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Nikko Cycling Day Tour

Discover Nikko in all its beauty on this scenic cycling tour! You'll see not only the area's popular World Heritage sites, but also the low-key historical town of Nishimachi, the world's longest tree-lined road, and Nikko's quiet countryside.

Nikko is a popular day-trip destination from Tokyo, not only because of its proximity to the capital, but also because of its wealth of wonders. Blessed with bountiful nature, as well as a rich historical and cultural heritage, Nikko is a city preserved in time.

On this cycling tour, you’ll see Nikko from a well-rounded and refreshingly different perspective. Combining sightseeing and outdoor fun, as well as the popular and the underrated, this tour shows you everything that tourists visit Nikko for: culture, history, tradition, and nature.

Meet your tour group at Tobu Nikko Station. After some preparations and a briefing, set off on a journey around town! You’ll start cycling at Nishimachi, a relatively quiet old-school area that’s dotted with long-running shops and restaurants. From there, you’ll head to the popular World Heritage area, so called because Nikko’s UNESCO World Heritage sites are concentrated here. You’ll see the opulent Toshogu Shrine, with its iconic five-story pagoda and intricate carvings; part of Futarasan Shrine, famous for its crimson lacquered pavilion Shinkyo; and Rinnoji Temple, Nikko’s main Buddhist temple.

You’ll cycle along the Daiyagawa River, after which you’ll be treated to idyllic rural scenery. You’ll ride through the verdant Nikko Kaido Cedar Avenue, the world’s longest tree-lined road. Here, approximately 13,000 cedar trees planted in the Edo period (1603–1867) stand tall and proud to this day. Towering over those that tread this path, the trees lend a mystical air to the area.

This road is also historically significant, as it was at the crossroads of the Nikko Kaido, an ancient highway that was one of the main thoroughfares in the Edo period. You’ll learn about this gateway to Nikko, among other things, from your friendly guide.

After cycling through the woods, you’ll head for the tranquil countryside. Passing by rolling fields and rice paddies, you’ll see a quieter side of Nikko. Whether it’s cherry blossoms in spring, greenery in summer, or vivid red-and-orange leaves in autumn, you’re guaranteed breathtaking views no matter when you visit.

Finally, the cycling tour will come to a close at Kami-Imaichi Station, although you can arrange for free drop-off at Tobu Nikko Station. After recharging in the woodlands, head back to your accommodation with renewed vigor.

Join this tour to enjoy the historical city of Nikko in all its splendor!

Itinerary:

  • 09:30 — Pick-up at Tobu Nikko Station; preparation and orientation
  • 09:40 — Begin cycling from Nishimachi to World Heritage sites
  • 10:30 — Cycle along Daiyagawa River
  • 11:30 — Cycle through Nikko Kaido Cedar Avenue
  • 12:00 — Cycle through Nikko’s woodlands and countryside
  • 12:30 — Cycle to Kami-Imaichi Station
  • 13:00 — Tour ends at Kami-Imaichi Station

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
3.5 hours
Transport
N/A
Voucher Type
E-voucher
Amendment
No Amendments
Refund
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Duration: 9.30am to 1pm

What You Get

Nikko Cycling Day Tour

Adult: 15 years old and above

Child: 6 to 14 days

Includes:

  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up at Tobu Nikko Station 
  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle (rented)
  • Gloves 
  • Insurance

Excludes:

  • Bike trailer for infants aged 0 to 5
Additional information:
  • Participants must be aged 6 or older, in good physical condition, and fit for cycling
  • Infants aged 0–5 and under 110 cm tall may accompany their parents or guardians by riding in a bike trailer (available as an add-on for additional charge)
  • If we have to cancel the tour due to inclement weather, we will inform you the day before to refund or reschedule
  • The tour’s start and end points are different; you’ll start at Tobu Nikko Station and end at Kami-Imaichi Station, but drop-off at Tobu Nikko Station is available for free, upon request
  • You will be provided a water bottle. It is only for rent, and is not meant to be taken home
  • A bike trailer can seat up to 2 infants (aged 0–5) with a maximum total weight of 25 kg
  • This tour is available March 20–November 30, daily

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting point: Tobu Nikko Station on the Tobu Nikko Line

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$135.00
$133.00
15 years old and above
Child
$105.00
$103.00
6 to 14 years old

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