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Nikko full enjoyment of one night & two days tour enoumous nature and temples

2 days
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

This tour is one night, two days tour in Nikko that include various tour spots such as Toshogu shrine, Rinnoji temple of 1st land layer, Akechi
daira, lake Chuzenji, Kegon water-fall, Chuzenji temple of 2nd land layer, Senjogahara, Ryuzu-waterfall of 3rd land layer and
Yunoko-lale, Yunoko-waterfall of 4th land layer. You can enjoy enormous theme park of Nikko for both nature and culture.


Feel free to personalize this offer with KASHIMA.

  • 1st day: To move from Tokyo to Nikko by Shinkansen & local train
  • Van service pick up us at JR Nikko station
  • To make 6 hours sight-seeing tour by using Van service as follows
  • 1) Akechidaira view Point & with riding Ropeway
  • 2) Kegon waterfall
  • 3) Lake Chuzenji including cruising
  • 4) Chuzenji temple
  • To move to a hotel near Chuzenji lake
  • 2nd day: Van service pick up us at your staying hotel
  • To make 8 hours sight-seeing tour by using Van service as follows
  • 1) To move to Akanuma nature information center by taxi and enter the Senjogahara hiking course. Hiking of Senjogahara walk in the marshland and return to Akanuma
  • 2) Ryuzu waterfall
  • 3) Yunoko -lale
  • 4) Toshogu shrine
  • 5) Rinnoji temple
  • 6) Futarasan Shrine
  • To return to your hotel in Tokyo by Shinkansen & local train

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What to Expect

Nikko area is one of the greatest tour spot in Japan where you can see magnificent theme park created by nature. In parallel, it is also the theme park of Edo era (1603~1867) which Ieyasu Tokugaea (the greatest top worries of Japan) established and had continued around 270 years with peace and had created lots of traditional Japanese culture during the era. There are so many spots which tourist can enjoy including both nature created ,ancient human created and modern people created.
Thanks to the active mountain eruption in the past such as Nantai mountain eruption, Nikko has become nature theme park consist of several lakes, water fall and beautiful vast plain.

1) Akechidaira view Point & with riding Ropeway:
From Akechidaira view point, you can fee overwhelmed landscape of Kegon-fall, Chuzenji lake and surrounding mountains & forest as if it is a picture postcard.
2) Kegon waterfall
Thanks to the multiple layers of enormous ground in Nikko area, Kegon -fall was created from which water flow from Chuzenji lake to a lower stage land.
3) Chuzenji lake:
Chuzennji lake is located near Nantai mountain on the altitude of 1269meter. This lake is on the highest place (1269meter) in Japan.
Between around 25k ~ 15k years ago, the large eruption continuously occurred on one of Nikko mountain area and Nantai mountain was created. This collapse of volcanic edifice created current beautiful Chuzenji-lake by damming up two rivers which used to be near Nantai mountain. As the result, two rivers existed in previous stage has become a large lake by a large amount of water accumulated. From the lake, Kegon fall flow out into a lower stage land.
4) Chuzenji temple
This temple was founded in 784 by the Shoudo-Shonin who was the founder of Nikko mountain. This temple is a branch temple of Rinnoji temple.
5) Senjyogahara walk in marshland:
The course of Senjyogahara walk in marshland is as follows.
- We arrive at Akanuma information center with Van parked on the parking place there.
- We enter the hiking course from the entrance near the center.
- After we walk around 200 meters on earth road, we reach a wooden road and walk toward Yunoko-lake.
- This hiking plan is around one hour walking both way between entrance of Akanuma and an area of a view point of Senjyogahara
where you can see it clearly without no obstruction. We return back to Akanuma entrance.
6) Ryuzu waterfall
As shown in Nikko altitude sketch shown above, Nikko area consists of four layers plateau as follows. This waterfall exists thanks to the water coming down from Yunoko-lake on the fourth layer. This waterfall flow down on the lava over 210 meters created by an eruption of Nantai mountain.
We walk down from the upper side spot of the waterfall to the final spots of Ryuzu waterfall which flow into the waterfall basin by walking down the road with seeing various types of water flow view and surrounding landscape. The width of the lava is around 10 meters.
7) Yunoko-lake:
This lake is located on the 4th layer Nikko land and you will feel mysterious and profound atmosphere.
8) Shrines and Temples of Nikko:
Shrines and Temples of Nikko are registered as World culture heritage in 1999 by evaluated with following criteria.
a) The ancient buildings in Nikko are the masterpieces of human creative talent by genius artists.
b) The religious style in Nikko based on ancient Shinto thought are creating religious world combined with bless taking nature
and those have been come down up to now. The subjects of registered buildings are 103 numbers of building and surrounding cultural scenery.
Toshogu shrine
Toshogu shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the top greatest worriers who succeeded in unifying Japan and made a great contributions to establishing peace in Japan for 270 years from 1603 to 1867 by his same family government until Meiji restoration had started in 1867. This shrine was founded in 1617 after Ieyasu died based on his will that he wanted to protect Japan by placing himself deified in taboo direction of this shrine from Edo castle even after his death.
Rinnoji temple
This temple includes all buildings of Buddhism temples in Nikko mountains.
Futarasan shrine
Futarasan shrine has deified the divine spirits of various mountains in Nikko including Futarasan (Nantaisan).
This shrine used to be the sacred place of Asceticism and after Edo-era (1603 started), this shrine had considered to be important effected by Toshogu shrine. This shrine includes all Shinto related building in Nikko mountain area except Toshogu shrine.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your staying hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your staying hotel in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000 per day (total yen4000 for two days)
Transportation fee during this tour for you in case you move from hotel in Tokyo: yen10760 with both way per person including for a guide
Lunch for you and a guide:
Entrance fee for you: Kegon waterfall :yen550 per person including a guide, Toshogu shrine: yen1300 per person, Rinnoji temple: yen400 per person,
Chuzenji temple: yen500 per person, Laku Chuzenji cruising fee: yen1250 per person including a guide,
Akechidaira Ropeway: yen730 per person including a guide,
Accomodation fee (one night) for a guide: yen10000


