A day trip from Kanto is possible! Popular activities and experiences at Nikko Onsen

A day trip from Kanto is possible! Popular activities and experiences at Nikko Onsen
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Hot spring areas are spread around JR Nikko Station and Tobu Nikko Station. This hot spring area Nikko Onsen If you go by bus for about 1 hour and 30 minutes Oku-Nikko Onsen There is also.

Both Nikko Onsen and Oku-Nikko Onsen have long been known as hot spring areas and recreation areas, and there are plenty of sightseeing spots and activity spots as well as hot springs.

Convenient access from the metropolitan area Therefore, you can feel free to stay and enjoy yourself on a day trip.

2-3 hours from Tokyo! Nikko available for a day trip!

Nikko Onsen from Kanto good access One of the attractions is that you can casually enjoy a day trip!
About Nikko Onsen and Okunikko Onsen, Access method And so on!

Popular tourist destination Nikko

Okunikko and Lake Chuzenji / Mt. Nantai

Oku-Nikko Onsen has a long history Discovered about 1200 years ago It is said that. It is said to have been found by a monk, Shodo Shonin, who opened Nikko, and has since been used as a resort and hot spring resort. In addition, Oku-Nikko Onsen was first designated as a national recreation hot spring resort in 1954, indicating that it has been widely loved by many people.

Nikko Onsen and Oku-Nikko Onsen have many famous places and sightseeing spots in the vicinity Therefore, many people visit not only hot springs but also for sightseeing. For example The shrines and temples of Nikko have 103 buildings and the entire nature surrounding them registered as a World Heritage Site. Among them, Ieyasu Tokugawa was enshrined. "Nikko Toshogu" Is a must-visit spot. Besides, it is fantastic Lake Chuzenji or Kegon Waterfall , Vermilion is beautiful Shinkyo There are many sightseeing spots that you want to visit.

How to access Nikko

Introducing sightseeing and play spots in Nikko Hot spring

The access method from Tokyo or Tohoku is as follows.

(Access from Tokyo)
● By car: Approximately 1 hour to the Tohoku Expressway / Utsunomiya IC. About 30 minutes to Nikko on Nikko Utsunomiya Road
● By train: Approximately 50 minutes from Tokyo Station on the JR Tohoku Shinkansen to Utsunomiya Station. About 40 minutes to Nikko Station by JR Nikko Line

(Access from Tohoku area)
● By car: Approximately 1 hour from Tohoku Expressway / Koriyama JCT to Yaita IC
● By train: Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from Sendai Station on the JR Tohoku Shinkansen to Utsunomiya Station. About 40 minutes to Nikko Station by JR Nikko Line


When accessing from Tokyo by car, take the Tohoku Expressway Utsunomiya Go to (about 100km, about 1 hour). From Utsunomiya, take the Nikko Utsunomiya Road to Nikko (about 30km from Utsunomiya, about 20 to 30 minutes). If it's not crowded, you can get there in about 1 hour and 30 minutes, so Enjoy enough even on a day trip Probably.

Access by train is also convenient. If you access by train, go to JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station, which is the closest station to Nikko Onsen. If you're going to JR Nikko Station, it's convenient to take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Utsunomiya and change to Nikko Line to access it. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes from JR Tokyo Station to JR Nikko Station, including the transfer time. Therefore, it is also popular as a casual destination.

It is also relatively easy to access from Tohoku and other areas. For example From Sendai, take the Tohoku Shinkansen and Nikko Line for about 1 hour and 50 minutes. Arrive at JR Nikko Station.

There are many hot spring inns around JR Nikko Station and Tobu Nikko Station, but if you go out and take the bus bound for Yumoto Onsen, you can reach the end point. "Nikko Yumoto Onsen" You can also access. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes by bus from JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station to Nikko Yumoto Onsen.

It is called "Oku-Nikko" or "Nikko's Okuzashiki" because it is located in the hinterland of Nikko. Beautiful nature such as Lake Chuzenji and Mt. Nantai It is also known that there is.

Things to do in Nikko

From here, we will introduce sightseeing spots around Nikko Onsen and Okunikko Onsen. Please note that due to construction work or other special circumstances, you may not be able to enter even outside of regular holidays. Before you go out, make sure to inquire on the website or by phone.

​ ​Nikko Toshogu

​ ​Nikko Toshogu

Speaking of sightseeing spots that represent Nikko "Nikko Toshogu" is. 55 buildings are lined up in the precincts Many of them are national treasures and important cultural properties is. Please enjoy the gorgeous and luxurious beauty with plenty of gold and lacquer.

【Nikko Toshogu】
Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Nikko Futarasan Shrine

It has a history of more than 1200 years, which was opened by Shodo Shonin. "Nikko Futarasan Shrine" .. Beautiful vermilion Shinkyo But let's visit together.

