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

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per person USD 142

Cherry blossoms blooming season: Mid-April to the end of April Free unlimited Wi-Fi on the tour bus. This 1-day bus tour from Tokyo takes you to the highlights of Nikko, including World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the beautiful Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji. Enjoy experiencing the nature and long history of Nikko. 1. Enjoy a visit to Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a registered World Heritage Site. 2. Visit Kegon Falls, counted among the greatest waterfalls in Japan. (*Excluding certain tour dates. See Remarks #1) 3. Travel around efficiently to famous sightseeing spots in Nikko.

Day 1: Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo

07:30 - 08:30
Pick-up Service  
This tour can be joined from various meeting points mainly located at major hotels throughout Tokyo.
09:00 -
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal  (160 min) 
Depart from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and head to Nikko by bus.
(Metropolitan Expressway, Tohoku Expressway, Nikko Utsunomiya Road)
Nikko Toshogu Shrine  (100 min) 
Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its lavish decorations, ornate details, and five structures categorized as National Treasures of Japan, and an additional three categorized as Important Cultural Properties. 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.
*Note that parts or all of Yomeimon Gate may be obscured due to repair activity.
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.
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.
19:00 - 19:30
This tour disbands upon arrival near Shinjuku Station West Exit. Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
19:30 - 20:00
This tour disbands upon arrival at Sukiyabashi Intersection in Ginza. Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.

Departure Date

Jan.1 - Mar.19, May 2-Dec.31 :Tue., Wed., Fri.,& Sun. Jan.2, Mar.21 - Apr.30, Oct.21: Daily (except Feb.3, 17, 26, May.3,5,7,17, Jul.16, Aug.11,13, Sep.17, Oct.8,15,17,18, Nov.3,5,26)


1 Lunch. *Vegetarian option available. Please request upon reservation.


English-speaking guide service included.

Pick up and Drop off

Pick-up: 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. 10 to Nov. 8. 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. (2016: Oct. 11 to Nov. 6) (2017: Oct. 10 to Nov. 5)


The alternative plan outlined in Remark #1 above may be used even outside of the designated period due to road conditions or other reasons. No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes.


The temperature will be colder than Tokyo. On tours from autumn to spring, please bring a coat and other warm clothing.


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


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.


(V): Optional meal menus are available for a vegetarian meal, a wheat-free meal, and a soy-bean-free meal.


Yomeimon Gate may be obscured due to repair activity.


 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.


 Please note that due to major repair and restoration work, the sleeping cat carving, three monkeys carving and part or all of Yomeimon Gate will not be visible at Toshogu Shrine. 
*Planned Renovation Periods
Sleeping Cat: June to December 2016
Three Monkeys: June 2016 to March 2017

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
01/01/2017 12/31/2017 Tokyo $ 142 $ 71 $ 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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