16 days in Nikko & Tokyo Itinerary

16 days in Nikko & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Nikko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tokyo
— 13 nights
End: Tokyo

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura and then admire the sheer force of Ryuka Waterfall. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park, admire the sheer force of Ryuzu Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kirifuri Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nikko road trip app.

Tokyo to Nikko is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in August, you will find days in Nikko are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ryuka Waterfall, Nikko National Park
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Ryuzu Waterfall ©
Ryuzu Waterfall
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

13
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamogawa Sea World and Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ikspiari (in Maihama), Hakone-machi (Pola Museum of Art & Hakone Venetian Glass Museum) and Tateyama (Kembutsu Beach & Hojo Beach). Have a day of magic on the 13th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

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You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu, Hakone-machi, Tateyama, Yokohama
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal

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