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Nikko (Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan-jinja Shrine)

9 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Pick up at your hotel in Tokyo
・Go to Asakusa Station by public transportation
・Go to Nikko Station by Tobu Express
・Lunch near Nikko Station
・Visit Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan-jinja Shrine
・Go back to Asakusa Station by Tobu Express
Go back to your hotel


Feel free to personalize this offer with HIROSHI.

  • Rinnoji Temple : Feel the soul of Buddhism
  • Toshogu Shrine : Enjoy watching the beautiful carvings of Yomeimon Gate, three wise monkeys, sleeping cat, etc.
  • Futarasan-jinja Shrine : Feel the soul of Shintoism, Japanese traditional religion.

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What to Expect

1. Rinnoji Temple
Rinnoji was established by Saint Shodo in the middle of the 8th century. There is no buildings named Rinnnoji. All the buildings related to Buddhsm in Nikko are collectively called Rinnnoji.
In Rinnoji, based on the belief to mountains, they have worshipped three Buddhas. Thousand-armed Kannon (Kannon with thousand arms) representing Mt. Nantai, Amida Buddha representing Mt. Nyohou, and Kannon with a horse’s head representing Mt. Taro.

2. Toshogu Shrine
This shrine was built in 1617 to worship Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the ruler of Japan at the beginning of the 17th century. After the death of Tokugawa Ieyasu he was buried in Mt. Kuno in Shizuoka Prefecture, but his body was moved to Nikko in the next year according to his will to become a god to rule Kanto area.
You can see the big entrance gate called Yomeimon which has more than 500 beautiful carvings. You can also see the famous carvings of three wise monkeys, sleeping cat, etc.

3. Futarasan-jinja Shrine
Futarasan-jijna Shrine was established in the middle of the 8th century by Saint Shodo. It worships Mt. Futara, another name is Mt Nantai, and has been gathering people's faith. This shrine is famous for the benefit of good marriage and inviting good luck.
The beautiful Shinkyo Bridge, which is the entrance of Mt. Nikko, is a property of Futarasan-jinja.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Your hotel
Ending Point Your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

1. Guide fee
2. Hotel pick-up
* Hotel pick-up is included if your hotel is located near a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line. If the extra transportation fee is necessary for hotel pick-up, I will let you know.

What‘s not included

1. Transportation fee (you and your guide):About 8,000 yen/adult including the express fee of Tobu line
2. Admission fee (you and your guide): 2,500 yen/adult
3. Lunch (you and your guide)
4. Beverages (beer, juice, etc.)


It takes about 2 hours from Asakusa Station to Nikko Station by Tobu express train.

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 visit Kegon waterfall in addition to above shrines and temple?

Yes, you can. But you need extra 1.5 to 2 hours.

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 ( 11 )
4.9 (11) Reviews
Very Good
LAVINIA LAVINIA Israel ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide! ”

Hiroshi-san is sincerly an excellent guide-a lot of knowlige,pleasent,helpful in any situation and helpd us to enjoy 3 wonderful days.


Thank you very much for the review. On the first day we enjoyed hiking on Mt. Takao. Red and yellow leaves were very beautiful. On the second day we went to Yakohama and Kamakura. It was a lovely day, and we were able to see a bride and bridegroom in kimono. On the last day it was unfortunate we had rain. We had to change our plan, but we learned a lot about the history and the way of life of the people in Edo period at Edo Tokyo Museum. And Planets Tokyo was a fantastic experience. At the next time to come to Japan I would be very happy if you choose me again. Japan has a lot of places to visit. Let's enjoy Japan together again!

Mark Mark United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Hakone tour with Hiroshi ”

Hiroshi guided my wife and I through a one day tour of the Hakone area. We communicated back and forth multiple times ahead of the trip as Hiroshi helped us work out an itinerary. He was very helpful with suggestions and working around some issues of closed areas due to the recent typhoon. Hiroshi also worked with us organizing the logistics of a morning arrival to Odawara by train, getting bulky luggage dropped at our hotel, and still managing a full day. We had an excellent day touring with Hiroshi.


Thank you very much for your review. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Hakone. But it was unfortunate we were not able to walk around Owakudani area although we were able to see Owakudani from a ropeway. We took a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and visited the old Hakone Checkpoint. We learned a lot about a checkpoint in Edo period. Hakone has a lot of nice places to visit besides the places we visited. So if you have a chance to come to Japan in the future, let's enjoy Hakone again. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Japan.

Art Art United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Very informative and relaxing experience ”

Hiroshi is very knowledgeable and very considerate and kind. He was happy to explain Japanese customs and answered all questions regarding history in customs of Japan. The day was well planned out and and we were not rushed to maintain the schedule. Our lunch at Tsukiji market excellent!!!!!! Highly recommend Hiroshi for your next adventure.


Thank you very much for your review. Although at first we were planning to go to Hakone, I am sorry we were not able to visit Hakone because of the damage by the typhoon. But I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. We visited Meiji-jingu Shrine, Tsukiji, Asakusa, etc. We saw Shichi-go-san ceremony, an annual event which celebrates growth of children, and Japanese traditional wedding at Meiji-jingu Shrine. We also visited Yanaka and felt the atmosphere of the old shopping street after the war. I hope we can get together again and visit Hakone in the near future.

Sarah Sarah Australia ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Amazing tour guide ”

From the moment we reached out to Hiroshi, he was very timely and helpful with getting back to us. He organised the tour to suit our preferences in detail and made the tour for my parents very enjoyable. He looked out for their best interest such as keeping costs in travel down where possible. Would highly recommend Hiroshi. Thank you for taking care of my parents so well !


Thank you very much for your review. We visited Meiji-jingu Shrine and enjoyed the holy atmosphere early in the morning. At Tsukiji we enjoyed fish at lunch and tasted good coffee nearby. I am glad to hear your parents enjoyed the tour, and hope our next tour also will be enjoyable. Hiroshi

Nivedita Nivedita India ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Very caring and sincere guide ”

Hiroshi san took me to all places as planned. He took care of all my needs and was very nice . He infact helped me buy a nice toy for my son. Showed me shibuya, sensoji, Odaiba and Shinjuku. Nothing was too much for him and he accommodated all my requests


Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed the two Tokyo night tours. On the first day we had a nice weather. We were able to see a beautiful night view of Tokyo from Tokyo Skytree. Sensoji Temple was beautifully lit up. But on the second day we had a little rain. If it had not rained, we could have seen a nicer night view from Odaiba. I hope we can get together again in a beautiful cherry blossom season! Hiroshi

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