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1-Day World Heritage Nikko Walking Tour [Round-trip Limited Express to Nikko] With Standard Lunch (From Shinjuku)

Experience a captivating 1-Day World Heritage Nikko Walking Tour, offering a journey through the historical marvels of Nikko Toshogu Shrine and the serene Kanmangafuchi Abyss, complete with a traditional Japanese lunch and seamless round-trip express travel from Shinjuku. Dive into Nikko's profound cultural heritage and scenic wonders while embracing sustainable tourism and global awareness.

Language
English
Location
Nikko

Embark on a captivating journey to Nikko, a spiritual haven nestled in Japan's lush landscapes, renowned for its World Heritage Sites that echo the essence of Japan's mountain worship traditions. This one-day walking tour from Shinjuku whisks you away on an adventure through the serene beauty of Nikko Toshogu Shrine and other historical marvels, guided by a knowledgeable National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter.

Immerse yourself in the local culture with a traditional Japanese lunch, and enjoy the scenic ride on a limited express train that connects Shinjuku's urban vibrancy to Nikko's tranquil spirituality. Embrace our commitment to sustainable travel and cross-cultural understanding, enhancing your journey with insights into environmental and eco-friendly practices.

From the mystique of Kanmangafuchi Abyss to the architectural splendor of the shrines and temples, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of faith, history, and natural beauty. Take advantage of this opportunity to witness the unparalleled beauty of Nikko; book your spot today for an enlightening experience that blends adventure, culture, and sustainability.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the sacred beauty of Nikko, a World Heritage Site known for its historic shrines and temples, with a knowledgeable English-speaking guide.

  • Enjoy a traditional Japanese-style lunch, with options for those who prefer vegetarian meals.

  • Travel comfortably with round-trip transportation on a limited express train from Shinjuku to Nikko.

  • Participate in a tour that supports Environment(Eco)-friendly practices and Cross-cultural Understanding in line with Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Visit iconic sites such as Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kanmangafuchi Abyss, learning about Japan's rich history, culture, and spiritual beliefs.

  • Benefit from a comprehensive package including a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter, admission fees, and all necessary transportation within Nikko.

Tour Itinerary

Departure

The tour begins at the Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo Main Tower 3F JTB Sunrise Tours Sales Office, where participants are to meet at 8:40 AM and depart by 8:50 AM, proceeding on foot to the departure point.

Journey to Nikko

Travel from Shinjuku to Nikko aboard a limited express train, a journey spanning 120 minutes and utilizing the train as the mode of transportation.

Kanmangafuchi Abyss

In a 30-minute visit, explore Kanmangafuchi Abyss, a gorge formed by Mt. Nantai's eruption, adorned with rows of Jizo statues and a botanical garden, accessible via a bus transfer from Tobu Nikko Station and a short walk.

Lunch

Enjoy a 50-minute Japanese-style lunch, noting that vegetarian options are available with a specific booking plan.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

In an 80-minute on-foot journey, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the final resting place of Ieyasu Tokugawa, adorned with historic carvings and architecture.

Return to Tokyo

Over 120 minutes, participants will depart from Nikko and head back to Shinjuku utilizing a combination of bus transportation to Tobu Nikko Station followed by a journey on a limited express train.

Tour Conclusion

The tour ends at Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, between 6:30 PM and 7:45 PM, with participants responsible for their subsequent travel arrangements.

What's Included

  • National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter

  • Lunch

  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine admission fee

  • Nikko City route bus transportation as per itinerary

  • Round-trip limited express and primary fare tickets between Shinjuku Station and Tobu Nikko Station

Essentials to Know Before Booking

  • Minimum number of participants required to book the tour: 1.

  • Minimum number of participants needed for the tour to proceed: 1.

  • Present either a printed or digital copy of the reservation confirmation at reception.

  • Reservations are accepted until noon the day before the tour.

  • The tour may be canceled unless the minimum number of participants is met four days before the scheduled date or due to operational management circumstances.

  • For specific tour inquiries requiring operator feedback, use the Remarks field when booking and contact the operator directly.

  • Tour availability extends until December 2024, per the 2024 railway timetable update.

  • The tour itinerary may change based on road conditions, events, or ceremonies, with the possibility of not securing seats on public transportation in Nikko.

  • Alternative destinations may include the Futarasan Shrine or Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple if access to specific sites is restricted.

  • Transportation may vary, but the cost is included, with a guide present from departure at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo to arrival at Shinjuku Station.

  • Children up to 5 years old join free without lunch or train seats; book under the child rate if needed.

  • A standard Japanese-style meal with meat and fish is served; book a separate code for vegetarian meals, as same-day changes are impossible. Muslim-friendly, allergy-friendly, and gluten-free meals are not available.

  • Wear shoes with good traction and comfortable clothing due to slopes and stairs; cover your legs from April to November to protect against land leeches.

Meeting Point

JTB Sunrise Tours Sales Office on the 3rd Floor of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo's Main Tower in Shinjuku

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this tour appropriate for children?

Ans: Yes, it is suitable for all ages. Children up to 5 years old can join the tour for free without lunch or train seats.

Q: Can I request a vegetarian meal?

Ans: Yes, vegetarian options are available with a specific booking plan. Please book the correct code, as same-day changes are impossible.

Q: What should I wear during the tour?

Ans: Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing, preferably with good traction shoes, as there may be slopes and stairs to navigate. Covering your legs from April to November is also recommended to protect against land leeches. We recommend checking the weather forecast before the tour and dressing accordingly.

Q: What happens if the tour is canceled?

Ans: In the event of cancellation due to not meeting the minimum number of participants or operational management circumstances, participants will be notified and refunded in full. It is recommended to book travel insurance for any unforeseen circumstances that may affect your trip.

Q: Can I make changes to my reservation?

Ans: Changes can be made until noon the day before the tour. Please inform the operator if you have any specific tour inquiries or requests.

Q: Are there any additional costs not included in the tour?

Ans: The tour includes all necessary transportation, meals, and entrance fees. However, participants are responsible for their travel arrangements after the tour's conclusion at Shinjuku Station. Any additional purchases or expenses during the tour are also not included. We recommend bringing extra money for souvenirs or personal items.

Q: What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Ans: Vegetarian options are available, but other special meal requests, such as Muslim-friendly, allergy-friendly, and gluten-free meals, are not available. Please book the appropriate code if you require a vegetarian meal. We recommend bringing snacks or food that meet your dietary restrictions if no suitable options are available during the tour. Please also inform the operator of any allergies or special dietary needs beforehand.

Related Read: Nikko's Toshogu Shrine: A Masterpiece of Japanese Architecture

Itinerary

Keio Plaza Hotel (Scheduled at 08:40)
2 Chome-2-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

Meet up

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Kanmangafuchi Abyss
Duration: 30 minutes

Explore Kanmangafuchi Abyss, a gorge formed by Mt. Nantai's eruption, adorned with rows of Jizo statues and a botanical garden.

3
Lunch
Duration: 50 minutes

Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch, noting that vegetarian options are available with a specific booking plan.

4
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Duration: 80 minutes

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the final resting place of Ieyasu Tokugawa, adorned with historic carvings and architecture.

Shinjuku Station (Est. 18:30)
3 Chome-38 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

The tour ends here.