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

by Jack
(23) Reviews
8h $ 239 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 ( 23 )
Michael Michael United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Immersed in history WeWE ”

We spent half a day in Nikko and another in Edo wunderland. Jack gave us all important historical overviews. It was unforgettable experience.

Jack:

Hi Michael, I'm glad you enjoyed yesterday. So did I. You're such an entertainer! Hope you enjoy rest of your trip! Jack

HA HA Singapore ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Private tour of Nikko ”

My family of five are bery satisfied and pleased with the professional guide service of Jack . He is knowledgeable, helpful and opened a further dimension into the tour especially with his expertise of the heritage sights in Nikko . We find him very cheerful and enthusiastic throughout the tour and would recommend him to others . Thanks a lo Jack ! Wee & Family

Jack:

Hello Mr. Wee, Thank you for your comment. Hope you enjoyed Unagi restaurant in Nagoya. I had a good time with your family on the 14th of November. We had Sobazushi tempura at Takumian near Tamozawa Imperial villa and escargots for our appetizer at Meijinoyakata restaurant. Thank you so much giving me an opportunity to eat unusual cuisine. Kind regards, Jack

Andrea Martina Andrea Italy ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Very interesting tour ”

Jack speaks a very good English and thanks to him we discovered beautiful wonders of Nikko National park! Strongly suggested

Jack:

Thank you, Andrea. I really enjoyed the day with you and Michele.

Beverly Beverly United States
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Great day in Nikko ”

We had an amazing day with Jack. He customized the day to fit in everything we wanted to see and more. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and fun. We highly recommend touring with Jack!!

Jack:

Hi Beverly, Thank you for your nice words. I thoroughly enjoyed accompanying with you. Jack

Amy Amy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Fabulous Nikki visit ”

Jack was a wonderful ambassador to Nikko. He worked with us on customizing our day - ensuring we saw the both "hidden" and popular spots in a shortened time period, without ever feelng rushed. From being able to scoot down narrow lanes (definitely not where any tour bus could go!), to wonderful lunch spot recommendation, to his knowledge of sites, we can't imagine a better day or guide. Friendly, relaxed, over and above service and responsiveness (including mailing us a windbreaker we had accidentally left in his car#). Thank you!

Jack:

Hi Amy, Thank you for your evaluation. Nice words are always welcome. Hope Alex's windbreaker reached without trouble. Actually I am going to Tokyo to see my friends who have been friends since elementary school age. I wish you will have a good weather in Kyoto. Enjoy your rest of your trip. Jack

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