18 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

18 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

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18 days in Tokyo & Nikko Itinerary

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

14
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Fuji-Q Highland. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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 16th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Tobu World Square and then find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Nikko Futarasan jinja, steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Minamigaoka Ranch.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nikko tour builder website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Minamigaoka Ranch
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Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
Tobu World Square ©
Tobu World Square
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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