Sumo is Japanese national sport that has a long history for hundreds of years. The tornament of Sumo is held six times a year.
Each tornament takes 15 days. During the tornament, tours to watch Sumo tornament are available for tourists. When tornaments are not held, tours to visit Sumo stables are held. So the availability of Sumo tours depend on when you visit Japan.
Sumo watching tours
Japanese macaques are often known as “snow monkeys”. This is the primate that lives most northerly areas on the earth except human being. In Japan, they are often found in snowy mountains.
Uniqueness of snow monkeys in Jigokudani parki near Nagano is that the monkeys soak themselves in natural hot springs. This can be seen only in this place although monkeys are living throughout Japan except Hokkaido Island.
Tours to Snow Monkey Park
Most of the tours that visit Snow Monkey Park either depart from Tokyo or Nagano Stations. Nagano is connected with Tokyo by Shinkansen bullet train, so you can take tours from Nagano as well.
Tours from Tokyo to Snow Monkey Park
There are a few tours departing from Tokyo area to visit Snow Monkey Park. Please check them from here.
Tours from Nagano to Snow Monkey Park
If you come to Nagano by yourself, then there are more choices to visit Snow Monkey Park.
Nikko is located in the northern part of the Kanto region, Tochigi prefecture. Since it became a mausoleum of the first Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the third, Tokugawa Iemitsu, during the Edo period, it has been thriving as a town of Nikko Toshogu Shrine.
There are many historical buildings, and Nikko Futarasan Shrine and Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple are world heritage sites as “Nikko Shrines and Temples”. Also blessed with abundant nature, popular spots such as Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji are the recommended sightseeing spots in Nikko area.
Most popular Nikko tour from Tokyo
Nikko 1-Day Bus Tour : World Heritage of Nikko Toshogu, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls is the most popular Nikko tour from Tokyo. This is a full-day tour departing from KEIO PLAZA HOTEL in Shinjuku. Lunch is optional.
This tour visit Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Kegon Fall and some other places.
There is no cancellation fee if you cancel this tour at least 7-days in advance.
This tour involves a long-hour drive in bus. So if you do not like to spend hours in the bus, then choose a tour that uses train.
Nikko Day-tours from Tokyo
Nikko is a perfect one day destination from Tokyo. There are so many Nikko tours conducted from Tokyo everyday. Bus tours, train tours, group tours, and private tours with guide are all available.
Explore majestic Mt Fuji, Hakone and Lake Ashi, climb up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, or take beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji and lake/temple. by a tour from Tokyo. Group tours as well as private tours are available everyday.
Everyone knows that the majestic Mt. Fuji, a symbol of Japan. It is not very far from Tokyo and you can take a day trip to Mt. Fuji, including Hakone area or Lake Kawaguchi area. There are bus tours as well as Shinkansen tours if you like.
Most popular Mt. Fuji tour
1-Day Mt Fuji Bus Tour with 4-D Mt.Fuji movie Ride and Ninja Experience is the most popular Mt. Fuji tour. This tour departs from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo and reaches to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station. In winter, the road is closed though.
This tour includes Lake Kawaguchi and Oshino Hakkai in the Fuji Five Lakes district, and the Oshino Ninja Village. But Hakone area is not included in this tour.
Private Mt. Fuji Tour
If you are a small group, then choose a private tour. Private Tour: Chartered Car to Mt. Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko or Hakone and Lake Ashi is highly recommended because you can choose between visiting Mt. Fuji or Hakone Area. This tour provides hotel pick-up and dropp-off and, further more, guide is available in 7 languages.
Various Mt. Fuji Tours from Tokyo