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One day Nikko Excursion: Nature & History


Nikko
11:30 hours
up to 3 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Nikko is located 150 km north of the center of Tokyo. Through this tour, you can see Nikko Toshogu Shrine and the surrounding area, and get close to nature. Nikko Toshogu Shrine is well known for its extravagantly designed exterior. It is registered as World Cultural Heritage along with Rinnoji Temple and Futarasan Shrine. You can also enjoy viewing scenic beauty in mountains.

Itinerary

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  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine: sightseeing
  • Akechidaira: a ropeway ride and sightseeing
  • Kegon Waterfall: sightseeing

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What to Expect

Nikko has much historical background. By joining this tour, you learn more about Japanese religions and history. In addition, you can enjoy viewing scenic beauty including Kegon Waterfall and a panoramic view of Lake Chuzenji, Mt. Nantai and Kegon Waterfall from Akechidaira.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in the middle of Tokyo
Ending Point Tobu Asakusa Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, guide public transportation including trains and buses

What‘s not included

- Your public transportation fee(about 8,000 yen per person)
- Meal(you and a guide)
- Fees(you and a guide) per person: Akechidaira ropeway ride/660 yen,Kegon Waterfall elevator/550 yen,Nikko Toshogu Shrine/1,300 yen

Important

Nikko is a very popular sightseeing place. Especially during the period from the mid October to the early November, there are traffic jams on the roads in or around Nikko because it is the best time to enjoy autumn colored leaves. In Akechidaira, tourists sometimes get heavy fogs.

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

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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Reviews ( 19 )
4.4 (19) Reviews
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Debra Debra United States ( Friends )
Poor
3 weeks ago

“ Difficult Day In Nikko ”

Hiroyuki is an amicable, pleasant guide whose English is good but not fluent. We had some questions that he clearly did not understand. Our trip to Nikko was not a success because Hiro was not prepared with a “Plan B’” in mind for the difficulties that we experienced. The difficulties were not his fault: a national holiday that created horrific problems and delays on public transportation and fog that prevented us from seeing 2 out of 3 sites in Nikko. We are 4 very active senior citizens but standing on trains and especially crammed busses for hours was not pleasurable. We could not even see the landscape. Adding the fact that it was foggy was a recipe for disaster. We finally made it to the ropeway and Hiro seemed surprised that we didn’t want to go up. There would be nothing to see ... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Debra Thank you very much for joining the tour to Nikko. I am very sorry that your precious day was spoiled by bad weather, traffic jams and my bad conduct. Hiroyuki

Frans Frans Australia ( Couple )
Good
1 month ago

“ Very beautifull waterfalls ”

Hiroyuki was very friendly but sometimes a little hard to understand and we felt that if his grasp of english had been better he would have had a lot of knoledge to impart. The tour was wonderful and we took a lot of photos to remind us of the beauty of this area.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Frans Thank you for joining the tour in the countryside to see waterfalls. I am very surprised to hear that you are very knowledgeable about Japan. I enjoyed accompanying you as a guide. Hiroyuki

Carolina Carolina Mexico ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Very informative ”

Hiroyuki was very flexible and accommodating as we only had a few hours to spend in Tokio. Very nice experience! Wish we had more time to learn more about Japan and its culture.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Carolina Thank you for your good appraisal on my job. I am very pleased that you spent the precious time on experiencing Japanese culture and talking about many things to each other. I am waiting for you to come to Japan again and at that time I would like to accompany you as a guide. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in and it have many things to see. Hiroyuki

Ronald Ronald United States ( Family with kids )
Good
6 months ago

“ Very nice man, but English not so good ”

Hiro is extremely nice but we are very sorry we used him for our first trip to Japan. It is not fair to have a guide that cannot tell you stories about the places or anything other than the paragraph you read on triplelights I about the sight you are visiting. Hiro really should not be an English tour guide, it was not fair to us, we spent 4 days just following him around from place to place in silence because communication was so poor. We wanted information about the sites we were seeing, but was literally impossible to get an answer from him, it was like pulling teeth, but the tooth didn’t want to come out. Hiro, I hope you are reading this, because we paid triplelight a lot of money and we did not get an English speaking guide and the sad thing is, although you are respectful and... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ronald Thank you for hiring me as a guide. I am seriously taking your comment on my job. Hiroyuki

Eric Eric United States ( Solo )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ A half day around Nikko ”

Hiroyuki is a very knowledgeable man. Teaching me about the history of Japan and the Edo period. I learned a lot from him. It was during Golden Week in Nikko so it was very crowded so we had to change up the itinerary to a walking distance instead of taking a bus. So the tour was a little shorter and went to less places but what can you do? Still had fun and learned a lot. Thank you for the tour.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Eric We walked a lot and despite the 5 hour tour saw and did many things. I am very pleased to hear your good comment about the tour. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in, in which there are many things to see and experience. You are very young, so I hope you will visit Japan again and again and could accompany you as a guide. I wish your happiness and prosperity. Thank you very much! Hiroyuki

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