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

by Yoko
(31) Reviews
11h $ 297 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • 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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297.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel meetup.
$ 13.50
Extra person.
$ 9.00

Overview

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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Highlights

  • 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

Important

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.

The autumn foliage is coming down to the shrines and temples area, so if you wish to spend more time in that area, I recommend you choosing Kirifuri Falls instead of Kegon Falls.

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.

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.
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. 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, 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
Duration
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 ( 31 )
DOROTHY DOROTHY Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ A True excellent Tour guide ”

Like many other travelers' review about Ms Yoko , is true, she is highly knowledgeable and energetic. Everything that she planned for our sightseeing trip was perfect. She had made every effort to cheer everyone in my group of 4, including my helper , who is a Myanmar. Yoko made an extra errand and effort to bring her to the land of fabric outlets. My helper bought for her mum and herself quite a bit of very reasonable priced silk . The fabrics are beautiful and of very high quality. (Oh Yoko, you have missed watching that "Overjoyed and Grateful " smile of hers ) On our way back to Singapore , I asked my 2 kids " What do you missed most about Tokyo? "....Both exclaimed almost at once ..." YOKO " !. See....She is that charming with such great personality ! We were impres... read more

Yoko:

What a sweet review!! I'm completely flattered. It was a great pleasure for me to meeting all of you. I already miss all of you so much. I love the way that Jayden appreciated Ootoro and Chutoro, even knowing cod is delicious. He is so smart that I'm looking forward to his future. Grace was so cute and she made her and our day dancing on the stage of Kawaii Monster's Cafe. Your helper were so faithful that she deserved What a sweet review!! I'm flattered. It was a great pleasure for me to meeting all of you. I love the way that Jayden appreciated Ootoro and Chutoro, even knowing cod is delicious. He is so smart that I'm looking forward to his future. Grace was so cute and she made her and our day dancing on the stage of Kawaii Monster's Cafe. Your helper were so faithful tha... read more

Lynn Lynn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Caring & knowledgeable local guide ”

Yoko was very timely, provided clear agenda for day and kept our family on time to ensure we achieved our tour objectives. She also gave us additional walking tours around neighborhoods after our tea ceremony experience, we enjoyed witnessing what locals do and best snacks to have on a busy walking tour day. Despite our family’s needs and questions for Yoko, she was very patient and tried her best to answer all our questions. In fact went above & beyond to provide follow up tips for our free day in Tokyo. Nothing beats local expertise and recommendations. Overall, we are very happy and thankful for Yoko’s guidance and care.

Yoko:

Thank you, Lynn, for such a great review. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. I had a great time talking with you and your family. Every one of you were so polite. I'm glad you liked Yanaka. It is a town still keeping the flavor of good ol' days of Tokyo. Yomogi mangu and "melon pan" were delicious, weren't they? About the question about the size of the tea bowls that Steven asked, it is larger because we whisk in the same bowls. I hope Steven could find something he could add to his collection of Tokoname-yaki. I wish I could also show you the awesome sculptures of Nikko, the World Heritage, some day. I'll be looking forward to seeing you soon.

Bill Bill United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ You need a guide in Tokyo and Yoko is great ”

The 1st thing to Understand is that Tokyo is huge and you really maximize your time by having a guide taking you to the places you want to see in the most efficient manner. 2nd - English is a very distant 2nd language - so if you can’t speak Japanese you will get frustrated without a guide. 3rd - Japan is very formal and generally speaking reserved. I found Yoko via a search and spent a considerable amount of time exchanging emails with her on how to organize her trip as we were arriving during the new year when many things were closed. Although there is a slight cultural barrier and she can be a bit rigid in her approach at times, her advice was very good and helpful. We changed hotels based on her recommendation for location and changed the order of our sightseeing due to holidays. ... read more

Yoko:

Thank you so much for writing such an excellent review during your flight, sir. English is not even a second language in Japan, it is a complete FOREIGN language for the majority of Japanese. The two languages have a completely different language structures and pronunciations are also quite different. Japanese have more vowels pronounced as you might notice if you would see some other guides' videos. You mention Japanese are reserved. Well, your daughter is also quite reserved , especially during shopping, so I had to make sure if she want it/them or not, which was cute. She was quite hesitant to ask you to buy them even when she wanted you to, so please tell her it's OK to ask you to buy things and kindly ask her more from now on. Sorry I asked a lot of questions before and during... read more

Linda Linda United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

We were interested in a cultural and historical overview of Tokyo and Yoko delivered the most delightful day-long private tour. We not only visited temples, shrines, gardens, historical districts and architecture, but Yoko explained the tradition and meaning behind everything we saw. This was primarily a walking tour, but Yoko helped us cover a great deal of territory using the subways. An exceptional highlight of our day was when Yoko brought us to a local, traditional family-run tea shop for an afternoon break where the owner afterward presented us with an artistic drawing of the antique tea bowls we had used and description of their historical significance. We would highly recommend Yoko to anyone wishing to see Tokyo.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for a great review, Linda. I enjoyed those one day and a half with you, a lovely couple. We covered the Kabukiza Theater, Asakusa with Nakamuraza Theater, Ueno Park, East Gardens, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya Crossing and that Antique Gallery where you enjoyed the tea ceremony. It started to be rainy in the afternoon, but because I was with you and that lovely family hosts, it was quite heart-warming. As it the beginning of the year, I wish you and Ron's health and seeing you again soon to see more sights together. Thank you again for your review.

Stan Stan United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Two Day Tokyo Tour ”

Yoko is very knowledgeable and flexible in her schedule. We were a group of four and she was able to keep the tour interesting. One of the highlights was the tea ceremony, which none of us had experienced before. The night tour of the Rainbow Bridge was also a wonderful sight to see. Riding the metro train during the busiest time of the day was an interesting experience. With Yoko's help, we were able to find the restaurant that was recommended to us by a friend, Umenohana. We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious dinner! We just returned a couple of days ago from our cruise to the Far East and Tokyo has been one of our most memorable, thanks to Yoko.

Yoko:

Thank you so much, Stan, for writing a review even you just returned from the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the tea ceremony even if it was your first time. I also had a lot of fun having picnic under the Sakura of the East Gardens with the box lunches we bought at a department store. Please say hi to Bea, your beautiful wife and Paul and June. All of you were so nice so I miss you so much. I will be looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again for everything, Stan.

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