12:30h $ 387 up to 10 people
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Nikko Tour of Culture and Entertainment

by Makoto
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12:30h $ 387 up to 10 people

Highlights

  • Train Ride to Nikko
  • Nikko Sightseeing
  • Lunch in Nikko
  • Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland)

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387.00 USD

total price for up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up.
$ 45.00

What to Expect

Nikko is one of the most significant places in Japan. Surrounded by the beautiful mountainous landscape you'll be able to immerse yourself in the beautiful nature of Japan. The area is also well-known for its cultural significance. From ancient times till today, Nikko stands for one of the spiritual centers of Japanese society. The most significant place in Nikko is the World Heritage Site, Toshogu. It's beauty is just stunning! I'll explain about the history of the area when we visit this site. After you've enjoyed the nature and culture of Nikko, we'll go to Edo Wonderland which is a theme park focusing on the time of the Edo Period. There you can see and experience the life style of the people of Edo and of course the shows of the Ninja, Samurai, and Oiran!!!

Things you can see and experience during the tour

Via Tokyo to Nikko
The easiest way to get to Nikko from Tokyo is from either Asakusa or Shinjuku
In this case I will explain the most reasonable way to get to Nikko, which is from Asakusa Station by Tobu Line. The train ride from Asakusa to Nikko (using the Limited Express "Spacia") will take 2 hours.
While you are on the train you'll be able to see the scenery change from city to suburb, then to the mountainous country side. You can tell the difference by the number of tall buildings, the size of the houses, number of cars, and the increasing rice fields.

From Nikko Station
We'll walk around and see the beautiful Nikko area so that you can experience the nature and the culture of Nikko. We'll be walking to one of Japan's World Heritage sites, the Nikko Toshogu. While we're there I'll explain the history and cultural significance of Nikko in Japan.

Lunch
Nikko is very famous for Yuba, which directly translated is tofu skin. It's made completely out of soy and has quite a unique texture. I'm planning to take you to have a special lunch of yuba, although we can be flexible according to your preference.

Nikko Edo Mura (Edo Wonderland)
After lunch in the Nikko area, we'll go to Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland). It's a type of theme park, which focuses on the culture of the Edo Period (1603- 1868). Inside the park, the buildings are based on the mid-Edo period between Genroku and Kyoho, which was the period that cultural expansion was most significant. In the park you can see how they dressed, what they ate and so on. You can literally go back in time to the Edo period!!

Ekiben
You'll probably be very tired from all the walking and excitement, and at the end of our tour you'll need to ride another 2 hours back to Tokyo. So I recommend buying a nice Japanese Bento Box (lunch box) that you can enjoy while on the train!!

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Highlights

  • Train Ride to Nikko
  • Nikko Sightseeing
  • Lunch in Nikko
  • Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland)

Important

City Nikko

Meeting Point At Asakusa Station

Ending Point At Asakusa Station

Duration 12:30 hours

Starting time 07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 10   Flexible
What‘s included
  • Guide Fee


What‘s not included
  • Transportation Fee (you and guide)
  • To Nikko : Asakusa to Tobu Nikko 2620 yen per person
  • To Asakusa : Kinugawa Onsen Station to Asakusa Station 2500 yen
  • Bus about 700 yen
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fee (you and guide)
  • Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland) Day pass Adult 4700 yen
  •      Child (Under 12) 2400 yen

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Makoto


National Certified Guide

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Contact Makoto
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  • English ( License )

I was born in Tochigi Prefecture in Japan. I graduated from the local high school, and decided to study in the U.S.A. I graduated from the Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and earned a Bachelor of Art in Geography. I love music and soccer. I also learned a lot about beer in Portland , Oregon while I was studying there.


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