Model Courses

Day 1

By Walk

  • Address Short-distance walk from the Kamiimaichi Station
10:35

Nikko Kaido Suginamikimichi (Nikko Road Cedar Path),

Imaichi

After contribution to the Nikko Toshogu Shrine as an approach to the shrine in the Edo period, about 50,000 cedar trees were planted over about 20 years. Currently, about 12,500 trees remain, and the path extending over 35.41km is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest tree-lined road in the world.

By Walk

  • Address Short-distance walk from the Kamiimaichi Station
10:40

Suginamiki Koen (Cedar Path Park),

Imaichi

A park that encompasses the Nikko Road Cedar Path. In the park, the old-style water mill used for production of incense sticks, as well as the old Edure House built in 1830 are restored and exhibited.

By Walk

  • Address Short-distance walk from the Kamiimaichi Station
11:00

Sobadokoro Hotokuan

Imaichi

A soba restaurant with quiet atmosphere that is located in the Suginamikikoen Park. While viewing the cedar path and water mills of the world, you can taste authentic hand-made soba.

By Train

By Bus

  • Address 6 minutes from the Kamiimaichi Staiion by the busses bound for the Tobu-Nikko Station and transfer at the last bus stop. 5 minutes from the Tobu-Nikko Station by the buses bound for Kirifurikogen and 5-minute walk from the Marumi Bus Stop (No. 93),
12:00

Nikko Woodcarving Village Craft Centre

Nikko

In this facilities, visitors can experience of creating Nikkobori (Nikko carving), and Nikko geta (wooden clogs),, which are traditional handicrafts of Nikko. With the guidance of experts, you can create your own works in about 90 minutes.

By Bus

  • Address 5 minutes from the Marumi Bus Stop (No. 93), by the busses bound for the JR Nikko Station and getting off at walk from the Tobu-Nikko Station (No. 2),

Accommodation

15:00

Nikko Onsen

Nikko
Open-Air Bath
Onsens for Day Trippers

Onsen resorts are located around the World Cultural Heritage shrines and temples of Nikko. In this area, there is a Onsen that was called as musonoyu (Onsen of imagination), by Kobo Daishi (Saint Kobo),, and the source of the Onsen was reportedly discovered in recent years. The Onsen is colorless and transparent, is said to be good for beautiful ski. In this resort, travelers can heal fatigue of the tour of the world heritages.

Spring Quality: Simple Onsen
The effect: The Onsen is good for stiff shoulders, neuralgia, beautiful skin, etc.

Day 2

By Walk

  • Address 15-minute walk from the Nikko Station or Tobu-Nikko Station
10:30

Town Walk in Kimono

Nikko

Rent a kimono and go for a stroll in the World-Heritage shrines and temples, and the temple town. Kimonos in various materials that fit to bodies of females, males and children, and each season are available. In addition, shop staff helps you get dressed.

By Walk

  • Address 10-minute walk
11:30

World-Heritage Shrines and Temples in Nikko

Nikko

The World-Heritage shrines and temples in Nikko attract many travelers from the world. The World Heritages consists of 2 shrines and 1 temple: the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple and Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine. The Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the most famous World Heritage in Nikko, enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo bakufu (shogunate),. The shrine encompasses a variety of architectures and sculptures registered as the national treasures or important cultural properties, allowing visitors to appreciate great-flamboyant architectural beauties.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Nikko

The Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the most famous shrine of the World Heritages in Nikko, enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo bakufu (shogunate),, but most of it was renovated by Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third shogun, in the Great Reconstruction of the Kanei era in 1636. Inside the shrine, encompassed are 55 architectures including 8 national treasures and 34 important cultural properties. Each architecture is decorated with sculpture, japan and brilliant color coatings crafted by famous craftsmen selected and gathered from all over Japan. It is said that total 40 to 100 billion yen in present currency value was spent to create those great-flamboyant architectural beauties.

* The Yomei-mon Gate is currently undergoing renovation works, which are scheduled to last until March 2017.