[Nikko Futarasan Shrine]
Address: 2307 Sannai, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Kegon Waterfall

There are many waterfalls near Nikko. The most well-known of these "Kegon Falls" is. The appearance of falling from a height of about 97m to the waterfall basin is just a masterpiece. If you take the elevator to the observatory, you can experience even more power.

[Kegon Falls]
Address: Chugushi, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji

A scenic lake spreads out at the foot of Mt. Nantai (Futarasan). That lake "Lake Chuzenji" teeth, Sightseeing spots where you can enjoy the beauty of the four seasons is. Take a pleasure boat, stroll around the area, or relax in your own style.

[Lake Chuzenji]
Address: Chugushi, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Irohazaka

On the way from Nikko city to Oku-Nikko, "Irohazaka" .. A sharp curve 48 places It was named Irohazaka because of the fact that there are some. In autumn Autumn leaves The color of the mountain will change and it will be even more beautiful. Please enjoy the way to Oku-Nikko while counting the curves.

Nikko Edomura

A historical theme park where you can experience the real Edo period "Nikko Edomura" ..
Ninja experience or shuriken dojo It is a fun spot for families with children.

[Nikko] 10% discount! Nikko Edomura pass (entrance ticket)

HIS Harajuku Tourist Information Center
Nikko, Kirifuri Plateau, Oku-Nikko, Lake Chuzenji, Imaichi
5,500 Yen ~ (tax included)

Travel back in time to 17th-century Japan and experience the fun culture of the Edo period! At Nikko Edomura, you can enjoy delicious Edo cuisine, fun activities, attractions and a variety of impressive performances.

[Nikko Edomura]
Address: 470-2 Karakura, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Tobu World Square

world heritage sites and buildings 1/25 scale can enjoy in "Tobu World Square" ..

world heritage 48 points famous buildings in each country including 102 points exhibit. You can enjoy the feeling of traveling around the world.

[Tobu World Square]
Address: 209-1 Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Recommended hot spring inns for day trips

Recommended hot spring inns for day trips

If you want to slowly heal your daily fatigue, this is the hot spring. Nikko Onsen is a simple alkaline spring, and Oku-Nikko Onsen is a cloudy simple sulfur spring. is.

If you go to Nikko, You can enjoy a stroll in the city Nikko Onsen When, in the midst of magnificent nature Oku-Nikko Onsen Please enjoy both. One-day hot spring You can also enjoy it.

Hanai no Yakata Nikko Senhime Monogatari

A hot spring inn that can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Tobu Nikko Station "Hanagi no Yakata Nikko Senhime Monogatari" .. Tochigi The meal that uses abundant specialties of is also attractive. If you use the service that allows you to rent a yukata, you will feel even more extraordinary.

[Hanagi no Yakata Nikko Senhime Monogatari]
Spring quality: Simple alkaline spring
With or without open-air bath: ×
Address: 6-48 Yasukawa-cho, Nikko-shi, Tochigi

The Ritz-Carlton Nikko

Located in Nikko National Park "The Ritz-Carlton Nikko" .. This luxury hotel is in the best location overlooking Lake Chuzenji and Mt. Nantai. Sophisticated service unique to Ritz-Carlton, The source of Nikko Yumoto Onsen You can enjoy a comfortable bath at the same time.

[The Ritz-Carlton Nikko]
Spring quality: Simple sulfur spring
With or without open-air bath: 〇
Address: 2482 Chugushi, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Kinugawa Kanko Hotel

Eight kinds of bathtubs and two kinds of private baths is proud of "Kinugawa Onsen Hotel" ..
A semi-open-air private bath facing the Kinugawa River "Kinu no Yu" There is no doubt that the murmuring of the river will make you feel refreshed.

[Kinugawa Kanko Hotel]
Spring quality: Simple alkaline spring
With or without open-air bath: ×
Address: 359-2 Kinugawa Onsen Taki, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel

Located in Nikko National Park "Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel" . A resort hotel surrounded by nature.

Hot spring open-air bath "empty" was drawn from Yumoto in Oku-Nikko, about 12 km away. Free-flowing hot spring . Fresh green in spring and red leaves in autumn nature of the four seasons is also healed.

[Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel]
Spring quality: Simple sulfur spring
Whether there is an open-air bath: ◯
Address: 2482 Chugushi, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

What leisure and experiences can you enjoy at Nikko Onsen?

What leisure and experiences can you enjoy at Nikko Onsen?

