Nikko and Kegon Falls World Heritage Day Tour From Tokyo

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Take this guided bus tour to see some of Nikko's most popular sightseeing spots like World Heritage-registered Toshogu Shrine and beautiful Kegon Falls.

Highlights
  • Travel to beautiful Nikkō in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture
  • See some of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikkō" listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the halls and gardens of the Tamozawa Imperial Villa or Rinnoji Temple
  • Marvel at the Kegon Falls, regarded as one of Nikko's finest three waterfalls
  • Get a chance to explore Shinjuku and Ginza upon return to Tokyo

Description

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (Tokyo)

Tour departs by motorcoach at 09:00. The drive to Nikko takes about 160 minutes

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Marvel at the ornate architecture of this famous World Heritage site. Tour includes viewing of Yomei Gate and the Main Hall.

Except Tuesdays: Tamozawa Imperial Villa

This fascinating villa, which is also a National Cultural Treasure, features architecture that spans three different periods -- Edo, Meiji, and Taisho -- as well as a beautiful garden.

Lake Chuzenji

This scenic lake was made when Mount Nantai erupted some 20,000 years ago. We will be spending 10 minutes in this area

Kegon Falls

Beautiful Kegon Falls is one of Nikko's three famous waterfalls.

Return to Tokyo

The tour will return to Tokyo by motorcoach. Tour disbands in Shinjuku and Ginza.

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or be picked up at a hotel in the list that is nearest you. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).

  • We recommend you bring an overcoat or other warm clothing during spring, autumn, and winter.

  • The tour will not be canceled nor refunded.

  • Scheduled time for lunch and arrival is subject to change due to heavy traffic.

  • Audio guidance may not be used if the tour group is less than 15.

  • If a tour participant damages or loses an earphone, s/he may be charged for compensation.

  • Heavy traffic during high season is expected annually on Irohazaka Winding Road (approximately from October 10 to November 08). Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period. In such cases, one of the following will be visited instead of Kegon Falls: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls, or Tamozawa Imperial Villa.

  • This tour involves walking the hills and stairs of Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and sneakers are recommended.

  • Arrival times may be delayed due to traffic conditions as this tour will travel by bus. The bus may make multiple stops at hotels in the Nikko area after sightseeing concludes.

  • Due to repair and restoration work, part or all of Toshogu Shrine's Yomeimon gate may not be visible.

Includes

  • Transportation via an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach

  • General admission

  • English-speaking guide
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Nikko Tour with Lunch

Duration: 10:30 - 11:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Transportation via an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach / General admission / Lunch / English-speaking guide

Schedule

Starting time: 08:15 - 09:00 (Show more)
  • 08:05

    Meet at Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel

  • 08:15

    Bus Ride to Nikko (160 minutes)

    Relax and enjoy this scenic drive to the mountain town of Nikko.

  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine (90 minutes)

    Marvel at the ornate architecture of this famous World Heritage Site. This tour includes viewings of Yomei Gate and the Main Hall. This 400 year old shrine houses the remains of Edo period's founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa.

  • Lunch

    Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant. (Lunch plan only)

    *Vegetarian, wheat free, or soy bean free meals available upon request.

  • Lake Chuzenji (10 minutes)

    Created by an eruption of Mt. Nantai, this lake is a symbol of Nikko.

  • Kegon Falls (30 minutes)

    Known as one of Japan's 3 great waterfalls, Kegon Falls towers an impressive 97 meters and gushes water from Lake Chuzenji.

  • Hanyu Parking Area (20 minutes)

    A popular rest area for travelers and tourists which features structures resembling those that are built during the Edo Period. See shops which date back to this fascinating era in Japanese history.

  • 16:30

    Tobu Nikko Station Drop-off

    Guests who want to disembark at the Tobu Nikko Sation may do so.

  • 19:00-19:30

    Tour Ends at Shinjuku Station

  • 08:50

    Check-in at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

  • 09:00

    Bus Ride to Nikko (160 minutes)

    Relax and enjoy this scenic drive to the mountain town of Nikko.

  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine (90 minutes)

    Marvel at the ornate architecture of this famous World Heritage Site. This tour includes viewings of Yomei Gate and the Main Hall. This 400 year old shrine houses the remains of Edo period's founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa.

  • Lunch

    Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant. (Lunch plan only)

    *Vegetarian, wheat free, or soy bean free meals available upon request.

  • Lake Chuzenji (10 minutes)

    Created by an eruption of Mt. Nantai, this lake is a symbol of Nikko.

  • Kegon Falls (30 minutes)

    Known as one of Japan's 3 great waterfalls, Kegon Falls towers an impressive 97 meters and gushes water from Lake Chuzenji.

  • Hanyu Parking Area (20 minutes)

    A popular rest area for travelers and tourists which features structures resembling those that are built during the Edo Period. See shops which date back to this fascinating era in Japanese history.

  • 16:30

    Tobu Nikko Station Drop-off

    Guests who want to disembark at the Tobu Nikko Sation may do so.

  • 19:00-19:30

    Tour Ends at Shinjuku Station

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Nikko Tour without Lunch

Duration: 10:30 - 11:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Transportation via an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach / General admission / English-speaking guide

Schedule

Starting time: 08:15 - 09:00 (Show more)
  • 08:05

    Meet at Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel

  • 08:15

    Bus Ride to Nikko (160 minutes)

    Relax and enjoy this scenic drive to the mountain town of Nikko.

  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine (90 minutes)

    Marvel at the ornate architecture of this famous World Heritage Site. This tour includes viewings of Yomei Gate and the Main Hall. This 400 year old shrine houses the remains of Edo period's founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa.

  • Lunch

    Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant. (Lunch plan only)

    *Vegetarian, wheat free, or soy bean free meals available upon request.

