Visit Nikko, the cultural and historical area from Tokyo by bullet train. You will see the historical architecture at the Toshogu Shrine and the local sake brewery.
What to Expect
This is a private guided Nikko tour from Tokyo.
Tour route and timing can be changed upon request.
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
After the great general, Ieyasu Tokugawa, died in early 1600's, his body was buried in Nikko and his son, Hidetada Tokugawa, built a mausoleum in Nikko, which was completed in 1617.
However, the mausoleum was quite small, so his grandson, Iemitsu Tokugawa, re-built it in 1636.
Because of this, many craftsmen, such as carpenters, painters, and sculptors, came to Nikko.
This construction costed about 16 billion yen (about $160M).
In addition to Ieyasu Tokugawa, Yoritomo Minamoto and Hideyoshi Toyotomi are honoured at this shrine.
Also, there are 8 national treasures and 55 important cultural properties in Toshogu.
Watanabe Sahira Sake brewery.
Needless to say, sake is now a world famous alcohol and it tastes much better if you taste this at the brewery.
You will have a special access to enter this sake brewery in Nikko and the sake master/brewer will do a brewery tour for you. This is a perfect opportunity to learn everything about sake and you will be able to taste some.
Sake is made between November and March, so you will actually be able to see the sake manufacturing process.
Sample tour itinerary (Route can be changed upon request.)
8:30AM-10:20AM Go to Nikko from Tokyo by bullet train
10:40AM-11:20PM Nikko Toshogu shrine/Rinnoji temple
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch at Nikko station
1:30PM-2:30PM Sake brewery
3:00PM-5:00PM Back to Tokyo
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Admission fee (Sake brewery)
- Return transportation fare from/to Tokyo
- English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Lunch and dinner
- Hotel pick-up/drop off
- Admission fee (shrine/temple)
Know Before You Go
-You need to pay for the taxi at site, if taken.
-Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
-The gate of main image is currently under repair