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From Tokyo: UNESCO Shrine and Nikko Scenic Spots Bus Tour

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Surround yourself with the amazing scenes of Shinto religious spiritualness at the Nikko UNESCO sites. Enhance your experience if you are lucky enough to travel in Autumn and see one of the best displays of Autumn colors near Tokyo.
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Duration: 10 - 11 hours
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  • Recharge yourself at the spiritual spot of Kegon falls
  • Enjoy a delicious Japanese lunch with panoramic views of lake Chuzenji
  • Visit the UNESCO holy sites of Mt Nikko, Toshogu Shrine and Futarasan Shrine
  • Take seasonal pictures of the breathtaking colors of Autumn leaves
  • Shinjuku

  • 1.5 hours

  • Nikko Toshogu (visit, guided tour)

  • 10 minutes

  • Nikko Castella Honpo (visit)

  • Irohazaka

  • Kegon Falls (visit, guided tour)

  • 10 minutes

  • Lake Chūzenji (visit)

  • 2.5 hours

  • Shinjuku

5.5 - 6.5 hrs

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The tour will start from either Shinjuku or Ueno in downtown Tokyo. Relax on an air-conditioned bus and climb up the thrilling 48 turns of Irohazaka slope. Your first tour destination is the breathtaking Kegon Falls, at around 100 meters high, which is one of the top three waterfalls in Japan. Follow the stream to the scenic Lake Chuzenji to have about an hour for a delicious lunch at Hitachi-ya, one of the best restaurants in the area with a gorgeous view of the lake. During Autumn, you can take some stunning pictures of the seasonal colors with the lake in the background. 

After lunch, move on to the holy sites of the city, the UNESCO heritage Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Futara-san Shrine. Toshogu Shrine is the final resting place of General Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate who ruled Japan for over 250 years before Emperor Meiji. Ieyasu is enshrined at Toshogu as the deity Tosho Daigongen, Great Deity of the East Shining Light. Be amazed by the masterpiece mixture of Japanese spirits with ancient Oriental building designs. 

Futarasan Shrine is dedicated to the deities of Nikko's three most sacred mountains, Mount Nantai, Mount Nyoho, and Mount Taro. Futarasan is an alternate name for Mount Nantai, the most prominent of the three mountains. Enjoy the beauty of the golden details of the main hall in the shrine, while being surrounded by astonishing autumn colors. Return to Shinjuku at around 6:50 PM. Please note there is only one drop-off point at the end of the tour, Near Shinjuku Station (west exit). This is also the case for customers who chose the Ueno departure location.
  • Live English or Chinese-speaking guide (except for the semi-private option)
  • Driver (for semi-private option)
  • Entrance fee to Toshogu
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Roundtrip bus fare
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Live guide (for semi-private option)

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  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour departure time because late show and no-shows will not be accepted
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• Please note that the tour schedule may change due to traffic or weather conditions without prior notice
• Depending on the number of participants, English and Chinese commentary might be given on the same bus
• Please note that there won't be any guide joining the tour for customers who book the semi-private option (English-speaking driver only)
• Please note there is only one drop-off point at the end of the tour, Near Shinjuku Station (west exit). This is also the case for customers who chose the Ueno departure location.
From January 1, 2020 onwards, the tour will following this itinerary: 1. Toshogu Shrine; 2. Lunch; 3. Irohazaka; 4. Kegon Falls; 5. Chuuzenji Lake

From US$ 114.43 per person

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Product ID: 181199