Self Guided Adventure


Nikko Temple Splendour (Group Tour Add-On)

3 Nights: from US$910 per person (twin share) Trip Code: AONTSC

Make your trip last longer with a stay in Nikko, home to the splendid Tosho-gu Shrine and the verdant forests and stunning waterfalls of Nikko National Park. Read more >

Your Small Group Tour Classic Japan is over, but you don't have to go home just yet. Why not extend your stay in Japan with a Self-Guided Adventure north to Nikko?

Now that you're comfortable using public transport, you're ready to travel independently to Nikko for two nights before returning for a last stay in Tokyo. Nikko is a little under 3 hours from Tokyo, and is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tosho-gu Shrine, the lavishly decorated mausoleum and resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate which ruled from 1603-1868. One of the highlights is the relief of three monkeys that represent "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil". The shrine is unlike any other in Japan and provides a wonderful contrast with the more modest shrines and temples you see in Kyoto and Tokyo.

Nikko isn't only famous for its history; the sprawling Nikko National Park is made up of thick forests, dazzling waterfalls, and impressive mountains, and you could easily spend several days here exploring off the beaten track.

Your final stop on your add-on trip will be back in Tokyo, this time in Asakusa. If you just can't decide how to spend your final day in Japan, don't forget to flick through your Info-Pack for inspiration and our best recommendations on where to eat and what to do in Japan's greatest city.

On your final morning, we've arranged a shared shuttle bus to take you to Narita Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to fly from Haneda Airport please let us know and we can arrange a different transfer for you.

This extension package is designed to be bolted on to one of our Small Group Tours. It works best when combined with Classic Japan. Please note that the extension is Self-Guided. This means you will not be travelling in a group or with a tour leader, but full instructions including details of your journeys and directions to your accommodation will be included in your complimentary InsideJapan Tours' Info-Pack.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Three nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day and two evening meals
  • All transport between destinations
  • Airport transfer to Narita Airport at the end of your trip
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destinations
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling - you will be expected to carry your own bags for the duration of the trip

Trip Highlights

  • Journey into the mountainous countryside north of Tokyo
  • Visit the majestic Kegon Falls
  • Relax in the hot spring baths at a traditional Japanese inn
  • Marvel at the gilded splendour of Tosho-gu Shrine, the final resting place of Japan's famed Tokugawa shoguns
  • Walk along the waterfront of Japan's highest lake, Chuzenji
  • Savour the sights of Tokyo on your final day

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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