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What You Should not Miss in the City of Nikko

Beginners are Welcome! Enjoy Water Activities.

Kirifuri Secret Falls Shower Walking

Nikko

One-day tour to visit three waterfalls: Choji Falls, Tamasudare Falls and Makkura Falls. Lunch is also included. You can fully enjoy jumping into the limpid stream and waterfall basins!

  • Term
    June - September
  • Time
    9:30 - 15:00
  • Price
    11,000yen for over 15 years-old
    7,000yen for over 10 years-old
    *The fee includes a guide service fee, insurance fee, a set of outfits, lunch and consumption tax
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-53-3379

Rafting

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Rafting consists of a rubber boat capable of seating 7-8 people traversing a barrage of waves as it travels down the river. The passengers work together with paddles to take on the limpid stream of the Kinugawa River. Feeling the flow of the river and seeing the wildlife that inhabit it, rafting offers you the chance for a direct experience of the beauty and majesty of nature.

  • Term
    mid-April - early November
  • Time
    Tochigi Kayak Center: 9:00, 13:00
    NAOC: 8:45, 12:45
    e-rafting: 8:30, 11:00, 13:30
  • Price
    Adults: 7,700 yen, Children: 6,200 yen (Exclusive of Insurance Fee 500 yen)
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-77-2030 (+81-90-7566-6082 at night),
    +81-288-70-1181 (+81-90-6497-9888 at night),
    +81-288-77-4802 (+81-90-6518-9647 at night),

Canyoning

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Canyoning offers you the chance to really explore the natural surroundings. Sliding down natural chutes made from the rock face, swimming in pools at the foot of waterfalls, riding over smaller waterfalls, a canyoning course lets you leave the everyday world behind and enjoy the great outdoors to the very fullest at the Kinugawa River. While most of the participants are beginners, there are a large number of regular visiter.

  • Term
    mid-April - early November
  • Time
    NAOC: 8:45, 12:45
    e-rafting: 8:30, 13:30
  • Price
    NAOC: Adults: 7,500 yen, Children: 6,200 yen
    e-rafting: Adults: 7,700 yen, Children: 6,200 yen
    (Exclusive of Insurance Fee 500 yen)
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-70-1181 (+81-90-6497-9888 at night),
    +81-288-77-4802 (+81-90-6518-9647 at night),

Canoe Picnic in Lake Chuzenji

Oku-Nikko

Even if you are a beginner or are not confident in your physical strength, this tour allows you to experience canoeing in a safe and pleasant manner. So, why not challenge canoeing in the Lake Chuzenji surrounded by quietness and beautiful scenery of Mt. Nantai.

Canoeing

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

The Canadian canoe gives you the sensation of enjoying a floating picnic, allowing you to experience the waterside nature at a leisurely pace, amid the peaceful and deeply liberating atmosphere of the river. Peace of mind regarding children is assured, as instruction on the basic techniques is provided in advance and the canoes are highly stable.

  • Term
    mid-April - early November
  • Time
    Tochigi Kayak Center: 9:00, 13:00
    Nature Planet : 8:30, 13:30
  • Price
    Tochigi Kayak Center: Adults: 6,500 yen, Children: 4,500 yen
    Nature Planet : Adults: 5,500 yen, Children: 4,500 yen
    (Exclusive of Insurance Fee 500 yen)
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-77-2030 (+81-90-7566-6082 at night),
    +81-288-78-1177

Participate in the Event to Feel and Enjoy Water.

Mizukake Mikoshi Togyo (carrying of miniature shrines)

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Throw as much water as possible over mikoshi (portable shrine) and pray for your luck of sound health and realization of a great ambition! It is only in this period that you can see an Edo style (old Tokyo style) mikoshi parade and feel coolness summer in Japan.

Grab the Fish You Can

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Visitors can experience hand-catching freshwater fish that inhabit the clear waters of the river. Caught fish can then be eaten at the event venue.

