16 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

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16 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 12 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Nikko
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Tokyo

12
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.
Do your shopping at Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu and Toshimaya Honten (Main shop). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and Memorial Warships Mikasa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Itachi River Inarimori no Mizube (in Sakae), Yokohama Chinatown (in Naka) and Kamakura (Sugimotodera Temple, Kencho-ji Temple, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Oyama Rice Terraces, kick back and relax at Morito Beach, examine the collection at Lalique Museum Hakone, and get a new perspective on nature at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Kisarazu
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 17:
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Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple
Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine

3
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.
On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Shimotsurenga Manufacturing Company Rengagama, then steep yourself in history at Yokoyama Kyodokan, then get engrossed in the history at Tochigi Prefectural Shimotsuke Topography Hill Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Isoyama Benzaiten, then walk around Manyo Nature Park Katakuri no Sato, and then look for gifts at Super Mercado Takara.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nikko tour planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Nikko by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for little chillier days in Nikko, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Sano, Oyama-ji Temple Tomiya Kannon, Seifun Museum, Super Mercado Takara, Shimotsurenga Manufacturing Company Rengagama
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

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