Let's enjoy the World Heritage Shrine and Temples and the great nature of forests, lakes and waterfalls in Nikko. Nikko, a pilgrim town, is located 128 km north of Tokyo where the first Shogun of Edo, Tokugawa Ieyasu, is enshrined.
At your hotel lobby
• Toshogu Shrine: Mausoleum of the founder of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
• Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park: The Villa for Taisho Emperor (1912-1926)
• Lake Chuzenjiko: Mt. Nantai (2,486 m) and a beautiful panorama
• Kegon Water Fall: Waterfall 97 m high with an awesome view
At your hotel lobby
First, you will be picked up at your hotel in Tokyo around 8:00. We will head off to Shinjuku or Asakusa Station to take train for Nikko. (Shinkansen is also available up to Utsunomiya)
In the morning, you will visit Toshogu Shrine and Temples where you can see gorgeous engravings like The Three Wise Monkyes (See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil). Then you can stroll to Tamozawa
Imperial Villa where you can appreciate beautiful screen paintings and a garden.
You will take bus to the Lake Chuzenjiko and take local lunch seeing Mt. Nantai. After lunch, you will be guided to Kegon Waterfall. Water comes from Chuzenjiko and the spectacle is beyond description. Then we will come back to Tokyo.
Return: Tobu-Nikko Departure 16:39 and Arrival Shinjuku at 18:36.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area
Transportation fee for you and guide and lunch
Transportation and Entrance Fee per person:
Round trip Shinjuku/ Tobu-Nikko (6,680 JPY)
Toshogu (1,300 JPY), Tamozawa Villa (510 JPY)
Kegon Warerfall (530 JPY)
Guests are requested to bear the cost of transportation and lunch of guide.
Our journey to Tokyo was a great one. We had 13 people in our troop with kids, seniors, adults etc. He managed the group very well, helped all of us stay on time and made sure that we covered all things that were discussed when the booking was made. He also helped us do more things than planned, like owl cafe etc. I will totally recommend anyone to appoint Steve as their guide. Thanks again Steve for keeping us on time and pace.
Deepa-san I hope you have returned with good memory. What I did for you was a just normal hospitality. Any guide should provide to customers. Anyway, I wish you have experienced various things sometimes different from your own culture. Keep good memory !
Steve is a very kind and knowledgable guide. He speaks English very well which made it easy for us. We needed to rush a little because the train/subway system confused even him at times but we made all of the connections we needed to. He always chose the most economical mode of transport first and we upgraded when we felt like it made sense for us. We were both happy we chose a guided tour over doing it ourselves for the time we had
Thanks for your comments, however I had many points I had to refrect myself especially at ShinJuku Station. I will restudy it and pay more attention in advance. Wishing you will return to your contry with good memory. Bests, Steve