There’s a proverb in Japanese, “don’t say kekkō until you’ve seen Nikkō.” It means “you haven’t seen anything in Japan, if you haven’t seen Nikkō.”
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I love Nikkō! It’s got something for everyone: commanding architecture, awe-inspiring natural beauty, and the all-encompassing spirituality of one of Japan’s strongest power spots. There’s so much to do here. Just pick two destinations from below and we’re ready to go.
- Edo Wonderland
A theme park where you cosplay as members of Edo Period society, experience traditional Japanese culture, and watch out for ninjas everywhere!
- Hiking in Nikkō National Park
Nothing beats trekking through the mountains of Japan. There are several courses, my favorite is a pilgrimage established in the mid-700’s by the monk Shōdō Shōnin.
- Shrines and Temples of Nikkō
Established in the 8th century and expanded to present size in the 1600’s, this is one of the crowning achievements of Edo Period architecture. Includes famous Tōshō-gū and Taiyū-in, grand mausoleums of the first and third shōguns.
- Eat age-yuba manjū
This isn’t an add-on. Like or not, we’re going to eat this delicious local snack, my treat!
- Because this tour is in-and-out in one day, I can’t add-on more destinations. If you want to see other things in the area, let’s customize your tour! Or, maybe it’s better to slow down and do the area over three days…
Starts at ¥65,000
Choose Your Own Adventure
Choose your own adventure, dawg.
Here’s a secret. All my tours are customized in one way or another. If you need a private tour or someone to make things smoother, or if you’re gathering contents and shooting video and need a fixer, I’m sure I can help out and get you sorted.