I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) This tour use Van service of that is registered in TripleLights.
1st day: 6 hours service, 2nd day: 8 hours service
I will support for you to reserve this service including getting a estimated fee from the Company.
2) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
3) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

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 ( 51 )
4.5 (51) Reviews
Very Good
I-Lin I-Lin Singapore ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Hiroshima Day Tour ”

I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!


I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong c... read more

May BN May Japan ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ A day at Miyajima/Hiroshima ”

Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.


May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

hollie Hollie United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Great guide ”

Had a great day with Kashima - our itinerary and the numbers in our group changed several times and he was so accommodating and nice about it. We saw the highlights we wanted and some great places we didn’t know about!


Hollie san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. Our original tour plan was one day tour on Oct.12 for Hakone & Yokohama. However, unfortunately, the biggest typhoon named 19th hit Japan in Kanto area from Oct.11 to Oct.12. Under this circumstance, you and your friends were kindly flexible to see the storm situation by communication with me and we could set the alternate tour on Oct.13 by making several alternate tour options prepared. In the end, we could enjoy Tokyo tour visiting Imperial palace, Zojoji, Tokyo tower, Harajuku, Omotesando and Shinjuku Golden Gai with beer drinking as final enjoyment under sunny weather on the day. I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy the tour even under this unexpected situation. During the tour, we coul... read more

Michael Michael Germany ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Engaged but not enough knowledge ”

Kashima tried his best to show us through Nikko, but we expected much more knowledge in one of the most interesting places in Japan. The information he gave us, we already had when preparing the trip. From a guide we also expected better knowledge in English.


Michael san, Thank you very much for your helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your precious Nikko tour. We visited Toshogu shrine, Akechidaira, Lake-Chuzenji and Kegon-waterfall. Unfortunately, due to cloudy whether, we could not take Ropeway in Akechidaira to view the landscape and we could not see clear view of Kegon-waterfall near Lake-Chuzenji. You had ever come to Japan decades years ago and this trip in Japan is your 3rd one. . I am pleased to hear from you that you know well Japan and love Japan ncluding Nikko. Also, I am amazed that you will have your own tour through Japan with your family by renting a car after this tour . I felt that you kindly educated me by this review so that I can become more professional guide capable to explain much more deep informat... read more

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Very good and thorough guide ”

Totally competent caring for our group. Got us through the day with ease. English was frequently difficult to understand, though. Very good skills getting us through all our train and bus changes. Did not, though, keep us together through the Himeji castle, nor give us any education while inside.


Bob san, Thank you very much for your utmost and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your Himeji & Kobe tour. I am pleased that I could support your, your wife and your group of 8 people from your cruise ship members. All your members are so active to learn about Japanese history, culture and daily life. I could communicate a lot with all your members. Also, I am pleased that you kindly pointed out my inperfected points. I will improve my explanation skill about each spots information by English with more slowly and accurate so that everyone can easy understand. As for the explanation inside Himeji castle, I am sorry that I could not explain there. I will improve how to explain to large members during climbing up to 7 stories castle with jammed situation. I hope tha... read more

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