Getting to and around Nikko can be pricey and confusing. It's a good idea for visitors to consider a travel pass to save money and streamline their journey, but which pass to choose?
There are many passes that specifically cover Nikko, and many others that include trains to Nikko in their larger area. Read on for recommendations for those looking to get around Nikko freely and affordably.
Tobu Nikko passes are a great option for those looking to make their Nikko excursion as seamless and affordable as possible. Tobu is the train company that most directly links Nikko to Tokyo, and it allows travelers to reach Nikko in as little as two hours. There are two pass options available:
Nikko Pass World Heritage Area
This pass allows for one round trip visit to Nikko from Tokyo’s Asakusa station, as well as unlimited bus and train rides in designated areas around Nikko's World Heritage sites. This is the perfect pass for a day or overnight trip to the temples and shrines of central Nikko, as well as a little side exploration. The pass is valid for two days.
Nikko Pass All Area
The All Area pass offers all of the perks of the World Heritage Area pass while expanding the area covered for unlimited bus and train rides to all of Nikko City. This is the best option for travelers looking to explore parts of Nikko beyond its World Heritage sites, such as Yumoto Onsen or Chuzenji Onsen. It is ideal for visiting the Okunikko area, as it includes all Tobu Buses, the Akechidaira Ropeway and a Lake Chuzenji cruise boat. The pass is valid for four days.
Check out the Tobu official website for more information.