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Nikko Toshogu World Hertiage Site Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo with Utsunomiya gyoza stopover

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Embark on a captivating journey from Tokyo to Utsunomiya and Nikko on the bullet train. Explore Nikko's Toshogu Shrine, renowned for its intricate carvings. Discover serene shrines like Taiyuin and Rinnoji, offering glimpses into Japan's spiritual heritage. Then, in Utsunomiya, savor the renowned gyoza at Minmin, renowned as the best in Japan. Conclude with a swift bullet train ride back to Tokyo, reflecting on the day's cultural immersion and culinary delights.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Grant A.
Grant A.
5.00 / 5
(15 reviews)
07:00 AM

Meeting Point

Your Hotel

- I can pick you up at your hotel within the 23wards of Tokyo

07:30 AM

Tokyo Station

We will take the bullet train to Utsunomiya and then a local to train to Nikko. The total trip takes about 1 hour and 45minutes to 2 hours. After arriving at the Nikko station we take a short bus for about 220 yen or a few coins directly to Toshogu Shrine. It is a walkable distance from the station.

10:00 AM

Exploring Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases intricate carvings, vibrant colors, and serene surroundings. Dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, it's a masterpiece of Japanese architecture, offering a glimpse into the country's rich cultural heritage and spiritual traditions.

12:00 PM

Lunch Time

We will have lunch at one of a handful of restaurants near the Toshogu shrine. You try the local Yuba of Nikko, or I usually just go for a steak.

01:00 PM

Taiyuin and Rinnoji Shrines

Taiyuin Shrine, built in 1653, serves as the mausoleum of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third Tokugawa shogun. Its architecture blends simplicity with intricate details, reflecting the shogun's modesty and devotion. Rinnoji Temple, founded in the 8th century, is one of Nikko's oldest temples. It houses significant Buddhist artifacts and offers a serene retreat amidst towering cedar trees. Both sites provide a glimpse into Japan's rich historical and spiritual heritage.

03:00 PM

Gift Shops in Nikko

Nikko boasts an array of charming gift shops offering unique souvenirs. From traditional crafts like ceramics and woodwork to modern trinkets and snacks, visitors can find treasures to commemorate their journey. Don't miss Toshogu Omotesando for traditional crafts or the bustling streets near Shinkyo Bridge for local specialties.

05:00 PM

Minmin Gyoza: Culinary Gem of Utsunomiya

After an hour-long journey on the local train to Utsunomiya, treat yourself to the legendary Minmin Gyoza near the station. Renowned as Japan's finest, its succulent fillings and crispy exteriors promise a culinary delight. Don't miss the chance to savor the best gyoza in the Gyoza Capital of Japan.

06:40 PM

Tokyo Station

We will leave Utsunomiya and arrive in Tokyo 40minutes by bullet train.

Ending Point

Your Hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Tour Guiding


Interpreting


Hotel Pick Up/Drop within Tokyo 23wards


Guides Transportation


Guides Admissions


Guides Lunch

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What‘s not included

You need to purchase the JR East Tokyo WIDE rail pass which is roughly 15,000yen for 3days.


Bus fare roughly 220yen one way


Admissions: Toshogu 1800yen, other shrines 900yen roughly.


Your transportation.


Your Admissions.


Your Lunch and Dinner.

Tour Important Information

This tour is only available Wednesday to Friday as part of a 3 day - day trips from Tokyo.

This tour is designed to be part of 3 day trip set maximizing the utility of the JR East Tokyo WIDE bullet train pass. You need to book 3 tours as a set Wednesday to Friday.

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