Shrines and Temples of Nikko
This is one day course. The fee is 120 USD from Tokyo.
From Asakusa Station, guests take Tobu Line to Tobu Nikko.
Nikko is a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, most famous for
Toshogu, Japan's most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa
Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. There are several view
points such as Toshogu Shrine, Taiyuinbyo, Rinnoji Temple, Tamozawa Villla,
Futarasan Shrine etc.
Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many
centuries before Toshogu was built in the 1600s, and Nikko National Park
continues to offer scenic, mountainous landscapes, lakes, waterfalls,
hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails.
Nikko and the Okunikko area around Lake Chuzenji, in particular, are well
known for their beautiful autumn colors (koyo). In the average year the
colors start descending from the higher elevations of Yumoto Onsen in
early October, are best around Lake Chuzenji and the Irohazaka road in
mid to late October and reach the town of Nikko in the first half of November.