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Nikko walking tour (The world heritage site and hidden treasure spots) for JR pass holders

by Jack
(30) Reviews
8h $ 241 Price up to 15 people

Highlights

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

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Highlights

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

Important

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
Meeting Point
JR Utsunomiya station
Ending Point
JR Utsunomiya station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people

Frequently Asked Questions

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 ( 30 )
NIÑA NIÑA Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Nikko walking tour ”

Thanks to our guide, sir Jack, for a very informative and hassle-free walking tour. We didn’t know beforehand that it’s Japan’s Golden Week, that tourists flocked the site. Thanks for accepting our family. Man, he walks too fast for a 67 year old guy. We can’t keep up to his pace. Thanks for patiently waiting for us and keeping our children entertained. Twas a very long walk but it was worthwhile. He’s english-speaking skill was a plus too. Kudos to you sir!

Jack:

Hi Nina, Thank you very much for your comment. I really enjoyed the whole day with your family. Hope you'll come back to Nikko staying there at least a night or two next time. Thank you again for a nice time.

Christine Christine United Kingdom ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Visit to Nikko ”

Jack took us around the historic sites of Nikko. His command of English was excellent and he was most informative about the places we visited. Our day ran smoothly with Jack meeting us at Tobu-Nikko station and then travelling back with us to Utsunomiya where we took the Shinkansen to Tokyo. Thanks Jack for a lovely day.

Jack:

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in spite of exhausted day. I did the same course plus Kanmangafuchi abyss the other day. It was worse. We had to walk all day long. Long cue everywhere.

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour guide for Nikko area ”

Jack was an excellent tour guide for our family including 2 teenagers during our 2 full days in Nikko. He planned everything perfectly such that we were able to see all of the major historical and natural attractions but yet we did not feel rushed. He was very knowledgeable and his English is excellent. I highly recommend hiring Jack.

Kichi Kichi Japan ( Business )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Our family had an amazing time! ”

Such a fun and interesting experience. Highly recommended!

Becky Becky United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Nikko highlights ”

My family and I enjoyed our day with Jack. He was waiting for us at the Tobu Nikko train station just as he said he would be. We toured the main shrines and more. Jack gave us some good history of the shogunate era and pointed out specific details about the shrines. He also took us to the abyss to see the charming statues adorned in red. We toured the imperial vacation home as well before driving up to beautiful Lake Chuzenji. Jack is a friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient guide.

Jack:

Hello Becky, Thank you for your rating and also the picture you took at Kai. I cannot wait wearing the hat. Best regards, Jack

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