  • Term
    July 25 (Wed) - August 26 (Sun), 2018
  • Time
    10:00 - 15:00
  • Price
    At Kinugawa Onsen Obarazawa; 1,000 yen (Guests of member accommodation of Kinugawa-onsen Association of Ryokans: 700 yen)
    At Kawaji Onsen Shikagawa river beach; 700 yen (Guests of Kawaji hot spring: 400 yen)
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Get on a vehicle that runs on the surface of water!

Lake Chuzenji Excursion Boat

Oku-Nikko

A sightseeing boat to cruise on the Lake Chuzenji, a beautiful lake representing Nikko. You can tour many sightseeing spots along the lake and feel magnificent nature on the boat where time passes slowly and quietly.

  • Term
    April - November
  • Time
    Departure from Funenoeki Chuzenji at: 9:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 15:00 (In the period from November 5 to April 19, the first boat departs at 11:30, and the last boat at 14:30.)
  • Price
    Lake Chuzenji Circle Tour: Adults: 1,250 yen, elementary school students: 630 yen (other tours available)
  • Place
  • Contact

Exploration tour of the dam and dam lake by amphibious bus

Kinugawa - Kawaji Hot Spring

This amphibious bus enters the water directly from land, allowing passengers to enjoy a tour of the dam lake from the water's surface.

  • Term
    April - November (service suspended on some days)
  • Time
    9:15, 10:50, 13:15, 14:50
  • Price
    Adults: 3,000 yen, Children (3 to 12 years old): 2,000, Infants (2 years old or younger): 500 yen
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-78-0345

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.

  • Term
    mid-April - mid-November
  • Time
    Departure time : 9:00, 9:35, 10:10, 10:45, 11:20, 11:55, 12:50, 13:25, 14:00, 14:35, 15:10, 15:45
  • Price
    Adults: 2,700 yen, Children: 1,200 yen
  • Place
  • Contact
    0288−77-0531

Ease your mind at a great scenery spot on the river bank.

Ryuou Valley

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Stream of the Kinugawa River washed the volcanic rocks erupted from a volcano 22 million years ago and created the natural formative arts consisting of huge strange and odd shaped rocks. The name of this valley was given after the image that a dragon wriggles. The clean stream of the Kinugawa River, rocks and trees surrounding them offer magnificent scenery like a landscape painting.

Ojikagawa River (Kamimiyori Area)

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

One of the beautiful rivers that you would wish to keep as your secret place; it is surrounded by abundant nature and its water is so clear that you can see the bottom. There are facilities where you can enjoy wasabi picking and mountain stream fishing.

Yudaki Falls

Oku-Nikko

The Yudaki Falls located on the south edge of the Lake Yunoko is breathtaking falls that have 70m elevation difference and 110m length. The observatory platform placed near the basin of the falls allows visitors to see the falls from the close location. In addition, if you are lucky, you may find a statue of Kannon on the rock surface.

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

Oku-Nikko Hiking

Oku-Nikko

You can choose your favorite one from a variety of hiking courses allowing visitors to enjoy magnificent nature of the Nikko National Park, such as one to walk by the Lake Chuzenji slowly or one to walk over the marsh registered under the Ramsar Convention.

Taste Delicious Nikko Water!

Shaved ice made from Nikko's natural water

Nikko
Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen
Imaichi

Nikko’s shaved ice uses the soft and fluffy ice produced by freezing Nikko’s mineral spring water in the natural outdoor coldness of the area in winter and storing it in an ice room.

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

Tour to Sake Brewery

Imaichi

Japanese sake is brewed by the Japanese unique method to use rice, malted rice and water as the basic ingredients. In the Imaichi district, sake is brewed in various places, because the district is benefited from high-quality groundwater that have been traditionally supplied from the Nikko mountains. During this period when sake is newly brewed, why not visit sake breweries to see brewing of sake and try the newly-brewed sake?

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