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Highlights

  •   Toshogu Shrine
  •   Taiyuin Mausoleum
  •   Futarasan Shrine
  •   Shinkyo Bridge
  •   Kammangafuchi Abbey
  •   Tamozawa Imperial villa memorial park

Information

City Nikko
Meeting Point JR Utsunomiya station
Ending Point JR Utsunomiya station
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 15
Booking
8h
When?

People

238.50 USD

total price for up to 15 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This tour is the most valuable guided tour in Nikko. I will meet you at JR Utsunomiya station and we'll go to JR Nikko on the Nikko Line.
On the way to Nikko, you will be informed well enough about the area to understand the general history of Nikko.

After arriving at JR Nikko station, we'll take the bus to Shinkyo (sacred bridge), then we'll walk to Rinouji temple (Sambutsudo Hall) which is currently not worth paying the admission fee to look inside due to the renovations taking place.

Passing through Sambutsudo Hall we'll then head for the Toshogu shrine.
We can see the 5 story pagoda, stone torii, famous carving of three monkeys, sleeping cat, Karamon gate, the worship hall, and so on. Unfortunately Yomeimon gate is under also renovation so the gate will be covered up.
Then we'll go to Futarasan shrine and Taiyuin Mausoleum. We'll have a light lunch at Hayashiya noodle and rice bowl restaurant.

After lunch we walk to Kammangafuchi abbey where there are 100 stone images of Jizo which are covered by moss.
Finally we'll walk up the hill and reach Tamozawa Imperial villa memorial park. You can get a feeling of what the imperial family was like.

Then we'll take the bus to JR Nikko station and back to your destination via JR Utsunomiya. I will say goodbye to you there.

I strongly believe you will be satisfied with the contents of this tour. Hope you are good walkers!


What‘s included

8 hours guide fee
Transportation fee for the guide

What‘s not included

JR train tickets Utsunomiya/Nikko round trip 1,520 yen (N/A for JR pass holders)
The World Heritage Bus 500 yen
Admission fees (Toshogu-shrine 1,300 yen, Taiyuin-mausoleum 550 yen, Tamozawa Imperial memorial park 500 yen)
Lunch

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Evan
3 weeks ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Friendly, resourceful and knowledgable ”

I was looking a few specific things that I couldn't find on triplelights so I posted the plan we were looking for. A few guides contacted me with alternatives but Jack was able to arrange exactly what we were looking for. Through the planning process and the tour, Jack was friendly, professional, resourceful, knowledgable and patient with our questions. We had a fantastic time with him and hope to have another chance to visit some places with Jack.

Jack:
Hi Evan, Thank you for your nice words. I throughly enjoyed taking you to the workshop and Toshogu shrine. Hope to see you again next time you come to Japan. Jack

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Yap
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Nikko Tour ”

Jack brought my parents to Nikko. Even though they were not proficient in English and were apprehensive about taking a train from Tokyo to Nikko, Jack was patient and took pains to make sure they arrive and depart safely. The tour was pleasant.

Jack:
Thank you for your evaluation. Hope your parents enjoyed the tour.

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Hellen
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ A great tour guide in Nikko ”

Jack made our 2 days' stay at Nikko a very pleasant experience. He was patient with my two noisy kids and flexible with our requests. The time at Edo wonderland was well spent with his guidance. We also enjoyed the waterfalls very much. He is a great local tour guide to recommend.

Jack:
Hello Hellen, Thank you very much for your nice words. Your kids must be enjoyed spending time in Disneyland. Jack

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Richard
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Malaysia

“ Very fruitful and pleasant walk ”

Glad that we engage Jack-san (you have to ask him how do he get his english name, haha) for the walk, he knows very well on the habitats of the park and very knowledgeable, although is a raining day (drizzling) however is a really fun walk. My personal opinion, should visit here during autumn and spring, will be very colourful. cheers!

Jack:
Hi Rdichard, It was a nice walk from Sainoko Iriguchi to Sainoko and Senjugahama. We heard another bad news yesterday. One old lady who went into the mountain to take bamboo shoots was killed by bear even she carried her two bear bells. Anyway we really enjoyed walking in the beautiful settings, didn't we? Thank you very much for your rating. I will send the photo by email soon. Best, Jack

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Matt
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Japan

“ Superb guide ”

We had a spare day in Tokyo and found your site and booked for the next day. We had a great day touring Nikko. Jack will go at your pace.. we wanted a relaxed day. His insights into Japanese culture are excellent. A memorable day. Thank you ever so much Jack. Matt Helga and Steve from Sydney.

Jack:
Thank you Matt, Helga and Steve. I had a lovely day with you all. Nikko offers both nature and man made beauty. You told me you wanted a relaxed day so I didn't take a lot of places you must see in Nikko. There are a lot of nice places to see in Japan but Nikko is one of the best. Thank you for your business.

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