This is a guided hiking tour for 7 days. Explore Nikko, the sacred land of the mountain faith, and Chuzenji-ko lake with a visit to Mt. Natsu. Our bilingual professional hiking guide will accompany with your group.
Until Edo period of time, Nikko was known for a training area for Yamabushi (warrior priest).
During Edo period, Nikko became one of an ordinance-designated cities for great Shogun (General) Ieyasu Tokugawa, Nikko became popular as a temple area.
As of today, since the Imperial Villa is located in Nasu, Nasu district is known as a royal resort
Mt. Nasu including surrounded mountains is an active volcanic and thus, there are a number of onsen, hot spring, located in this region.
Join our hiking tour to explore historical and deep related mountain sites where Ieyasu Tokugawa spent time.
Enjoy great nature of spectacular mountains and beautiful Chuzenji-ko lake!
- Accommodation at selected hotels/ryokans/minshukus with meals as mentioned in your final itinerary.
- Check-in time is 3.00PM and check-out time is 11.00AM. Early or late service is subject to availability with surcharge.
- Meals if mentioned in the final itinerary
- A professional hiking guide will accompany with your group.
- Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
- Service charge and current government VAT tax
- JR Pass and/or Train ticket(s)
- Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity.
- Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if request)
- Tips and gratuities
- Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary
- All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion
- Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
- Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
DAY 1: NIKKO ARRIVAL
The exciting hiking tour will start at Asakusa Station. Embark on a bullet train to Nikko. Upon arrival, leave your luggages at the accommodation before heading out to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Toshogu Shrine and Nikko's most important temple - Rinnoji. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this amazing town.
DAY 2: LAKE CHUZENJI
Today you will travel to Lake Chuzenji for a 5-hour hiking tour around this astonishing region. Lake Chuzenji was formed by the eruption of Mount Nantai, and used to be a training place for Japanese monk. Nowadays, the lake become of of the most famous sightseeing spot in Japan. There will be lunch break for you to enjoy the picturesque landscapes before finishing the tour. Enjoy your stay at the accommodation with spectacular view of Nikko.
DAY 3: OKU-NIKKO
Fuel up with a good breakfast and prepare for the hiking experience ahead. Discover Oku-Nikko region on foot. This region is located in the northwestern part of Nikko in western Tochigi, and it is a part of Nikko National Park. Visit a local hot spring area for your lunch. Explore beautiful vast wetlands, stand astounded by a picturesque waterfall, the scenic lake before going back.
DAY 4: NIKKO - UTSUNOMIYA
Wake up to a tasty breakfast and embark on a private vehicle to travel to Utsunomiya city. Upon arrival, visit a long-established tatami store with a history of over 100 years to observe the tatami making process. In the afternoon, enjoy soba making experience or Ayu fishing experience, depending on the season. Finish the tour with a visit to a local quarry ruins.
DAY 5: MOUNT NASU
Enjoy your delicious breakfast and prepare for an adventure ahead. Today we will hike Mount Nasu, follow hiking trails in the forests further up the mountain that offers nice views out over the trees. During your journey in Nasu, visit a secret hot spring bath. Then continue trekking to the mountain hut.
DAY 6: MOUNT NASU
Wake up to a hearty breakfast. Today we will go hiking towards Sanbonyari Peak and Asahi Peak, two out of five Nasu major peaks. Continue your trekking experience until we reach Shika no Yu - a beautiful, traditional bath house with gender segregated, wooden indoor baths.
DAY 7: NIKKO DEPARTURE
After having a wonderful time in Nikko historical nature, we will head back to Tokyo - the modern side of Japan. The tour ends at Tokyo Station.