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Nikko Up-to-You Tour for Early Risers by JR-Tobu Express: Toshogu Shrine & Kegon Falls etc.

by Yoko
(40) Reviews
11h $ 303 Price up to 4 people


  • Kegon Falls (Elevators: Adult ¥550, Elementary School Student ¥330) In November, I recommend Kirifuri Falls (Bus fare ¥600)
  • Shinkyo Bridge ( You can cross the bridge, if you pay ¥300, Sr. High School Student ¥200, Jr. High & Elementary School Student ¥100)
  • Rinnoji Temple (Sanbutsudo&Daiyuin Set Ticket: Adult ¥900, Elementary School &Jr. High School Student ¥400)
  • Toushogu Shrine (Adult/Sr. High School Student ¥1300, Elementary&Jr. High School Student¥450)
  • Futarayama Shrine
  • Rinnoji Jougyodo
  • Taiyuin (Rinnoji Temple Set Ticket)
  • Option: Kanaya Samurai House:1st Cottage for Westerners (Adult ¥400, Children under 12 years old ¥200)
  • Option: Kanmangafuchi Abyss
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302.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel meetup.
$ 13.35
Extra person.
$ 8.90


Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures.

We will ride a JR-Tobu express train for approximately two hours from the west side of Tokyo area/Saitama to visit there and take time to appreciate them.

You can enjoy Yuba (tofu skin), which is one of the local specialities, buckwheat noodles or curry and rice etc. as lunch.

What to Expect

We will visit the temples and shrines in Nikko. The sculptures are awesome.

If you would like to visit Kegon Fall, we will visit except the Autumn Foliage Season (October and November).

Please take your time as you can take pictures as much as you can at the places allowed.

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  • Kegon Falls (Elevators: Adult ¥550, Elementary School Student ¥330) In November, I recommend Kirifuri Falls (Bus fare ¥600)
  • Shinkyo Bridge ( You can cross the bridge, if you pay ¥300, Sr. High School Student ¥200, Jr. High & Elementary School Student ¥100)
  • Rinnoji Temple (Sanbutsudo&Daiyuin Set Ticket: Adult ¥900, Elementary School &Jr. High School Student ¥400)
  • Toushogu Shrine (Adult/Sr. High School Student ¥1300, Elementary&Jr. High School Student¥450)
  • Futarayama Shrine
  • Rinnoji Jougyodo
  • Taiyuin (Rinnoji Temple Set Ticket)
  • Option: Kanaya Samurai House:1st Cottage for Westerners (Adult ¥400, Children under 12 years old ¥200)
  • Option: Kanmangafuchi Abyss


April 20, only Tokyo or Kamakura tours are available.
I cannot do NIKKO nor Mount Fuji for April 20, please.

DURING APRIL, it will be first booked, first served basis.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

If you're interested in NIKKO, MOUNT FUJI or TOKYO, please check the tours before you make inquiries.

It's impossible to make quotation without knowing the spots you would like to visit.
Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.
Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.

If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.

Please choose the places of your interest looking at the pictures.

Sometimes it is difficult to get seats on the bus to Lake Chuzenji (Kegon Falls), so smaller group is preferable.

If we miss the 7:30 Shinjuku 7:36 Ikebukuro Express, the next one is in three hours and we have to pay commission to have the reserved tickets paid back, so please be punctual.

We will walk a lot, so please wear walking shoes like sneakers. You will need to take off your shoes several times.
There is no way of avoiding stairs. The Accessibility of the World Heritage is extremely low.

Nikko is coldler than Tokyo.

The temples and shrines close at 16:00 from November 1.

If you don't walk so much and you don't want to visit all the spots in the highlights, please feel free to send a message.
I will arrange the itinerary based on your requests.

During November, there is a terrible traffic jam, which might take hours sometimes, even on weekdays.
Switch your other tours to weekends and try to make the Nikko tour on weekdays by all means. read more

What‘s included
Guiding fee, The guide's Admission fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fare (You and guide: From Tokyo to Tobu Nikko, round trip from Shinjuku/Ikebukuro is¥6680 each person/If you have JR passes it will cost 4000 yen for the Tobu part/World Heritage Bus Pass ¥500 or if you'd like to include the Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji Bus Pass ¥2000 )

meals, snacks, beverages,

Admission Fee (please check the highlights for the fee)
Meeting Point
At JR Shinjuku Station/ Ikebukuro Station/Urawa Station (unless you choose the hotel meetup option)
Ending Point
At your hotel or the places you prefer to during the tour
11 hours
Starting time
07:00 AM , 07:30 AM
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will the total cost of the tour be?

