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


Nikko
11 hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yoko.

  • 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 ¥550, Children under 12 years old ¥200)
  • Option: Kanmangafuchi Abyss

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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.

Departure & Return

Starting time 07:00 AM , 07:30 AM
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

Inclusions & Exclusions

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)
Using Shinkansen+Local Nikko Line Option is possible, but please cover my transportation fare 10000 yen.

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)

Important

It will be first booked, first served basis.

If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)

If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.
It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.

It's impossible to make quotes 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.

NO NIKKO TOURS on November 17, 24. 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

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

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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Reviews ( 63 )
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whitney Whitney United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Great intro to Japan ”

Very friendly and good navigator. I liked her knowledge of current Japanese pop culture and never made me feel stupid for asking questions. She had lots of little tidbits that were helpful, like the story of the 7 thieves. She did seem somewhat flustered by our American habits, I hope she forgives us. She also had to be prompted with questions rather than volunteering the info, perhaps this is cultural. We loved the tea ceremony. Overall worth it!

Yoko:

Thank you for your review. Well, it was five thieves, not Seven dwarfs, but it is fun to find them at Denbouin Street at Asakusa, isn't it? I don't remember what "American habits" you're mentioning to, but if you're mentioning the escalator rules, it would be better to observe when you come next time. Sorry about not asking enough questions that day. If you're talking about the "paper stripe" shide, I usually wait for the guests' to answer what it looks like, but because the day before you the guest had a hard time guessing what it was, I gave the answer without asking you. I appreciate your questions so much proving you're geniunely interested in Japan even though sometimes I had a hard time to figure out where you're looking at and barely had time to catch my breath. You and Jua... read more

traci Traci United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Best way to see Tokyo!! ”

Loved our time with Yoko!!! We had a few short days in Tokyo and we love getting a guide for part of our trip so we can learn more out the history and culture of the places we travel. Yoko did not disappoint! She took us to all the places on our list and showed us a few extra things. Loved every minute!!

Yoko:

Thank you so much for such a sweet review. I'm glad that you could find a Netsuke at that antique shop. The weather was also great when we traveled around Tokyo. It was a great pleasure for me to meet you and your wonderful husband. I hope I can see you soon with your daughters soon. Please take good care of yourself till then!! Thank you again.

Hans Hans Sweden ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A full day in Tokyo. ”

Me and my daughter had a full day w Yoko. It could not have been better where she shared her knowledge on all the spots she brought us to. We will highly recomend Yoko and you will not be disappointed.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for your review. It was a great day meeting you and your beautiful daughter Emma. I had a great time walking and talking with both of you and it was a pleasure for me seeing both of you appreciating Japanese culture very much. I hope you enjoy the Karate tournament and Osaka, too. Please come again at the Sakura season!!

Alex Alex United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ The Best Part of Tokyo is Nikko ”

Let me start by saying Yoko speaks English well with little to no accent which is a huge plus in a guide. She is knowledgeable in Japanese history. We spent an entire day with her and she introduced us to the amazing sites at Nikko. If you want to experience Japanese history (2hr trip from Tokyo) a visit to Nikko is a must and you can not go wrong with Yoko.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for your excellent review. It was a great pleasure for me to enjoy the beautiful Autumn foliage of Nikko with a very intelligent couple like you and Nicole. I appreciated the way you were amazed at each sites and enjoying them to full extent. Please send my best regards to your beautiful lovely wife, Nicole. I will be looking forward to seeing with your kids in the future. Thank you again for everything.

Christopher Christopher United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ You won't regret booking with Yoko ”

When I decided to participate in a Japanese-only sample-making workshop in Kappabashi, I decided to look for a translator who might be able to act as a guide as well! In my search, I ran across Yoko's profile and messaged her with my plans. She was enthusiastic and ready to accept the task, and she quickly got to work arranging the reservation with the sample shop and building an itinerary to tour Asakusa and Sensoji temple as well. Even a typhoon couldn't stop our plans, and Yoko was very flexible in postponing our tour. She even helped by splitting up our days so I could take the workshop later when the sample shop remained closed on the day of our Asakusa tour. I had a wonderful time learning about Japanese culture and practicing the language as she drilled me on various sign kanji and ... read more

Yoko:

Thank you so much for writing an excellent review, Chris!! It was so much fun exploring Asakusa having Kagetsudo "Melon Pan" and Kibidango etc. It was too bad that the typhoon forced to change the schedule, but I felt lucky you could change your schedule and have the Sample Making Experience Workshop at the second leg of your trip. 想像以上に日本語を知っていて、ビックリしました。I will be looking forward to seeing you again and going to Nikko the next time soon. 日本語の勉強頑張ってください。次回また色々お話しできるのを楽しみにしてます。

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