largest lake in Japan. Lake Chuzenji’s altitude is 1,269m and because it is a completely naturally formed lake, it is technically the highest lake in Japan. Because of this high altitude, Lake Chuzenji is very cool even in summer and many people visit this lake to enjoy a refreshing summer and camping. There are many restaurants and tourist attractions like boat riding or fishing along the lake, but not so much where there aren’t a few spots left untouched. There are many waterfalls, including the world famous Kegon Falls. The scenery of Lake Chuzenji with Mt. Nantai is truly beautiful, and attracts thousands of eager photographers every year.
There are many waterfalls in Japan, but this is one of those falls that owns such a fascinating backdrop. It is one of the three great falls in Nikko, and one of the three great waterfalls in Japan. Moreover, Kegon Falls is probably the most famous waterfall in Japan. Kegon Falls measures 97 m (326 ft) high, and is about 7 m in width. The water flowing down the falls comes from Lake Chuzenji, and falls at about two tons per second. It sometimes increases tremendously after a heavy rain, creating truly terrifying and fascinating power. It is a grand view indeed.