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From Tokyo: UNESCO Shrine and Nikko Scenic Spots Bus Tour

1. From Tokyo: UNESCO Shrine and Nikko Scenic Spots Bus Tour

See the Shinto shrines of Nikko on a guided tour from Tokyo. Admire the architecture and spiritual significance of these UNESCO Heritage Sites as well as the scenic views of Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji, with a lunch also included. Start the tour from either Shinjuku or Ueno in downtown Tokyo. Relax on an air-conditioned bus and climb up the thrilling 48 turns of the Irohazaka slope. Head to your first tour destination, the breathtaking Kegon Falls, at around 100 meters high. Follow the stream to the scenic Lake Chuzenji to have about an hour for a delicious lunch at Hitachi-ya, one of the best restaurants in the area with a gorgeous view of the lake. During autumn, you can take pictures of the seasonal colors with the lake in the background.  After lunch, move on to the holy sites of the city, the UNESCO heritage Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Futara-san Shrine. Toshogu Shrine is the final resting place of General Tokugawa Ieyasu. Be amazed by the masterpiece mixture of Japanese spirits with ancient Oriental building designs.  Learn the history of Futarasan Shrine which is dedicated to the deities of Nikko's 3 most sacred mountains, Mount Nantai, Mount Nyoho, and Mount Taro. Admire the golden details of the main hall in the shrine, while being surrounded by stunning autumn colors. At the end of the tour return to Shinjuku.

Tokyo: Shinagawa Temples and Gardens Private Walking Tour

2. Tokyo: Shinagawa Temples and Gardens Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a private walking tour with an expert guide through the peaceful and narrow streets of the Shinagawa district. Discover hidden temples, traditional gardens, and gain an insight into ancient Samurai culture. Start from Shinagawa station, one of the busiest stations in Tokyo, and head off to a city district famous for its contrasting landscape consisting of high-class residences and vast Japanese gardens and temples. Follow your guide on a wonderful walk exploring old, picturesque narrow streets. Experience a sense of tranquility as you stroll through different gardens, where there is something special to see every season. Admire the beautiful bonsai landscapes in Happo-en, a garden whose name means "beautiful from every angle". Along the way, feel free to stop for a snack or drink at any of the cozy cafes. Gain a better understanding of samurai life as you visit a unique temple, which is a hidden gem only known to a few locals. Learn about warrior loyalty and transcribe sutras (ancient text) in a memorial hall.

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What people are saying about Shinagawa Station

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 82 reviews

After booking our trip online, we were sent an email on when the car would pick us up at our condo. We booked a private car and it was worth every penny. Our driver Chizihu (Luann) was a very polite, a good driver and would let us know at each stop how long we had and where she would be waiting for us. She even stopped in Nikko so we could get a coffee for the trip back. It was so nice not to be herded with a large group of people especially going up to Nikko during the Fall.

Namely our guide was actually a driver. She spoke fairly good English and excellent conduct. The visits are done by ourselves which did not bother us thus leaving us all freedom.

Everything was clearly organized, the bus was comfortable, the guide instructed in detail where to go and what to watch. Recommend

The tour was great...everything okay...The tour leader also very helpful.

It is a really special place. Invite meditation and remember the values