New and Seasonal Special Experiences in Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; 2 hours north of Tokyo along the Tobu Railway line

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• Steam Locomotive, SL Taiju new daily service
• Stand-up Paddle Board Tours on Nikko's Lake Chuzenji
• Nikko-Kinugawa Rafting, Canyoning, Boat Rides

TOKYO, Japan - Virginir -- Exciting activities await visitors to Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen this summer! This is a cultural and hot spring resort area, just two hours north of Tokyo along the Tobu Railway line.

SL Taiju Steam Locomotive

Tobu Railways will begin operating a daily, vintage steam locomotive service from late July. This nostalgic train called SL Taiju ( – meaning "Steam Locomotive Great Tree" -- will run between Shimo-imaichi Station -- near Nikko's UNESCO World Heritage sites and Kinugawa Onsen Station – with access to the area's famous therapeutic hot springs. The name was chosen in honor of the first Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was nicknamed Taiju. Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the most decorated of all Japan's shrines, is in fact, his mausoleum. The steam train is an exciting way to experience this area!

Get Away from Hot & Humid City and Enjoy Outdoor Activities in Nikko / Kinugawa Area

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With an altitude of 1269 m, Nikko's Lake Chuzenji is Japan's highest lake. A great summer respite away from Tokyo, the Lake now has a reputation for stand-up paddle boarding. SUP!SUP! offers a range of options – a beginners' experience to short tours that include some famous diplomat summer residences. It's history, culture, and outdoor adventure all in one!

NAOC Rafting; Canyoning, Boat Rides

The Kinugawa River is particularly well-known for the dramatic beauty of its natural river valley. Here, an array of water activities allows visitors the opportunity to feel at one with nature. NAOC Rafting Tours, led by experienced guides, provides safe rafting experiences. The trip carries rafters past various waterfalls and cascades, which can only be conquered through the cooperation of everyone in the boat. Canyoning is a thrilling river sport giving participants firsthand experience of the outdoors. Canyoning guests dive into waterfall pools and glide down rocky slides. The Kinugawa River Boat Ride is a captain-steered, 40-minute boat trip down the Kinugawa River. It is a wonderful and refreshing way to experience the river valley scenery often with a splash.

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At this moment, travel to Japan is still not possible for foreigners.  However, once travel opens up, these activities will be a welcoming experience.

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About Tobu Railways

TOBU Railway Co., Ltd. is a major Japanese corporation consisting of approximately 90 companies. The Tobu Railway covers the longest operating distance in Metropolitan Tokyo, leading to numerous tourist attractions including: Asakusa and TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN in Tokyo; Nikko and Kinugawa-Onsen, famous for its world heritage sites and hot springs; the Tatebayashi and Ashikaga areas, known for their blooming flower fields; and Kawagoe, where the atmosphere of the old Edo era lives on. Tobu is also invested in a portfolio of hotels, including the newly opened The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko and FUFU Nikko Onsen Resort.

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