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Nikko is famous for the Toshogu Shrine, which holds the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the famous founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled for over 200 years (1603-1868). The city of Nikko is found in Tochigi Prefecture and is one of the most frequented cities for the famous shrine designs and history.

Nikko (日光) is a city that developed around the temples that were established in the 8th century. The shrines and temples of Nikko were inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1999 for its breathtaking sceneries, magnificent craftsmanship and cultural impact. Many of the architecture in Nikko were influenced by the teachings of Esoteric Buddhism and Ryobu Shinto that resulted in the creation of magnificent representations of those beliefs. The 103 structures and nature surrounding area of Nikko is a World Heritage, however the most famous are the Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine and Rinnoji Temple. The Toshogu Shrine is home to the famous carving of the “See no Evil, Hear no Evil and Speak no Evil” monkeys. The Futarasan Shrine was the first Shinto shrine built and is comprised of smaller reliquaries that embody the fusion of man with nature much like the city Nikko itself. This also includes the famous red lacquered bridge called Shinkyo or The Sacred Bridge. Since Nikko’s religious roots also connect to Buddhism, the Rinnoji Temple, which was built in 766, provided solitude for monks because of its location deep in the mountains. Nikko experienced a decline during Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s reign until Tokugawa Ieyasu chose Nikko to place a mausoleum for his final rest. Even though Ieyasu passed away in 1617 the completion of the Toshogu shrine was seen in 1636 by the third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu. The city Nikko was left in charge as the chief religious caretaker of the Tokugawa and gained continued prosperity. It was around this time that a number of roads were built to make the travel easier for citizens to pay their respects to the deceased Shogun. Aside from the religious aspects of Nikko it is also a popular destination in the autumn season. When the leaves reflect fall colors many tourist gather in the area to see the spectacle. Kegon Waterfall, the second tallest waterfall in Japan, is especially popular to see in fall.

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Beyond Tokyo Summer: Nikko, Karuizawa & Snow Monkey 
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5 Days 4 Nights | from US $1898.00

Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Join our Beyond Tokyo Summer Tour and explore Nikko, Karuizawa, Yudanaka, and other must-see regions outside Tokyo and its immediate area.

5 Days 4 Nights | from US $1898.00

Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Join our Beyond Tokyo Summer Tour and explore Nikko, Karuizawa, Yudanaka, and other must-see regions outside Tokyo and its immediate area.
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Sun. Jul 20, 2025 Thu. Jul 24, 2025 US $1898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Beyond Tokyo Autumn: Nikko, Karuizawa & Snow Monkey 
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Beyond Tokyo Autumn: Nikko, Karuizawa & Snow Monkey Tour
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5 Days 4 Nights | from US $1898.00

Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Discover what lies Beyond Tokyo in an itinerary that includes visits to destinations in Nikko, Karuizawa, and Nagano, all during the stunning autumn season.

5 Days 4 Nights | from US $1898.00

Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto
Discover what lies Beyond Tokyo in an itinerary that includes visits to destinations in Nikko, Karuizawa, and Nagano, all during the stunning autumn season.
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Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Otaru / Sapporo
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Charms of Northern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour

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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Towada / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko
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Sapporo / Otaru / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Towada / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko
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Aomori / Inakadate / Hirosaki / Kakunodate / Sakata / Mt Haguro / Mogami River Gorge / Yamadera / Matsushima / Nikko
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Aomori / Inakadate / Hirosaki / Kakunodate / Sakata / Mt Haguro / Mogami River Gorge / Yamadera / Matsushima / Nikko
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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3898.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park
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Sapporo / Otaru / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku with spring cherry blossoms and baby blue eye flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park.
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Blossom Tour

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Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour
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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3898.00

Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Otaru / Sapporo
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9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3898.00

Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossom in Spring.
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Tohoku Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer
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13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

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A small-group guided walking & hiking tour exploring mountains in Tohoku with 6 days of walking and hiking of 2-6 hours per day.

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Tokyo / Nikko / Oze / Dewa Sanzan / Kakunodate / Nyuto Onsen / Tono / Tokyo
A small-group guided walking & hiking tour exploring mountains in Tohoku with 6 days of walking and hiking of 2-6 hours per day.
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Festivals

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Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals
Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals
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12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.
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Mon. Jul 29, 2024 Fri. Aug 9, 2024 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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