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

by Jack
(15) Reviews
8h $ 246 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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246.45 USD

Price up to 15 people
FREE cancellation 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!

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Organized by Jack

Licensed Guide
(15) Reviews

Highlights

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

Important

City Nikko

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

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

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Jack


Licensed Guide

(15) Reviews

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Response Time 4 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi there!! I am an English speaking tour guide based in Utsunomiya city near Nikko. Since I came back from Auckland, New Zealand I started my own business as an English Speaking Guide. I have been a guide for 6 years. My favorite things to do these days are 1. visit historical places in Tochigi prefecture, 2. find nice restaurants and bars in Utsunomiya 3. wear hats while I am working outside.


Reviews ( 15 )

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Minnie

“ World heritage Nikko tour ”

It was a great experience with Jack taking my family around the remarkable World Heritage sites in Nikko. Jack is like an old English gentleman with impeccable English and gentlemanly style. He is good at telling stories and kept the kids interested by asking them thought provoking questions. It was a good tour overall and I highly recommend Jack

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Sonia

“ A rainy day in Nikko with a lovely guide ”

Beautiful day in Nikko thanks to Jack, who is not only a very knowledgeable guide but also a nice and interesting person. Enjoyed the major spots but, by my own choice, skipped the top one due to long queues and unpleasant weather. nonetheless a nice memory of scrolls and great conversions. apart from the pure sightseeing: intercultural exchange at its best.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Mike

“ Next Level Nikko Experience - Courtesy of Jack! ”

If you are considering a day trip to Nikko, I can not recommend strongly enough hiring Jack to be your guide! We had such an enjoyable experience with him and are so glad we had him as our guide to experience Nikko. From start to finish, Jack made sure we saw everything we wanted to see, was patient while we took an incessant number of pictures, helped us pick the right trains to avoid having to stand en route, knew the inside tricks on the right buses and best order to view sights to avoid the masses of other tourists, and communicated excellently in English. Beyond the value at Nikko itself, the better understanding he provided us of Japanese history and culture in general has made our entire vacation in Japan better. Look no further - Jack is the best option for your guided tour of majestic Nikko!

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Mindy

“ Visiting Nikko ”

We had an outstanding day with Jack from start to finish, and highly recommend him as an outstanding guide! He gave us travel instructions, met us at the train station upon our arrival, and tailored the day to meet our interests. He is terrific!

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Evan

“ 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.

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