Can you do Nikko as a day trip from Tokyo?
Make the most of a day out in the lush mountain town of Nikko, located just under 2 hours away from Tokyo, with our Nikko Day Trip Itinerary. The small town of Nikko is one of the most stunning places you can visit near Tokyo for the autumn colours.
Can I use JR pass from Tokyo to Nikko?
Japan Rail Pass holders can reach Nikko for free with the Tohoku Shinkansen. Take a ‘Yamabito’ or ‘Nasuno’ Shinkansen from Tokyo or Ueno, to Utsunomiya (about 50 minutes), and change for the JR Nikko line for JR Nikko station (about 45 minutes).
How do I get to JR Pass from Tokyo to Nikko?
Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen (from Tokyo or Ueno Station) to Utsunomiya Station and transfer to the JR Nikko Line. With a good connection at Utsunomiya, the one way trip takes about 100 minutes. Due to its high cost (about 5500 yen one way), this option is attractive to holders of a JR pass.
Is Nikko Japan worth visiting?
Yes, Nikko is worth it for people looking for the traditional Japan and World Heritage Sites. Nikko is beautiful regardless of the weather because rainy or foggy days create an amazing atmosphere around the World Heritage Sites while sunny days illuminate the National Park and waterfalls.
Why is Nikko famous?
Nikko (日光, Nikkō) is a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, most famous for Toshogu, Japan’s most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. Nikko is located along Japan’s Romantic Road.
How do you get around Nikko?
Buses. Buses are the most popular way of getting around Nikko. Buses here aren’t like traffic-bound urban buses; they weave along the scenic, rural roads with ease. Regular buses run frequently between the city’s train stations and major tourist sites as often as every 15 minutes.
Is a JR Pass worth it?
Yes, the JR pass could be worth it if… For example, Tokyo, Osaka/Kyoto, and Hiroshima are all spread apart, so a JR pass could save both money and time, especially if you also need a return trip (e.g. for your return flight home). Buses on these routes are still cheaper, but much slower.
How far is Nikko from Tokyo?
The historic sites of Nikko are about 120 km north of central Tokyo, and getting there by train is easiest. There are two train stations at Nikko: Tobu Nikko and JR Nikko, which is usually just labeled “Nikko.” The stations are only about 100 meters apart.
How much is a 7 day rail pass in Japan?
How much does a Japan Rail Pass Cost?
|7-day||39,600 YEN||29,650 YEN|
|14-day||64,120 YEN||47,250 YEN|
|21-day||83,390 YEN||60,450 YEN|
Where can I buy Nikko all area pass?
The Nikko Pass can be purchased online, at TOBU Tourist Information Center ASAKUSA, and at the 1F Ticket Counter in Asakusa Station (Tobu Skytree Line). If you purchase your ticket online, the voucher you receive can be exchanged at TOBU TIC Asakusa for your Nikko Pass on the day of your trip.
What is there to do in Nikko in winter?
Nikko in Winter
- Akechidaira Ropeway. Observation deck and Mount Nantai in the background.
- On the eastern bank of Lake Chuzenji. Chuzenji Temple.
- Kegon Waterfall. Ryuzu Waterfall (viewed from bottom)
- Trekking through the woods. Sign.
- By the river.
How do you get to Kanazawa from Tokyo?
Tokyo and Kanazawa are directly connected with each other by the JR Hokuriku Shinkansen. The one way ride takes 2.5 to 3 hours, costs around 14,000 yen and is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and Hokuriku Arch Pass. Note that the latter will pay off for a round trip between Tokyo and Kanazawa.
How many days is enough in Tokyo?
But, for most mortals with jobs and limited budgets, I’d suggest spending three or four days in Tokyo. For example, if you have a week to spend in Japan, I’d recommend three days in Tokyo and four in Kyoto. If you need help deciding how much time to spend in Tokyo versus Kyoto, see my Tokyo or Kyoto page.
Is it worth visiting Osaka?
Yes, Osaka is absolutely worth a visit. I definitely agree with Sammy about the Namba/Dotonbori area. It’s an interesting and kind of unique place. You probably don’t see that kind of settings in a city outside Japan.
How do you get from Lake chuzenji to Nikko?
Lake Chuzenji is easily accessible via bus from either Nikko or Tobu Nikko Station. Take the bus heading for Okunikko Yumoto Onsen and get off at the Lake Chuzenji stop of your choice.