Please look at the highlights and add them up yourself to get a ball-park figure, because it varies on the places you'd choose to visit and the number of people.
I'm just a tour guide, not a travel agent.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 40 )
Gintaras Gintaras Lithuania ( Couple )
1 day ago

“ Nice day at Nikko. ”

Yoko was our guide at Nikko. She know the site and its hystory perfectly and I would highly recomend her if You like to find out much about the places You are visiting. The trip logistis was also very well organized.


Thank you so much for a quick review, sir. I enjoyed the day together with all of you, nice gentlemen with lovely ladies, yesterday. We were lucky with the weather and also could see a special festival. We saw Kegon Waterfalls, Lake Chuzenji, Shinkyo Bridge, Rinouji Temple Sanbutsudo, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine where the festival was going on, Taiyuin Temple, and Kanmangafuchi Abyss. I listed for your friend, Saulius, who will make a slideshow with the thousands of pictures he took. I hope you would enjoy the rest of your trip and wishing to see you soon at another season. Thank you again for everything.

Rajeev Rajeev Australia ( Family )
1 day ago

“ Tokyo Trip ”

Fantastically knowledgeable guide. She knows her work and her clients. Kept us actively involved in all the activities. She is bubbly, fun and helpful. Our kids aged 19 and 12 enjoyed her company. We only spent a day with her but she guided usdor the rest of our stay. Definitely recommend her to anyone visiting Tokyo.


Thank you so much for a wonderful review, sir. I had a great time with you and your family: I enjoyed talking a lot with your beautiful and intelligent wife Rashmie and your amazing kids. I also appreciate Rashmie reacting quite well to what I said, which made every explanation easier for me. I hope you would enjoy the rest of your journey through Japan and wish to see you and your family soon again. Have fun, sir!!

Sandra Sandra United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Highly competent guide ”

It is obvious how well Yoko knows Tokyo when one spends a day with her. She guided us safely and efficiently through the transportation system, allowing us to see more than we thought possible in a day. She provided interesting information about the sites, and paid attention to our interests when choosing where to go. Yoko planned our time around mobility challenges my husband faces, and handled an emergency quickly and professionally, adapting our plans to accommodate. She went beyond what was required to be sure we enjoyed our time, and continued to be of assistance even after our tour was complete. I highly recommend Yoko.


I appreciate your excellent review so much, Sandra. It was a great pleasure meeting you even though I couldn't laugh to Mike's jokes as you could. It was very nice of your daughter and husband planned the trip to Japan as a birthday surprise and I'm very glad that I could help you enjoy the most beautiful season of Sakura. You're so cheerful that I enjoy being with you. I hope you could enjoy the rest of your trip. Thank you again, Yoko

Riikka Riikka Switzerland ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Sakura tour of Tokyo with tea ”

We (a family of three with two teenagers) had a great sunny day with Yoko exploring Tokyo's treasures on our first trip to Japan. She met us at our hotel in Tsukiji and showed us the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and then took us to Yanaka for a traditional macha tea ceremony and a lovely Japanese lunch and more. We learned all about the sakura and lots about the samurai, shogunate and Buddhism as well as about the imperial family and post-war reconstruction of Japan. Yoko is very knowledgeable and speaks good English with an American accent. She has strong opinions and is not afraid to express those.


Thank you for your review, but going to Kyoto without booking your hotel during April sounds extremely challenging. We know it will be difficult to go from Hakone to Mount Fuji is really hard unless you have vehicles. It's a fact. So it might be better to take your time at Hakone. Enjoy the rest of your stay.

Edwina Edwina Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ sakura in tokyo ”

yoko is an experienced and knowledgeable guide. we enjoyed sakura blossoms in tokyo with her. she speaks english very clearly. thank you yoko, we had a wonderful visit in tokyo !


Thank you, ma'am, for your review. It was a beautiful day. It was a nice surprise meeting all your relatives near Sensoji Temple. Maybe a digital camera with a SD card will make it easier for the two of you to share pictures. The wisteria of Ashikawa Flower Park will be beautiful at the end of this month, so please come again.

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