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Best Memories of Nikko


Nikko
10 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

I will take you to Tosho-Gu Shrine and Rinno-Ji Temple in Nikko. We will take an express train from Tokyo in the morning and return there in the evening. We will use a bus in Nikko to visit the shrine and temple. Tosho-Gu has just renovated as it was in early Edo period where you can see many beautiful buildings with carvings of animals such as the three monkeys and the sleeping cat.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • The following is the itinerary of the tour.
  • 8:30 Pick up at your hotel near the reception
  • 9:42-11:16 An express train from Kitasenju to Tobu Nikko (2,900 JPY)
  • 12:00-12:30 Taiyuin of Rinno-Ji Temple (The temple for Iemitsu Tokugawa who was the third Sogun. Admission 550 JPY)
  • 13:00-13:30 The main hall of Rinno-Ji Temple ( Original Temple of Nikko from 8th century with three golden statues of Buddha. Admission 400 JPY)
  • 13:30-14:00 Lunch ( Soba noodle, Tempura, and Yuba lunch, about 1,500 JPY )
  • 14:00-15:00 Tosho-Gu Shrine sightseeing (The main shrine for Ieyasu Tokugawa who started Edo Period at 1603. Admission 1,600 JPY)
  • 15:30-16:00 Shinkyo Bridge (A traditional bridge located near the origin of Nikko. Admission 300 JPY)
  • 16:39-18:36 An express train to Shinjuku (2,800 JPY)
  • 19:00 Return to your hotel
  • note: We will use a shuttle bus in Nikko ( 500 JPY). So the cost will be about 9,450 JPY per adult in addition to the guiding fee.

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What to Expect

1. Memorable Tour; I can show you around the most memorable places in Nikko based on my experience.
2. Easier to Go; I will choose the most efficient and comfortable transportation, so you don't have to be bothered by how to visit them efficiently within a day.
3. Flexible Plan; My tour is very flexible with time according to your interest.
4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is a very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Important

Not available on Mondays.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji moved to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market stays at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

This tour does not cover Kegon waterfall, and Lake Chuzen-Ji. I can offer you a two day tour to cover these places. We use public transportations in this tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the cost other than the guiding fee?

We will use public transportations, the cost will be about 9,450 JPY as indicated in highlights of the tour.

Can we use major credit cards for payments?

You can use major credit cards in most of the places.

Can we use JR with JR pass?

You can use JR pass by riding the Shinkansen and JR train to JR Nikko, but please buy the tickets for the guide. They will take major credit cards.

Should we book the express train?

I will book the express train for you but please make the payment at the ticket counter on the tour day. They will take major credit cards.

Can you take us to Kegon waterfall and Lake Chuzenji?

We don't have enough time to cover these places in a day tour. I can offer you a two day tour to cover these places, on the second day.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Troy Troy Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ 2 day tour from Tokyo to Kyoto ”

It was our first visit to Japan and we were a little daunted by the language barrier as we only speak English at home. We are from Australia and were looking forward to our upcoming holiday in Japan when we decided to find out if we could get a guide to assist us early in our trip. That way we hopefully would have a grasp of how to use the train system in Japan along with any information for interacting with the locals. Yuki was a great guide for us and he was very freindly, helpful and patient with our two kids, particularly our 3 year old as the days could be quite long for the little ones. We found Yuki on Triplelights and we could not have been happier with another guide. Yuki was professional , punctual and very friendly. Yuki was very good and keeping us updated on his travel itine... read more

Yuki:

Dear Troy, Thank you for writing such a elaborate review of my Kyoto tour. I am very happy that your family enjoyed Kyoto with me. Best regards, Yuki

William William United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Excellent garden tour ”

Yuki guided us on a garden tour. He communicated before our trip and kept us well informed. He was courteous and knowledgeable on the tour. We had an excellent experience.

Yuki:

Dear Bill, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I was very happy to take you around the Japanese Gardens in Tokyo. Yuki

David David United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Discovering Tokyo and Kyoto ”

Yuki was an excellent guide for my whirlwind discovery of life and places in Tokyo and Kyoto Japan. My journey started with Yuki in Tokyo where we visited several locations introducing me to life past and present in Tokyo. He also gave me an exposure to the vast transportation system in Tokyo. I feel that I can now do more discoveries when I again visit Tokyo. Yuki and I started our Kyoto journey by riding the bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kyoto. This ride gave me a quick view of urban and rural Japan. Once in Kyoto Yuki took me on a path of discovery. We explored many examples of the Edo period of Japans history. Temples, castles, gardens and forests along with several unique culinary delights made the two days in Kyoto memorable. The hotel in Kyoto with an onsen bath was greatly ... read more

Yuki:

Dear David, Thank you for taking my tours of Tokyo and Kyoto. The tours went very well with nice weather. It takes time to use Uber for trial but I learned how it works. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my tour specially arranged for you. Looking forward seeing you again! Yuki

Patrick Patrick Austria ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A dream became true with Yuki ”

We wanted to visit Nissan Heritage Collection in Zama, because I‘m a big fan of all the cars from Nissan and its history. It requires an interpreter to visit the museum if you don‘t speak Japanese, so I contacted Yuki about this special tour. I told Yuki what we wanted and he organized everything. He contacted the museum, booked the tour and sent me the schedule. I told Yuki that this is OK and confirmed the tour. One week before the tour Yuki contacted me and told me where he will wait for us. On the day of the tour he called us in our hotel room when he arrived in our hotel and picked us up. At first we went in a traditional inconspicuous restaurant, where we had the best and lunch we’ve had the last two weeks here in Japan, and that for little money. After the lunch we conti... read more

Yuki:

Dear Patrick, Thank you for taking my tour. Their collection of 400 cars ever produced by Nissan was very impressive for me. I will introduce the collection to anyone being interested in Nissan cars. Please give my best regards to Merrisa, too. Yuki

Stuart Stuart United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Niko and Kamakura experience ”

Overall, found Yuri to be a very good tour guide. He met us on time at our hotel. He prepurchased train travel tickets for us. He knew the background and history of the Shrines and Temples we visited. The was kind and friendly, and opened to questions. He chose good places to eat, and got us back to our hotel in a timely manner. Anyone who is looking for a tour guide, I highly recommend him. Stuart

Yuki:

Dear Stuart, Thank you for writing such a good review of my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place and I am very happy you enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Yuki

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