1-Day Tour Nikko World Heritage


General information

1-Day Tour Nikko World Heritage

Tour points

  • This bus tour takes customers efficiently and directly to Nikko's sightseeing spots which are difficult to visit on one's own using route buses. The National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will lead participants on a tour of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, registered as a World Heritage Site, while telling them about its rich history.
  • Visit Kegon Falls, counted among the greatest waterfalls in Japan. (Except some tour dates. *See Remarks.)
  • Visit Lake Chuzenji, a scenic lake with a circumference of about 25 km and a depth of 163 m, created about 20,000 years ago from an eruption of Mt. Nantai which blocked the valley. (Excluding some dates)
  • After about 4 years of the shrine's large-scale repairs which cost around JPY 1.2 billion (USD 10.4 million), the national treasure Yomeimon Gate was once again opened to the public in 2017. Lay your eyes on the richly colored structures that have been restored to their former glory.
  • Travel back in time to the Edo Period (1603-1868)! There will be a stopover at the Hanyu Parking Area, which reproduces the Edo-style atmosphere. See the beautiful structures and famous long-established shops dating back to the Edo Period, and enjoy shopping for souvenirs. *See Remarks.


Time Contents
0815Keio Plaza Hotel Shinjuku
 Nikko Toshogu Shrine (90 min)
 Meal Break (50 min)
(*Highly recommended to book lunch option/Vegetarian meals available, please request)
 Lake Chuzenji (10 min)
 Kegon Falls (30 min)
 Tobu Nikko Station
(*Stop at Tobu Nikko Station. Tour ends for those who wish to end the tour here.)
1900-1930Drop-off at Shinjuku Station West Exit

Tour details

Minimum Participants1 person
Tour type1-Day Bus Tour
Tour timeAbout 11 hours
Pick up locationsKeio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Drop off locationsNear Shinjuku Sta. West Exit
Plannning CompanyJTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
MealsLunch plan available
Meal optionsVegetarian option available(if you choose lunch plan)


  • [Reception Method]
    At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
  • [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
    Heavy traffic due to colored leaves is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road from Oct. to early Nov. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period. In such cases, any of the following will be visited instead of Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls, or Tamozawa Imperial Villa.
  • The alternative plan outlined above may be used even outside of the designated period (Oct. - early Nov.) due to road conditions or other reasons.
  • - No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes.
  • - As the tour uses a bus for the entire itinerary, arrivals at each site may be delayed due to road conditions.
  • [Guide/Tour Conductor]An earphone guide will be provided to each participant at Nikko Toshogu Shrine. However, if there are 15 or fewer participants, earphone guides may not be used.A fee of JPY 10,000 may be incurred if an earphone guide is lost or damaged by a participant.The tour will walk up and down steps and hilly paths at Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Kegon Falls. Be sure to wear shoes and clothing which are comfortable to walk in.
  • [Regarding Children/Infants]Children up to 5 years old may join free of charge, but will not be provided with bus seats or lunch. If a seat on the bus and lunch are required for the child, please make a booking at the child rate.
  • [Others]
    - Use earphone guide when there are 15 or more customers in 1 bus → Guide's explanations may be listened to using an exclusive free app to be downloaded into customers' own smartphones (Wi-Fi only needed when downloading the app; Wi-Fi at meeting location may be used)
    - Use large bus with Wi-Fi guaranteed → Vehicle without Wi-FI may be used (depending on the number of tour participants, vehicle may be changed to a mid-size or small-size bus, van, minivan, taxi, etc.)
    - No donation activities → From 2022, a portion of the sales will be donated for the conservation of World Heritage Cultural Properties in Nikko as part of Sustainable Development Goals.

*Updated: as of Dec 2020. The itineraries may change without notice.