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1N2D Nikko Sightseeing and Trekking tour

2017.11.25

Introduction

Though many tourists visit Nikko as a day from Tokyo, it is actually worth to spend a night in Nikko.
Nikko is known for world heritage Toshogu Shrine and Rinnoji temple; however, there are more to experience, such as local food, hot spring (onsen), seasonality, etc. Nikko is famous for its beautiful nature, at Oku Nikko there are many trekking and hiking trails as well.

In this tour, on the first day you will be exploring the famous temples and shrine on your own.
However, what makes this tour special is that you will be able to participate in a Zazen meditation and cleanse your "worldly desire."

What is Zazen meditation?
Sitting in a full-lotus position, it helps to understand the nature of existence.
When doing Zazen there are 3 basics principal.
Chosoku: settling of your breath
Choshin:settling of your sitting posture
Choshin: settling of your mind
By following these 3 principals you will achieve a stage of deep concentration flow called Zan-Mai.

For this tour you will able to do this Zen meditation at the famous World Heritage Rinnoji Temple where once the Shogun prayed at.

The way this tour works is that once you arrive at Nikko Station head to the Tobu Top Tours counter and there you will receive your ticket for both the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Rinnoji Temple.

What is Nikko Toshogu Shrine?
Nikko Toshogu shrine is the final resting place for Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa clan that ruled Japan for over 250 years. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this shrine is known for its richly decorated buildings within a beautiful forest. One of the thing you will notice when you go to Nikko Toshogu is the five story pagoda Gojunoto.

What is Rinnoji Temple?
Rinnoji temple is one of the most important, this temple was too founded by the monk Shodo Shonin. The temple's main building, the Sanbutsudo, houses gold lacquered wooden statues of Amida, the Kannon with thousand arms. You can do Zen meditation in this temple. Please simply follow to the information on the coupon, and simply show the coupon to the monk.

After the Zazen experience, please head to your hotel and check in.
The hotel information and directions will be sent by Beauty of Japan after your booking has been confirmed.
Please relax and rest up at your hotel for the next day's trekking.

For the 2nd day of the tour, a professional trekking guide will meet you at the hotel at 9:00AM.
This friendly and informative guide will take you to places thats not well known around Oku Nikko, here you will spend a day and enjoy the wonderful nature of Nikko.

After the trekking, the guide will escort you to Asakusa Station and the tour will end at Asakusa Station.
Price per person:
1 person: 110,900
2 persons: 67,100
3 persons: 56,400
4 persons: 51,000
5 persons: 47,800
6 persons: 45,600
7 persons: 44,000
8 persons: 42,900

Tour Detail

Tour Style

This is private tour

Group Size

Min. 1 person
Max. 8 persons

Duration

2 days

Destination

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
8:50am Please go to Asakusa station on your own
9:00am Please take limited express train (Revaty)from Asakusa station
10:54am Arrive at Tobu Nikko station
(Please go to the counter of Tobu Top tours and receive a coupon for Zen meditation)
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Niiko Toshogu shrine / Rinnoji temple
2:55pm-3:30pm Zen meditation at Rinnoji temple
4:00pm Please check in to the hotel in Nikko (Kanaya hotel or similar)

Day 2
9:00am Meet with a hiking guide at the lobby of the hotel
10:00am-12:00pm Trekking in Oku-Nikko
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
3:23pm Take limited express train (Revaty)from Tobu Nikko station
5:15pm Arrive at Asakusa station and tour ends

What's Included

- Train ticket on Day 1 and Day 2
- Zen meditation on Day 1
- Trekking guide on Day 2
- Local transportation fee on Day 2
- Hotel arrangement (Breakfast included)

What's not Included

- Admission fee (Toshogu shrine/Rinnoji temple) on Day 1
- Local transportation fee on Day 1
- Lunch and dinner

Tour Tips

Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 15 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 14 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 14 days and 8 days: 20% of the program charge

- Between 7 days and 2 days: 30% of the program charge

- The day before the date of travel: 50% of the program charge

 - Less than a day or no show: 100% of the program charge

*Time is in JST.