2 Day Nikko Pass


The 2 Day Nikko Pass is the best way to visit Nikko.  The 2 days provides plenty of time to see all the main shrines and temples in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It includes a round ticket from Tokyo, free use of buses in the area and discounts at most places.

What does it cost?

Adults 2,600 yen, Children 1,300 yen.

When can I use it?


Is it worth it?

Because some of the areas in Nikko are quite spaced out, you will need to use the bus at least a few times. The discounts at the various tourist attractions will also save you lots of money. You will almost certainly save money by using this pass.

What are the rules?

  • Cannot be used on Limited Express trains.

Where can I buy it?

You can buy it at the Tobu Sightseeing Service Center in Tobu Asakusa station.  Make sure you take a copy of a free sightseeing map.

How do I use it?

Usually, you put the pass into the ticket gate, then take out the other side. At some stations you just show it to the ticket man/lady when you enter. For buses, just show it to the bus driver as you enter. As for tourist spots, just show the pass when you buy tickets.

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.