11 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

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11 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Nikko
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
End: Tokyo

3
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.
Gempeigawa River and Marquis Maeda Old Western Style House are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route builder app .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gempeigawa River
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Gempeigawa River ©
Gempeigawa River

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.
You've added Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko Tosho-gu, Lake Chuzenji, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu and then snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park, admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji.

Planning Nikko trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
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Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori and Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Erin-ji Temple and Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Chichibu Shrine in Chichibu--about 1h 20 min away. Explore Tokyo further: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Trick Art Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Nikko in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine, Chichibu Shrine, Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, Erin-ji Temple
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Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine ©
Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine

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