Nikko and Ninja Full Day Tour: Make it a day to remember with a tour to Nikko and ninja shows.
* See the ornate carvings and lavish design of Nikko Toshogu Shrine with a guide
* Step back in time to the Edo period at Nikko Edomura
* Admire a ninja’s silent skills at a ninja show
Begin by travelling to Nikko by bus from Tokyo, where on arrival we take a tour of Toshogu Shrine, one of the country’s significant World Heritage Sites. Behold its beautifully ornate and lavish design that makes it a National Treasure of Japan and see the Edo period come to life before your eyes. 400 years old, to this day you can still spot the shrine’s legendary carvings; including the three monkeys depicting the proverb ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’, as well as the sleeping cat.
After the guided tour of the shrine, you have free time to spend having lunch in Nikko and making your way to the Fujiya Kanko Center on foot. From here you catch the free 40 minute shuttle bus service to where history has stood still - Nikko Edomura. See ninjas crawling the roofs, gracious samurai and humble geisha wandering the streets, in a place where the Edo period is still living and breathing. Enjoy Oiran (Edo period courtesans) and ninja shows and walk in a replica of an old Edo town before returning to modern day Japan taking the bus to Kinugawa-Onsen Station, and onwards to Tobu Asakusa by Tobu Limited Express.
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Duration: Approximately 12 hours and a half.
Start/opening time: 8:05am.
End/closing time: Approximately 8:30pm.
Opening days/period: 21st March till 28th November: Tuesdays and Fridays. 23rd March till 27th April: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Others: Drop-off location: Tobu Asakusa Station. An English-speaking guide accompanies this tour from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal through the visit to Nikko Toshogu Shrine. Participants will be responsible for moving on their own after sightseeing at Nikko Toshogu Shrine. The guide will not accompany the latter section of the tour.
This tour uses bus transportatioin on the outbound trip, so arrival to Nikko Toshogu Shrine may vary depending on road conditions. The amount of time available for sightseeing at Nikko Toshogu Shrine may be shortened depending on road conditions.
A complimentary shuttle bus service transports participants from Fujiya Kanko Center to Nikko Edomura. The bus departure times for Nikko Edomura are 13:15 and 14:45. Depending on the departure time, the stay at Nikko Edomura may have to be shortened. Transportation from Nikko Edomura to the Kinugawa-Onsen Station is by Tobu Dial Bus.
Please note that due to major repair and restoration work, three monkeys carving and part or all of Yomeimon Gate will not be visible at Toshogu Shrine.