Nikko two days tour of enoumous nature and temples

Nature & Outdoor

Kashima H.

4.57
(53) reviews
Nikko
English, Japanese (Native)
2 days
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

This tour is one night, two days tour in Nikko that include various tour spots such as Toshogu shrine, Rinnoji temple of 1st land layer, Akechi

daira, lake Chuzenji, Kegon water-fall, Chuzenji temple of 2nd land layer, Senjogahara, Ryuzu-waterfall of 3rd land layer and

Yunoko-lale, Yunoko-waterfall of 4th land layer. You can enjoy enormous theme park of Nikko for both nature and culture.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your staying hotel in Tokyo

08:00

1st day: To move from Tokyo to Nikko by Shinkansen & local train

10:30

Van service pick up us at JR Nikko station

11:30

Akechidaira view Point & with riding Ropeway

From Akechidaira view point, you can fee overwhelmed landscape of Kegon-fall, Chuzenji lake and surrounding mountains & forest as if it is a picture postcard.

12:30

Kegon waterfall

Thanks to the multiple layers of enormous ground in Nikko area, Kegon -fall was created from which water flow from Chuzenji lake to a lower stage land.

14:00

Lake Chuzenji including cruising

Chuzennji lake is located near Nantai mountain on the altitude of 1269meter. This lake is on the highest place (1269meter) in Japan.

Between around 25k ~ 15k years ago, the large eruption continuously occurred on one of Nikko mountain area and Nantai mountain was created. This collapse of volcanic edifice created current beautiful Chuzenji-lake by damming up two rivers which used to be near Nantai mountain. As the result, two rivers existed in previous stage has become a large lake by a large amount of water accumulated.

16:00

Chuzenji temple

This temple was founded in 784 by the Shoudo-Shonin who was the founder of Nikko mountain. This temple is a branch temple of Rinnoji temple.

17:00

To move to a hotel near Chuzenji lake

09:00

2nd day: Van service pick up us at your staying hotel

10:30

To move to Akanuma nature information center and enter the Senjogahara hiking course.

Hiking of Senjogahara walk in the marshland and return to Akanuma: The course of Senjyogahara walk in marshland is as follows.

- We arrive at Akanuma information center with Van parked on the parking place there.

- We enter the hiking course from the entrance near the center.

- After we walk around 200 meters on earth road, we reach a wooden road and walk toward Yunoko-lake.

- This hiking plan is around one hour walking both way between entrance of Akanuma and an area of a view point of Senjyogahara

where you can see it clearly without no obstruction. We return back to Akanuma entrance.

12:30

Ryuzu waterfall

Nikko area consists of four layers plateau. This waterfall exists thanks to the water coming down from Yunoko-lake on the fourth layer. This waterfall flow down on the lava over 210 meters created by an eruption of Nantai mountain. We walk down from the upper side spot of the waterfall to the final spots of Ryuzu waterfall which flow into the waterfall basin by walking down the road with seeing various types of water flow view and surrounding landscape. The width of the lava is around 10 meters.

13:00

Yunoko -lale

This lake is located on the 4th layer Nikko land and you will feel mysterious and profound atmosphere.

14:30

Toshogu shrine

Toshogu shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the top greatest worriers who succeeded in unifying Japan and made a great contributions to establishing peace in Japan for 270 years from 1603 to 1867 by his same family government until Meiji restoration had started in 1867. This shrine was founded in 1617 after Ieyasu died based on his will that he wanted to protect Japan by placing himself deified in taboo direction of this shrine from Edo castle even after his death.

15:30

Rinnoji temple

This temple includes all buildings of Buddhism temples in Nikko mountains.

16:30

Futarasan Shrine

Futarasan shrine has deified the divine spirits of various mountains in Nikko including Futarasan (Nantaisan).

This shrine used to be the sacred place of Asceticism and after Edo-era (1603 started), this had considered to be important effected by Toshogu shrine.

17:30

To return to your hotel in Tokyo by Shinkansen & local train

Ending Point

At your staying hotel in Tokyo

What to Expect

Nikko area is one of the greatest tour spot in Japan where you can see magnificent theme park created by nature. In parallel, it is also the theme park of Edo era (1603~1867) which Ieyasu Tokugaea (the greatest top worries of Japan) established and had continued around 270 years with peace and had created lots of traditional Japanese culture during the era. There are so many spots which tourist can enjoy including both nature created ,ancient human created and modern people created.

Thanks to the active mountain eruption in the past such as Nantai mountain eruption, Nikko has become nature theme park consist of several lakes, water fall and beautiful vast plain.

1) Akechidaira view Point & with riding Ropeway:

From Akechidaira view point, you can fee overwhelmed landscape of Kegon-fall, Chuzenji lake and surrounding mountains & forest as if it is a picture postcard.

2) Kegon waterfall

Thanks to the multiple layers of enormous ground in Nikko area, Kegon -fall was created from which water flow from Chuzenji lake to a lower stage land.

3) Chuzenji lake:

Chuzennji lake is located near Nantai mountain on the altitude of 1269meter. This lake is on the highest place (1269meter) in Japan.

Between around 25k ~ 15k years ago, the large eruption continuously occurred on one of Nikko mountain area and Nantai mountain was created. This collapse of volcanic edifice created current beautiful Chuzenji-lake by damming up two rivers which used to be near Nantai mountain. As the result, two rivers existed in previous stage has become a large lake by a large amount of water accumulated. From the lake, Kegon fall flow out into a lower stage land.