13:00

Nikko Futarasan-Jinja Shrine

Nikko

In 766, Shodo Shonin (Saint Shodo), stepped into the mountains in Nikko. The Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine deifies Mt. Futarasan (Mt. Nantaisan),, the most symbolized mountain of those, as its object of worship, and, as an only shrine in the area, has been regarded as ujigamisama (a guardian of the place),, as well as the center of the mountain worship that has been believed in the area for long time. The precinct of the shrine is as large as about 3,400ha and contains the mountains of the Nikko National Park. In the area of the Nikko mountains, there are the main hall and front shrine, the single-layer Irimoya-zukuri-roofed architectures registered as the World Heritage, as well as shinen (shrine gardens), that spring water gushes out. This shrine is also famous for answering to prayers of those who seek good luck, pregnancy, smooth delivery of babies, and marriage tie.

14:00

Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple

Nikko

The history of the Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple started 1200 years ago, when Shodo Shonin (Saint Shodo),, who firstly served as the head priest of Nikko, founded the Shihonryuji Temple. Sanbutsudo Hall, the main temple, is one of the largest wooden architectures in Nikkousan, and houses Buddhist statues respectively symbolizing honchibutsu (original Buddhist divinity), of the holy three mountains in Nikko, such as Senju-Kannon (Kannon with a thousand arms: honchibutsu of Mt. Nantaisan), Amidanyorai (Amitabha Tathagata: honchibutsu of Mt. Nyohousan), and Bato-Kannon (Kannon with a horse head: honchibutsu o Mt. Tarosan),, which is 8m tall. In addition to the above, there are still many spots that visitors should not miss: such as the Gomado Hall that houses the statues of the gods of fortune such as Bishamonten, Daikokuten and Benzaiten; temple’s treasure house that exhibits the statues of Buddha and sutras registered as the national treasures or important cultural properties; Shoyoen garden, a Japanese-style garden that features a path around a pond.

* The Sanbutsudo Hall is currently undergoing major renovation works, which are scheduled to last until March 2021. During this period, the special path for viewing the inside of Sanbutsudo Hall from a height of 26m is available.

By Train

  • Address 10 minutes from the Tobu-Nikko Station by trains bound for the Asakusa Station, and transfer at the Shimoimaichi Station. 20 minutes by trains bound for Aizutajima, and getting off at the Kinugawa-onsen Station.

Accommodation

17:00

Kinugawa Onsen

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen
Open-Air Bath
Onsens for Day Trippers

The Kinugawa Onsen originates from the Taki Onsen that was discovered on the west bank of the Kinugawa River in the Edo period. After that, another Onsen gushed forth on the east bank and was named as the Fujiwara Onsen. Since then, people have called combination of these two Onsens as the Kinugawa Onsen, and now the Onsen resort is known as “a place for treat in the Kanto region” and attracts many travelers. This Onsen resort currently has more than 80 hotels and ryokans including modernistic hotels with many guest rooms and open air bathes. The Onsen of Kinugawa has been famous for the effect to heal burn injuries, and has enjoyed the nickname as the “healer of burn injuries” since the old days.

Spring Quality: Alkaline simple Onsen
The effect: The Onsen is good for beautiful skin, neuralgia, muscular pain, arthritis, frozen shoulders, burn injury, motor paralysis, stiffness in joints, bruise, sprain, chronic digestive diseases, hemorrhoid, sensitivity to cold, recovery from illness, recovery from fatigue, health enhancement, etc.

  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Day 3

By Walk

  • Address 5-minute walk from the Kinugawa-onsen Station
9:00

Kinugawa River Boat Tour

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Feel yourself being gently rocked by the motion of the boat being guided through the water with the boatman‘s skilful control of the oar, as you enjoy a close-up encounter with the natural wonder of the Kinugawa River, with its seasonally changing faces and sea of richly varied rock forms. The ride delivers its share of thrills too, with the boat buffeted by sheets of spray as it enters the rapids. Totally immerse yourself in the 360-degree dynamic scenery of the Kinugawa River on this approximately 40 minute boat trip.

By Bus

  • Address 12 minutes form Kinuootoro by the buses bound for Nikko Edomura and short-distance walk from the last bus stop
10:30

EDO WONDERLAND Nikko Edomura

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

A cultural park that visitors can feel and experience the culture of the Edo period. The old architectures and towns including the village of ninja and samurai residences are recreated with reality, making the visitors feel that they have traveled back to the Edo period. You should not miss the thrilling ninja show and the elegant oiran show. Wear the outfits of ninja, samurai or princess, and enjoy interaction with the people of the Edo period.

By Bus

  • Address 22 minutes form Nikko Edomura by the buses bound for the Kinugawa-onsen Station and short-distance walk from the last bus stop