  • Lake Chuzenji (10 minutes)

    Created by an eruption of Mt. Nantai, this lake is a symbol of Nikko.

  • Kegon Falls (30 minutes)

    Known as one of Japan's 3 great waterfalls, Kegon Falls towers an impressive 97 meters and gushes water from Lake Chuzenji.

  • Hanyu Parking Area (20 minutes)

    A popular rest area for travelers and tourists which features structures resembling those that are built during the Edo Period. See shops which date back to this fascinating era in Japanese history.

  • 16:30

    Tobu Nikko Station Drop-off

    Guests who want to disembark at the Tobu Nikko Sation may do so.

  • 19:00-19:30

    Tour Ends at Shinjuku Station

  • 08:50

    Check-in at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

  • 09:00

    Bus Ride to Nikko (160 minutes)

    Relax and enjoy this scenic drive to the mountain town of Nikko.

  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine (90 minutes)

    Marvel at the ornate architecture of this famous World Heritage Site. This tour includes viewings of Yomei Gate and the Main Hall. This 400 year old shrine houses the remains of Edo period's founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa.

  • Lunch

    Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant. (Lunch plan only)

    *Vegetarian, wheat free, or soy bean free meals available upon request.

  • Lake Chuzenji (10 minutes)

    Created by an eruption of Mt. Nantai, this lake is a symbol of Nikko.

  • Kegon Falls (30 minutes)

    Known as one of Japan's 3 great waterfalls, Kegon Falls towers an impressive 97 meters and gushes water from Lake Chuzenji.

  • Hanyu Parking Area (20 minutes)

    A popular rest area for travelers and tourists which features structures resembling those that are built during the Edo Period. See shops which date back to this fascinating era in Japanese history.

  • 16:30

    Tobu Nikko Station Drop-off

    Guests who want to disembark at the Tobu Nikko Sation may do so.

  • 19:00-19:30

    Tour Ends at Shinjuku Station

Being a solo traveller it's great to be able to participate in tours like this awesome day tour to Nikko from Tokyo.. I had a wonderful time and highly recommend it.

Jeannette A Jackson

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  • (For Check-In) Keio Plaza Hotel JTB Sunrise Tours / Experience Japan Check-in Counter (2-2-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo  ) Time: 08:05:00

  • (For Check-Out) Shinjuku Station (新宿区西新宿1-1-3 1) Time: 19:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Keio Plaza Hotel JTB Sunrise Tours / Experience Japan Check-in Counter (2-2-1, Nishishinjuku , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo  ) Time: 08:05:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Shinjuku Station (新宿区西新宿1-1-3 1) Time: 19:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Time: 08:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) Shinjuku Station (新宿区西新宿1-1-3 1) Time: 19:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Time: 08:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Shinjuku Station (新宿区西新宿1-1-3 1) Time: 19:00:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
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  • The tour schedule is subject to change due to traffic conditions, weather, or other operational reasons.

  • As the tour uses a bus for the entire itinerary, arrivals at each site may be delayed due to traffic.

  • An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu. However, this may not apply if there are less than 15 participants. A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged.

  • If the minimum number of participants is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled. If the number of participants is 35 or less, seats on the bus may not be assigned.

  • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions. Tour: An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating. An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well. If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.

All Packages
  • Heavy traffic due to autumn foliage viewing is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road from Oct. 11 to Nov. 6. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period. In such cases, one of the following will be visited instead of Kegon Falls: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls, or Tamozawa Imperial Villa. This may also occur out of the designated period due to road conditions. No refunds will be issued as a result of changes.

All Packages
  • Vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking.

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Reviews

Being a solo traveller it's great to be able to participate in tours like this awesome day tour to Nikko from Tokyo.. I had a... wonderful time and highly recommend it. more

Jeannette A Jackson

Excellently organised tour.. very good tour guide... enjoyed every bit of the tour... unfortunately due to heavy rains and mist co...uld not see Kegan Falls... more

Nishant Gupta

Our guide Take San made the trip very enjoyable and informative. The shrine was spectacular.also the lunch was superbe. A great... trip overall. more

Kathleen Kelleher

Our host (Dice) was a fastastic and pleasant person. Took great care to connect even before check in until we checked out. I staye...d with my family (parents and children) and they loved it.

It was like a home. Well maintained.

Very convenient location to catch a train or taxi or bus. Most importantly located very close to many tourist attractions as well. Saves time!!
more

Uday

This was a great tour. The guide was humorous and the spots were well chosen. The only downside was that I wish there was more tim...e, because it felt like we were racing to get through as many spots as possible. If I were to visit Nikko or another "outside of Tokyo" site again, I'd probably plan to stay overnight because there is just too much to see in a single day. more

Albert

The guide i have to mention that was very nice. The day to Nikko was very nice. The story of three monkeys was very impressive for... me. To Kirifuri Falls was a little bit cold beacause i was in 29 th december, but it was a spectacular view. more

Bubulete Ioana

The temple was amazing but you can easily get there by bullet train on your own. The tour is really rushed. You get very little ...time at every stop and feel like you missed out on a lot of things. The Japanese lunch was absolutely incredible, very tasty and a neat experience. The waterfall was a let down. They take you to the free viewing deck and you have 15mins to take photos, walk around and use the washrooms. On our way to the washroom we saw that we could have paid to go down to a lower viewing deck and face the water fall. We would have liked to do that but weren't told it was available and wouldn't have had enough time for it anyways. Go to the temple on your own, it's walkable from the train station. The waterfall is out of the way and would be tough to get to without a car rental. The guide was delightful and provided a lot of information about Japanese culture, customs and the people. Get ready for a long day on a bus. Be on time. more

Barb

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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