I am traveling to Japan in April and I plan to visit Nikko for one day, I have 2 children under 3 years old so is it better to rent a car or go by bus to the lakes and waterfall??!
I want to reach 321-0945, Tochigi Ken, Utsunomiya-shi, shukugo 2-3-4, Itos from Narita airport. What are the bus timings after 10am and fare
Is it possible to visit Edomura and Nikko's temples in a day trip?
is it recommended to go Nikko in January? kindly advise...
Hello:I'm visiting Nikko October 30, I'd like to know if it's possible to cover Riuzu Waterfall,Toshogu Shrine,Shinkyo Bridge
in one day and perhaps another place as well.Thanks in advance for any info.
We are going to MotoGP Oct 2013. Staying in Utsunomiya and hiring a car. Instead of travelling on expressway what is the best non expressway route to and from.
Also, instead of hiring a car would it be best to hire a driver service/chauffeur service. What would be the cost if this is available. Do you have any contact details you can advise. Thank you
Ciao! My husband and I will spend new year's eve in Nikko. We would like to spend it in an authentic japanese restaurant, looking for great food, not looking for parties or fashionabe places. Something real, real japanese style and food. We fear tourist traps by looking at the usual websites... Any suggestion? Grazie, thanks! Mary
We are planning to visit Tochigi-ken very first time.
We have no idea about this prefectur and how tranceptation conect with Tokyo.
We also looking for the children friendly spot.
If anyone responded our question, we apreciate.
I find the trains in Japan to be very confusing. I have found an English schedule link online, but it seems to have all the names wrong. Does anyone know (have heard of) the "Nasuno line" that runs between Saitama and Utsunomiya? I think it's the "Bullet" train, but I'm not sure. Also, there is (according to my link) a train that covers 80KM in 12 minutes. Is that for real?
Hi fellow VTs,
Does anyone know much about the Nikko free pass?
If I purchase a 2 day pass(which include round trip from tokyo), can I stay in Nikko for 2 nights & use the pass for 2 days, & only return to tokyo on the 3rd day?
how do i get to narita airport from tochigi ken in the most cheapest way?
I will be in Utsunomiya on November 13 and I have about 8 hrs to explore. I've already been to Nikko in the past, so I was contemplating either of those two scenic areas listed above. My plan is to leave Tokyo in the morning on the train, explore ONE of those sites, then take the train to Utsunomiya by 5pm. So, looking at the train schedules, it seems easy enough to get to each station, but how is the scenic areas from each one? Also, on November 13, will there still be enough autumn color to enjoy at each of these places? I plan to photograph some waterfalls and pathways, so which is better? Thanks!
I plan to travel in Nikko only one day(3-jan-11).Departure from Asasuka and return arond 19:00.I will purchase Nikko all day pass(4400 yen) ...
1.There is a train to return at 19:00?
2.Is it not worth and too short time to travel there only 1 day if I purchase this pass?
3.I'm from thailand and hope to touch some snow.Is it high possible to see the snow at that time(3-jan).
I`m trying to locate the bus schedule for the bus from the JR train station to Ryuzu Falls for November, and back again to the train station. Can someone assist in locating an english website for the schedules, or (if you can read Japanese) find the information on the tobu-bus.com website? thanks!
The Nikko part of our Japan trip is coming together,
but we were looking at doing Tobu World and the kinugawa hot springs ropeway/monkey mountains.
The only information that we can find is that monkey mountain is about a 30 minute walk from kinugawa Onsen Station. If we do Tobu World first this will make it a 45 minute walk, which could be painful with a 3 year old.
We cannot find any bus information to get between the two places.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
We think we have decided to have a couple of nights in Nikko. But we are having a nightmare trying to find budget accomodation in Nikko. All the websites are in Japanese. Does anybody know of any budget accomodation near the JR Station or a good English Website that has Nikko accomodation.
We also have a similar question for Odawara/Hakone.
Has anyone visited Tobu World Square? If so approx how long does it take to venture around and look at all the sights?
We are wanting to do Nikko in a day trip from Tokyo, but not sure if we will have enough time to do this as well as the temples and waterfalls.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
appreciate if someone could provide info on travelling between Nikko and Nagano (the Monkey hot springs)... I've looked thru the JR East shinkansen and rail maps, can't find any good/convenient way to get from Nikko to Nagano... any direct trains/buses between these 2 places?
I'm arriving in Nikko for 4 days in late October from Utsunomiya, not Tokyo. Can I get an All-Nikko pass to use the unlimited bus rides and just the one-way train back to Tokyo, or would Tobu invalidate my pass if I don't start out from their Asakusa station?
If I can do this, can I obtain all the necessary pass validations either over the internet or IN Nikko, since I will NOT be going to Tokyo before Nikko. (Am going straight from Narita by bus to Utsunomiya.)
Is it possible to get to Nikko from Narita Airport without going through Tokyo?
Is there, perhaps, a direct bus?
If I rent a car in Narita, how long it will take me to reach Nikko?
Does it make sense to rent a car for a day or two in Nikko instead of going by buses to onsens and places to see? Will I have to pay for parking at each place? How much?
How much does bus cost? Is there such thing as an unlimited day bus pass?
I will be visiting Utsunomiya again in the fall and I have always wanted to get a real Japanese Katana, but with so many cute shops to explore, I have not found one yet that sells them and/or i run out of time to look. Also how much can I expect to send - I imagine it depends on the katana and do any of the place offer shipping, as in shipping it back home to the States?
i want to know about having accomodations in weekly mansion kind of rooms. r they sufficient and safe to live there with family? And also if u can suggest any furnished accomodation inutsonomiya, i will be thankful to you.
Does anyone know any place in Nikko where they have a PRIVATE hot spring bath in the room? Somewhere with a nice view. Can be good for honeymooners too? And if you have any other recommendations for a private hot spring bath not in Nikko, that is also fine with me. Thank you in advance!
Was curious about the possibility of tent camping and or trails in the park or anywhere else in Nikko?
How difficult is it to see all the tourist sights in Nikko without a car and what is the best way to see everything? Also, how can you get to the Teddy Bear House?
Is is safe to go hiking in Nikko national park by myself. Are there usually a lot of people around? Is it possible or better to book an organised hiking group in the town?
How do you get out to the foot of the mountain from Nikko?
my guide book doesn't mention anything about it, neither have i found any info about it on VT...
how do you get there from Nikko? Is it worth it? Is it doable in a day?
Any info is highly appreciated!
Could anyone please recommend a hotel or ryokan in a convenient location in Nikko, around 15000 yens for 2 people.
Many thanks in advance .
Can someone who had been One More Time Pension - Nikko tell me how far it is from JR station and the temples?
Can we take a bus from JR station to this pension or do we have to take taxi? If so, any idea about the cost?
Also, how can we access to the temple area from this pension?
By viewing their web-site, we like their rooms but need to know how we can access to and from JR station and the temple area.
Thank you so much for your advise.