Nikko Day Trip by Train: Toshogu Shrine and Sake Brewery

Hotel pickup at about 7:45.
Leave Asakusa at 8:30 am
*Take Tobu Railway Limited Express round trip
*get off Shimo-Imaichi sta. and go to the sake brewery.
*Visit and stay at Toshogu Shrine, Kegon falls for 2 hours.
*Come back to Asakusa around 6:30 p.m.

Explore Nikko on this 9-hour guided tour. In a small group of no more than six, visit Nikko Toshogu Shrine, built for one of the greatest generals in Japanese history, and Watanabe Sahei Sake Brewery. Taste the freshly brewed sake while learning about the typical Japanese beverage from the sake master.
* Duration: 9 hours
* Starts: Nishishinjuku, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Hotel pickup at about 7:45.
Leave Asakusa at 8:30 am
*Take Tobu Railway Limited Express round trip
*get off Shimo-Imaichi sta. and go to the sake brewery.
*Visit and stay at Toshogu Shrine, Kegon falls for 2 hours.
*Come back to Asakusa around 6:30 p.m.

Explore Nikko on this 9-hour guided tour. In a small group of no more than six, visit Nikko Toshogu Shrine, built for one of the greatest generals in Japanese history, and Watanabe Sahei Sake Brewery. Taste the freshly brewed sake while learning about the typical Japanese beverage from the sake master.

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

Nikko Toshogu Shrine was built for one of the most famous generals in the Japanese history – Ieyasu Tokugawa. General Tokugawa died in early 1600’s and his body was buried in Nikko. His son, Hidetada Tokugawa, built a mausoleum in Nikko, which was completed in 1617. However, the mausoleum was quite small so that his grand son, Iemitsu Tokugawa, re-built it in 1636. Because of this re-building, many craftsmanship, such as carpenter, painter, and sculptor came to Nikko. The construction costed about 16 billion yen (About USD160M) and spent nearly 1.5 years with 454 million people. In this shrine, in addition to Ieyasu Tokugawa, Yoritomo Minamoto and Hideyoshi Toyotomi are also enshrined. Also, there are 8 national treasures and 55 important cultural properties in this shrine.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Watanabe Sahei Shop, 450 Imaichi, Nikko 321-1261 Tochigi Prefecture

Sake is now world-famous Japanese alcohol and you can buy all kinds of sake almost everywhere in the world, but you have to taste the sake at this local brewery. Enjoy the VIP access to Watanabe Sahei Sake Brewery in Nikko and the sake master/brewer will give you tour for you. This is a perfect opportunity to learn A to Z about sake and you will be able to taste some of them. They are making sake between November and March, so you will actually be able to see the sake manufacturing process if you travel in the sake making season.

Duration: 40 minutes