11-hour Nikko tour, with Private Car, from/to Tokyo

1~8passengers, full-flat rate; if you are eight, it costs less than US$120.

We offer you several selling points other travel companies could never do.

Effective : Because the guide and driver is same person with national licenses.
On top of it, he plays Photographer’s roll.

Comfortable : Because the cars we use are spacious and luxury.

Exciting : Because you will savor a local food like they would do.

Flexible : Because the schedule is up to you. This is full-private tour for you.

Inquisitive : Because you will learn a lots of religious uniqueness in Japan.
* Duration: 11 hours
* Starts: Marunouchi, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




1~8passengers, full-flat rate; if you are eight, it costs less than US$120.

We offer you several selling points other travel companies could never do.

Effective : Because the guide and driver is same person with national licenses.
On top of it, he plays Photographer’s roll.

Comfortable : Because the cars we use are spacious and luxury.

Exciting : Because you will savor a local food like they would do.

Flexible : Because the schedule is up to you. This is full-private tour for you.

Inquisitive : Because you will learn a lots of religious uniqueness in Japan.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nikko Tosho-gu, 2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431 Tochigi Prefecture

The most renowned shrine of “the Shrines and Temples of Nikko”-a Japan’s leading world heritage, is where Ieyasu Tokugawa, the great Shogun who started the flourishing Edo Period, is enshrined. Most of the shrine complex you see today was rebuilt in 17th century. The shrine contains 55 buildings including 8 national treasures and 34 listed buildings. The highlights are sumptuous carvings lacquered and richly coloured brilliantly, which you will gaze at craftsmanship assembled from all over the country. Do not miss the symbol of peace “Sleeping Cat”, and the “Three Monkeys” with the “see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil” poses!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kammangafuchi Gorge, Nikko 321-1435 Tochigi Prefecture

The little gorge formed by an eruption of nearby Mt. Nantai is a uniquely scenic spot. A row of approximately 70 Jizos are lined up along the south bank of the river. The group of Jizos is called “Baké-Jizo” because it is said that they are uncountable; if you try to count them, each time you will end up with a different number. Legend has it that the Chinese character “Kanman” on an upstream cliff was inscribed by Kobo Daishi, a skilled calligrapher, by throwing his brush. The Nikko Botanical Garden is on the opposite shore of the Jizos, and visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty in the seasons of spring verdant greens, autumn colours and snowy Jizos.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rinno-ji Temple, 2300 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431 Tochigi Prefecture

This group of Buddhist temples of Sannai includes the biggest wooden structure in the Nikkozan area. The 38 constructions on the premises including the Sanbutsudo Hall with three giant Buddha statues, are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Gohan-shiki”, the rice-eating ceremony held at Rinnoji every year on the 2nd of April, is said to bring participants health and fortune. Do not miss the treasure house and the Japanese garden “Shoyoen” nearby. The “Shoyoen” is especially photogenic during the autumn leaves season.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, 8-27 Honchō, 本町 Nikko, Tochigi 321-1434, Japan

This villa and garden used to be a retreat for the imperial prince in the 19th century. In the year 2000, they were opened to the public after renovation works. The residence, combining architectural styles of different periods, is well worth visiting. Located close to the “Shrines and Temples of Nikko”, it is easily accessible.
Take a walk in the garden with seasonal charms and 100 years of majestic history. After the historic tour, relax at the teahouse serving popular Japanese treats such as a bowl of maccha. English audio guides are available.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kegon Falls, 2479-2 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

Kegon Waterfall is the most famous of Nikko’s 48 waterfalls. Water from Lake Chuzenji falls 97 metres straight down to the rocks below creating a dynamic and artistic work of nature. A special lift takes visitors to the basin where the force and roar of the water can be witnessed close up! Impressive in any season, the waterfall looks particularly spectacular when surrounded by the fresh green leaves in May, house martins in June, or the “12 falls” – small streams of the frozen waterfall clad in blue ice – during January and February.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Chuzenji, Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

Lake Chuzenji is the largest lake in Tochigi, framed by 25 kilometres of incredible nature. The area used to be a popular summer resort for foreigners in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The villas of French and Belgian embassies can still be found here. You can enjoy seasonal charms by the lake. Walking trails surround the water’s edge and there is an excursion boat available on the lake. The views from the lake are spectacular, particularly when the cherry blossoms or azaleas are blooming or when the autumn leaves are turning. The “Koyo-meguri” tour, enjoying autumn leaves reflecting on the lake, is highly recommended.

Duration: 30 minutes