Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour :World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu,Lake Chuzenji,Kegon Falls

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Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour :World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu,Lake Chuzenji,Kegon Falls
from USD $141.49
Explore the scenic shrines and breathtaking countryside of Nikko National Park on a relaxing day trip from Tokyo. Famous for its stunning beauty amid natural surroundings, Nikko has been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for centuries. With an informative guide, visit the ornate complex of Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site decorated with wood carvings and gold leaf. Upgrade for a Japanese lunch, and then take in more sights at Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. Enjoy round-trip coach transport.
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In Brief

Shinjuku City, Japan
11 hours
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Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kegon Falls, 2479-2 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture


Duration: 30 minutes

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


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Chuzenji, Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture


Duration: 10 minutes


  • Round-trip coach between Tokyo and Nikko National Park
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch (if "Lunch Included" option selected at checkout)
  • Entry/Admission - Kegon Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Nikko Tosho-gu


  • Lunch (if "No Lunch" option is selected at checkout)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Departure Point

KEIO PLAZA HOTEL TOKYO, 2 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Returns To

1-chōme-7-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour will depart regardless of weather or traffic conditions, unless you are notified otherwise by the local operator. Viator and your local tour operator will not be responsible for necessary itinerary changes due to unforeseen circumstances
  • In October and November, heavy traffic due to autumn leaves is expected every year on Irohazaka Winding Road. Therefore, Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji will not be visited during this period and instead one of the following attractions will be visited: Taiyuuin Mausoleum at Rinno-ji Temple, Futarasan Shrine, Kirifuri Falls or Tamozawa Imperial Villa
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The alternative plan outlined above may be used even outside of the designated period due to road conditions or other reasons. No refunds will be issued as a result of location changes.
  • Children up to 5 years old may join free of charge, but will not be provided with bus seats. If a seat on the bus is required for the child, please make a booking at the child rate.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking.
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great tour and guide! Loved the shrine and countryside. Tour guide was extremely informative. Enjoyed lunch
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
Wow! Nikko was an amazing place to visit. Everyone in my family loved the tour. Aside from beautiful Nikko, visiting the lake and falls was an added bonus. We especially enjoyed the fantastic, delicious lunch! Would take this tour again in a second. Thanks Viator for making the experience one of the best in Japan!
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
Giulia did a great job on this tour. She knew her stuff and made some great suggestions for things to do on our own. We recommend this tour.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2020
Words cannot do justice to the beautiful place Nikko is. You have to be there to really experience it. This was my 2nd tour with the same company. They are really professional, guide was excellent. They take care of every person on the tour. I was a solo traveler but didn't feel left out. The shrine was amazing, lake was absolutely beautiful and the marvel of this tour is the waterfall. Simply amazing.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
Excellent day trip, good food, good sights, it’s a shame it was cloudy the day I went. Superb guide.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2019
I highly recommend this tour for those who happen to be in Tokyo and do not have enough time to spend a night in Nikko. There are many beautiful sceneries to see and learn about the history of Japan. There was an uncontrolled incident that caused a delay on our trip. However, Yoko, the guide, handled that very well. She proactively worked with us to reorganize the itinerary and ensured that we saw most attractions. Despite the fact that we ended up spending more time on the bus than at the actual sites, I did not regret taking the trip. It was fulfilled and I learned a lot from it.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
We had such a lovely day trip with our very friendly host, Mika and very competent bus drivers. It was a day of beautiful scenery and great cultural awareness. I can highly recommend this trip and would advise on booking the delicious lunch as well.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
The success of this tour was based on Amy’s expertise. She went out of her way to accommodate guest needs. Thank you Amy!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Guide was very friendly. The tour took us to the beautiful Toshogu temple and breathtaking lake and waterfall views. 100% recommended.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The organisation was impeccable and the host took great care and responsibility about their guests. The lunch was very good and there was plenty to fill in every stomach. The site was truly magnificent and the host told us a lot about the historical background of the place. Overall: very good and I highly recommend.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The trip to Nikko National Park was excellent and we highly recommend it. The scenery is amazing; the shrine is worth visiting. The lake and the mountain views are breathtaking and the lunch was awesome. The tour guide was excellent
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
This was a great tour. From transportation, the tour guide Joe and the actual tour. The shrines and site were absolutely beautiful. We loved every single minute.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2019
We had a wonderful day! Our guide was very informative and accommodating. We lucked out and had beautiful weather, too.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2018
It is a long bus trip to Nikko but totally worth it. The place is beautiful. I would have liked one more hour on the site though. The guide was knowledgeable, attentive and helpful although his English was painfully weak. The tour was well organized.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
The Toshogu Shrine was worth the trip. Lunch on this tour was very good. Lake Chunzenji and Kevin Falls are a bonus.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
Our Japanese guide, Marie is enthusiastic and very effective in managing things to run on time. The Nikko is beautiful and Japanese lunch set is nice. We are lucky that the day we went to Nikko, the heat wave has just cooled down a little and the tropical storm has not yet arrived. So, it was a perfect day for me.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018
The guide and driver were absolutely the best I have ever seen. She diligently explained everything throughout the tour. I learned so much from her and had a great time.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
Overall the trip was better than my expectation... from the driver, tour guide(Yoko), to Nikko. Thank you for such an informative tour and going above and beyond to help everyone feels comfortable. Our family of four including two children- Highly recommended - as first timers. Thank you!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2018
This was a pleasant day out with some beautiful scenery and interesting time at the Toshogu Shrine Complex.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
The attractions were all breathtaking and definitely worth the long bus ride. Our tour guide was very helpful and kind.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
We had rain. But these guys just like all Japanese do a great job. Travelled with my wife and 3 kids all under 10.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2018
We don't typically like to take tours, preferring to travel on our own. The Toshogu Shrine is a must see for everyone traveling to Japan. Our guide Amy has to be the best tour guide we've come across in all of our travels. She's very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. On our tour bus, there was a teething toddler, and she cried during the entire 3.5 hours trip to Nikko. Amy was extremely accommodating to that family and to the other passengers. She's a 5-star guide.
• Submitted 06 May 2018
What an amazing place. We were very lucky that because of the time of year there were very few tourists about so we were able to explore the site very easily. It is a magical place and we were so pleased that we went. The included lunch was very authentic and just perfect to warm us all back up. Our guide, Nao, was very informative and moved things along at a pace that was just right. Highly recommend this trip.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
This day tour was very well organized from start to finish. Our guide, Shin-san was very informative, entertaining and helpful. All three places visited - the temple/shrine/tomb, the picturesque lake and the waterfall were well worth the trip. The Japenese lunch was of exceptional quality - and more than enough in quantity. Bernadette and Graeme, Melbourne
• Submitted 05 Apr 2018

In Brief

Shinjuku City, Japan
11 hours
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