Day Tour

Nikko World Heritage 1-Day Tour: Nikko Toshogu shrine, Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji

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  • Shrine
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  • Full Day
  • Pick up

per person USD 145

The guide will lead participants on a tour of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, registered as a World Heritage Site, while telling them about its rich history. After about 4 years of the shrine's large-scale repairs which cost around JPY 1.2 billion (USD 10.4 million), the national treasure Yomeimon Gate was once again opened to the public in 2017. Lay your eyes on the richly colored structures that have been restored to their former glory.

Day 1: Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo


Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Check-in Counter 

Please arrive by 8:05. The bus will depart at 8:15.


[Access] 5 minutes on foot from Shinjuku Station West Exit (JR Lines, Subway), or 1 minute on foot from Tochomae Station B1 Exit (Toei Oedo Line)

*Customers who are late for the departure time will have their bookings cancelled. Please leave plenty of time to reach the meeting location.


08:50 - 09:00a.m.       

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Please arrive by 8:50. The bus will depart at 9:00.


Access to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal:

A 1-minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station (JR Line or Tokyo Monorail) or Daimon Station (Toei Asakusa Line or Toei Oedo Line)

The tour meeting location is inside the World Trade Center Annex on the 1st floor (Bus Terminal). Take the stairs down from the 2nd floor concourse.


Nikko Toshogu Shrine  (90 min)

Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its lavish decorations and ornate details. This 400-year-old shrine houses the remains of Edo period's founder, Ieyasu Tokugawa. Enjoy seeing the traditional beauty of the main hall, as well as the sleeping cat and 3 monkey carvings.


Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.

If you would like a vegetarian menu, please inform us at the time of reservation.


Lake Chuzenji  (10 min)

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


Kegon Falls  (30 min)

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


The charge to take the Kegon Falls elevator is not included in the booking price. Admire the waterfall from the observation deck facing the falls free of charge.



4:30 - 5:00p.m.           

Hanyu Parking Area

The Hanyu Parking Area is a rest area along the highway which creates a close representation of an Edo Period town.

See the beautiful structures and famous long-established shops dating back to the Edo Period, and enjoy shopping for souvenirs.

Depending on road conditions, the tour may stop at a different parking area (rest area) instead of the Hanyu Parking Area. In this case, please note that the different rest area will not be a representation of an Edo Period town.


Tobu Nikko Station  (20 min)

Stop at Tobu Nikko Station.

Tour ends for those who wish to end the tour here.


Participants will head to their next destinations on their own from Shinjuku, but the guide will explain how to go back to hotels.


7:00 - 7:30p.m.           


This tour disbands upon arrival near Shinjuku Station West Exit. Please head to your next destination on your own from Shinjuku.

Departure Date

Jan.2-Feb.28, Jun.1-29, Sep.2-30, Nov.2-Dec.21:Tue., Wed., Fri., Sun. / Jul.1-Aug.31:Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. / Jan.1, Mar.1-May.31, Oct.1-31, Dec.23-31: Daily


Lunch included *Vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking.


English-speaking guide service included.

Pick up and Drop off

Pick-up: Not Available. / Drop-off: Not Available.

Minimum Participants Required

1 person


Heavy traffic due to colored leaves 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.


The alternative plan outlined in Remark #3 above may be used even outside of the designated period (Oct. 11~Nov. 6) due to road conditions or other reasons. 
No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes.


The tour will walk up and down steps and hilly paths at Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.


An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu Shrine. However, if there are 15 or fewer participants, earphone guides may not be used. A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged by a participant.


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


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


Depending on road conditions, the tour may stop at a different parking area (rest area) instead of the Hanyu Parking Area. In this case, please note that the different rest area will not be a representation of an Edo Period town.


[Bus Company] Bus company used will be one of the following. 
Fuji Kyuko Kanko Co., Ltd.; Fuji Express Co., Ltd.; KM Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Hato Bus Co., Ltd.; Tokyo Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co., Ltd.; Heisei Enterprise Co., Ltd.; Amore Kotsu Ltd., Tokyo Bus Co., Ltd.; Toto Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Chuo Kanko Co., Ltd.; or Tokyo Limousine Co., Ltd.

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Infant Single Supplement
01/01/2018 12/31/2018 Tokyo $ 145 $ 73 $ 0 $ 0
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare as below. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice 100% of the tour fare, 1 day prior to the starting date of the tour 40%, 7 to 2 days prior, 30%, 8 days or more days prior, no charge. Cancellation period is based on Japan local time. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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