4) Chuzenji temple

This temple was founded in 784 by the Shoudo-Shonin who was the founder of Nikko mountain. This temple is a branch temple of Rinnoji temple.

5) Senjyogahara walk in marshland:

The course of Senjyogahara walk in marshland is as follows.

- We arrive at Akanuma information center with Van parked on the parking place there.

- We enter the hiking course from the entrance near the center.

- After we walk around 200 meters on earth road, we reach a wooden road and walk toward Yunoko-lake.

- This hiking plan is around one hour walking both way between entrance of Akanuma and an area of a view point of Senjyogahara

where you can see it clearly without no obstruction. We return back to Akanuma entrance.

6) Ryuzu waterfall

As shown in Nikko altitude sketch shown above, Nikko area consists of four layers plateau as follows. This waterfall exists thanks to the water coming down from Yunoko-lake on the fourth layer. This waterfall flow down on the lava over 210 meters created by an eruption of Nantai mountain.

We walk down from the upper side spot of the waterfall to the final spots of Ryuzu waterfall which flow into the waterfall basin by walking down the road with seeing various types of water flow view and surrounding landscape. The width of the lava is around 10 meters.

7) Yunoko-lake:

This lake is located on the 4th layer Nikko land and you will feel mysterious and profound atmosphere.

8) Shrines and Temples of Nikko:

Shrines and Temples of Nikko are registered as World culture heritage in 1999 by evaluated with following criteria.

a) The ancient buildings in Nikko are the masterpieces of human creative talent by genius artists.

b) The religious style in Nikko based on ancient Shinto thought are creating religious world combined with bless taking nature

and those have been come down up to now. The subjects of registered buildings are 103 numbers of building and surrounding cultural scenery.

Toshogu shrine

Toshogu shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the top greatest worriers who succeeded in unifying Japan and made a great contributions to establishing peace in Japan for 270 years from 1603 to 1867 by his same family government until Meiji restoration had started in 1867. This shrine was founded in 1617 after Ieyasu died based on his will that he wanted to protect Japan by placing himself deified in taboo direction of this shrine from Edo castle even after his death.

Rinnoji temple

This temple includes all buildings of Buddhism temples in Nikko mountains.

Futarasan shrine

Futarasan shrine has deified the divine spirits of various mountains in Nikko including Futarasan (Nantaisan).

This shrine used to be the sacred place of Asceticism and after Edo-era (1603 started), this shrine had considered to be important effected by Toshogu shrine. This shrine includes all Shinto related building in Nikko mountain area except Toshogu shrine.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000 per day (total yen4000 for two days)

Transportation fee during this tour for you in case you move from hotel in Tokyo: yen10760 with both way per person including for a guide

Lunch for you and a guide:

Entrance fee for you: Kegon waterfall :yen550 per person including a guide, Toshogu shrine: yen1300 per person, Rinnoji temple: yen400 per person,

Chuzenji temple: yen500 per person, Laku Chuzenji cruising fee: yen1250 per person including a guide,

Akechidaira Ropeway: yen730 per person including a guide,

Accomodation fee (one night) for a guide: yen10000

Important Information

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo. Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) This tour use Van service of that is registered in TripleLights.

1st day: 6 hours service, 2nd day: 8 hours service

I will support for you to reserve this service including getting a estimated fee from the Company.

2) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.

3) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Linda H.

Jan 28, 2020

Passionate about Japan

Kashima was flexible and knowledgeable. We had an itinerary we wanted and he made it happen. We had a group of 14 which included 8 kids. He handled it fabulously!

Kashima H.

Linda san, Thank you very much for your great and inspired review for me. It was great time for me to support you,your family and your friends with total 14 people for Mt.Fuji tour. We visited Mt.Fuji area such as Lake-Kawaguchi, Fugaku-Fuketsu, Mt.KachiKachi viewing by Ropeway, Ohhashi bridge hiking over Lake Kawaguchi, Ohishi park and Oshino Hakkai by using a Micro bus. The weather on the day was very fine and I was pleased that all your group could see no more beautiful Mt.Fuji at every visiting spots with the shape of different angle. Specially, I was very much impressed that all 8 kids enjoyed snow and throwing snowball each other which were piled up on the area because they saw actual snow at the first time there. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your group about Japanese history, culture, famous people and daily life comparing with that in your country. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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Diane R.

Dec 31, 2019

Wonderful daytrip from Kyoto to Osaka

Kashima is very good guide who was extremely accommodating and took our U.S. family of 5 round trip from Kyoto to Osaka by train. He planned a very interesting day for us that we enjoyed immensely. A nice variety of sights and experiences at a good active pace. Definitely recommend!

Kashima H.

Diane san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support you and your family for Osaka tour. We visited Osaka castle, Dotonbori including river cruising, Kuromon market and Umeda sky building. I am very much pleased that you, your husband and your three children could have lots of experience and impression of these tour spots. Specially, Osaka castle related with Samurai top worriers with great historical background, the best eating streets in Japan by tasting various interesting foods and overwhelming Osaka night view from Umeda Sky building. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your family about Japanese culture and daily life comparing with that in your country. I hope that you continue to enjoy Japan tour and I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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I-lin L.

Dec 6, 2019

Hiroshima Day Tour

I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!

Kashima H.

I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong curiosity about the tour spots history and we could exchange lots of information each other. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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May bn N.

Nov 11, 2019

A day at Miyajima/Hiroshima

Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.

Kashima H.

May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

$742/ per group

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