Nikko Onsen has abundant nature, abundant hot springs, and many historical buildings including World Heritage Sites. It can be said that there are plenty of things to see by itself, A point that you can not miss that there are plenty of leisure and activities is. I definitely want to experience it when I go to Nikko Onsen Sotoasobi and activities I'd like to introduce_______

Let's challenge the craftsmanship that colors Nikko Toshogu! "Nikko carving experience" plan

The craftsmanship of Nikko carving that was also used in Nikko Toshogu. "Experience of Nikko carving" The plan is Experienced traditional craftsmen carefully guide It is an activity that will do it. 7 types such as hand mirror, pen stand, photo stand, tray, etc. Choose the one you like from the list and carve it based on the sketch. It is also recommended as a souvenir for yourself.

[Tochigi / Nikko] Experience the technique of "Takumi" who built Nikko Toshogu-Nikko carving! You can participate from 9 years old!

Igarashi lacquerware
Nikko, Kirifuri Plateau, Oku-Nikko, Lake Chuzenji, Imaichi
1,300 Yen ~ (tax included)

Tochigi In Igarashi Lacquerware, located in Nikko, the prefecture, we hold classrooms to experience the wonders of Nikko carving. Do you not experience traditional technique by all of you in commemoration of Nikko sightseeing?

[Experience of Nikko carving]
・ Time required: 1-2 hours
・ Price: 1,300 yen * Tax included
・ Included in the price: Material cost, experience fee
・ Things that need to be prepared: None
・ Participation age: 9 years old ~

Immediately from Kinugawa Onsen! "Kayak adventure river play" plan

Immediately from Kinugawa Onsen! "Kayak adventure river play" plan

If you want to enjoy the nature of Nikko, Kinugawa How about an activity set in? "Kayak adventure river play" In the plan, Kayak Of course, you can also enjoy other activities. Dive through jungle-like trees and jump from rocks to your heart's content Enjoy playing in the river can make it, right.

[Tochigi / Nikko Kinugawa Onsen] Kinugawa Kayak Adventure River Play Plan (3 hours)

Nikko Nasu outdoor service (Nikko Nasu Outdoor Service)
Kinugawa, Kawaji, Yunishigawa, Kawamata
7,800 Yen ~ (tax included)

It is for those who want to enjoy Omoikkiri the kayak and swim in a river. It will be the planning of the required three hours. You can experience with confidence in the kayak for beginners. So we use a gentle Torojo of flow does not have a little upset worry.

[Kayak adventure river play]
・ Time required: 2-3 hours
・Fee: 7,800 yen for junior high school students and above / 6,500 yen for elementary school students and younger (Insurance fee is 500 yen separately) *Tax included
・ Included in the price: Course fee, facility usage fee, kayak wear set
・ Things you need to prepare: shorts or swimwear, T-shirts, towels, shoes that can fix your heels
・ Participation age: 5 years old ~

You can see, play and touch! "Curious entertainment park" plan

sunlight Speaking of monkey Isn't there some people who have an image of.
"Curious Entertainment Park" In the plan, monkey show Of course, Feeding experience and commemorative photo with a cute baby monkey can also enjoy

[Tochigi/Nikko/Kinugawa] See, play and touch! Curious Entertainment Park!

Nikko Monkey Corps
Nikko, Kirifuri Plateau, Oku-Nikko, Lake Chuzenji, Imaichi
2,000 Yen ~ (tax included)

\ Welcome to Osaru Land Nikko Saru Corps Theater! / At the Nikko Monkey Corps, there are plenty of spots where you can feel close to the monkeys♪ At the theater, of course, there are the spectacular shows performed by multiple monkeys! See baby monkeys and play air hockey with monkeys! ? Commemorative photography and feeding experience are also available! Because it's a theater even on rainy days

[Curious Entertainment Park]
・Duration: about 45 minutes
・Fee: 2,000 yen for adults / 900 yen for children (4 years old and over) *Tax included
・Price includes: admission fee, main stage viewing fee
・ Things that need to be prepared: None
・ Participation age: 0 years old ~
This experience is also recommended in winter! Icefall trekking tour special feature [Tochigi / Nikko / Unryu Valley]

A day trip from Kanto is possible! Nikko Onsen and activity summary

A day trip from Kanto is possible! Nikko Onsen and activity summary

Nikko Onsen and Oku-Nikko Onsen include Nikko Toshogu, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls. Lots of sightseeing spots worth visiting There is. Also, Another characteristic of Nikko is that there are many activities that take advantage of the magnificent nature and old history. is. Most activities are available for all ages, so the whole family can enjoy it with anyone, including couples and friends.

Kinugawa Onsen If you go to, more experiences await you. Why don't you add an activity plan to the hot springs and sightseeing in Nikko to make your trip even more enjoyable?



*Information such as plans, fees, and introduced facilities is current as of August 2022.

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