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Experience the Culture of Nikko

Nikkō is a city in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Approximately 140 km north of Tokyo and 35 km west of Utsunomiya, the capital of Tochigi Prefecture, it is a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists.

In Tokyo
10 Hours
Asia
Upto 5 people
English
Highlights
  • Visit popular attractions in Nikko like the Botanical Garden and various shrines and temples
  • Experience local life and culture of the city
Description

Nikko located 140 km north of Tokyo, is a popular destination for both local and foreign tourists. The popular places in the city include the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikkō Tōshō-gū) and his grandson Iemitsu (Iemitsu-byō Taiyū-in), and the Futarasan Shrine, which dates to the year 767. The city is also popular for its hot springs. The Nikko National Park has some of the most spectacular waterfalls and scenic trails. The city is well-known for its monkeys that walk around the town in the winter looking for food.

There is a popular Japanese saying “Never say ‘Kekko’ until you’ve seen Nikko”, where Kekko means beautiful or magnificent. Visit Nikko, the birthplace of the shoguns, and see the world-famous temples and statues. Here are some of the highlights of the city which you can visit as per your interests:

  • Cedar Avenue Nikko
  • Nikko Botanical Garden
  • Shrines and Temples in the City (Nikkō Tōshō-gū, Futarasan Shrine, and Rinnō-Ji)
  • Tōshō-gū (The Three Wise Monkeys)
  • Lake Chūzenji
  • Jizo statues on the Kanman Walk. A little outside the main city, locals often ask visitors to count the statues while walking and to recount while walking back. The number is often different, fueling a legend amongst locals.
What's included

Services of the local tour guide

What's excluded
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Address
Nikko,Nikko,Japan
Meet your Host
Tokio tours

My name is Nicki Yoshihara and I am the founder and owner of Tokio Tours. We have been guiding people across various places in Japan since 2013. We have a lot of experience in providing the best possible experience in Japan. Since I am originally Dutch, we have a lot of Dutch-speaking guides working for us in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and various other locations around Japan. All our guides are local people who have had extensive training in how to be the guide you need. We specialize in bespoke private tours. All our guides do their utmost to enhance your experience and to adjust every tour we do to the clients' needs. All our guides are also fluent in Japanese and English and have extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, cuisine, modern pop culture, religion. All our guides have their own expertise.

From USD 515 / Person
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.