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Nikko Tour #1: Visiting the World Heritage Site


Nikko
4:30 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Magnificent views awaite you!We have a saying to the effect that one does not know what beauty really is before one sees Nikko shrine.We visit the World Heritage site.You will feel refreshed by its quiet and peaceful nature and then appreciate its splendid historic architecture.Especially, archtecture in Toshogu Shrine is exquisite and authentic. Human beings today can't create again.

Itinerary

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  • Sacred Bridge :The arched vermilion bridge and the quiet green forest in the background displays an exquisite effect of beauty.
  • Toshogu Shrine: The mausoleum of Ieyasu Tokugawa, first Shogun of the Edo Shogunate who established more than 250-year peaceful period.
  • The Rinnoji Temple: We visit a Buddhist temple once General Grant visited and a graceful Japanese garden.
  • The Futarasan Shrine is dedicated to the three sacred mountains of the area, Mt.Nantai, Mt. Nyoho and Mt Taro.
  • Cryptomeria Avenue: Almost all visitors to Nikko will surely be struck by the magnificence of the cryptomeria avenues.

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What to Expect

You can enjoy magnificent views of both beautiful nature and architecture.
Nikko is located in the mountainous area blessed with picturesque scenery, hot springs and cool weather.
You will feel refreshed by its quiet and peaceful nature.
You can appreciate exquisite and authentic Nikko's buildings including a dazzling multicolored "Yomeimon Gate" decorated with 508 sculptures.
The gate reflects Shogun's wish for peace.
There are lots of buildings, sculptures, carvings and paintings designated as national treasures and important cultural proporties in this precincts.
By the way, what would you like to have for lunch?
You have many options.
Delicious curry and rice, an omellette containing stir-fried rice as a filling, dishes for vegan and soba,buckweat noodles are popular menus served at restaurants around here.
"Yuba" is a local delicacy made from the skin forming on the top of gently-boiled soybean milk.
Popular sweets are traditional Japanese sponge cake called "Kasutera", traditional sweet jelly of adzuki beans called "Yokan" and rusks.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at Tobu Nikko Station or at JR Nikko Station
Ending Point at Tobu Nikko Station or at JR Nikko Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, transportation fees for your guide

What‘s not included

bus fare for each guest: ¥500( a day pass)
You can choose a "koban" (an oval Japanese gold coin in Edo period ) shaped ticket.
entrance fees for each guest:Toshogu Shrine and Rinnoji Temple ¥1300+¥700=¥2000
food and drink

Important

* I'm afraid I can guide my guests just around Kamakura and Nikko areas during the Olympic and the Paralympic Games (July 24th to August 9th and August 25th to September 6th) because of the expected crowded transportation in Tokyo.
* I can't work as a guide after 5 p.m.
* I can't guide solo male guest or a group of all male members.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your understanding.

It takes about two hours by train from Tokyo to Nikko.
I'm happy to tell you how to get to Nikko from Tokyo and how to get back to Tokyo.
If you'd like your guide to meet you at your hotel in Tokyo, it's possible.
We can start this tour from your hotel in Tokyo and end it at your hotel in Tokyo.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any more information.

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

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 ( 35 )
4.6 (35) Reviews
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Dorothy Dorothy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A Wonderful Experience! ”

We spent two days with Michiko in Kamakura and Nikko. She did a fantastic job of organizing our time and sharing her knowledge and love of these beautiful places! It was a pleasure to work with Michiko.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your kind review. I was impressed by your excellent empathy skills being based on your attitude trying to see things from a different perspective. I believe people like you make the world peace!

Narendra Narendra United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Very Efficient and Friendly ”

Michiko met us promptly at the start of our tour and showed the schedule and said she is very flexible and can move things around. This actually happened because of bad weather conditions and with our approval, she suggested changes that reversed the morning itinerary with the evening. It was a long and busy day and crammed with activities as per my suggestions and Michiko kept us on track and allowed a lot of time for us to enjoy each site. Though English is not her native language, we were able to communicate with her fairly effectively. I would definitely use her services the next time I am in Japan.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your kind words! They encouraged me a lot. I’ve not been confident in my English. However, I’m a nationally licensed English tour guide and medical interpreter with a certificate of the highest grade in the English proficiency test. Come to think of it, I have no time to despair. I’ll continue practicing English everyday slow but sure to help my guests make their dreams come true. Again, thank you for your kindness!

Somsri Somsri United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A wonderful ”

Michiko is a heart warming person. She is very attentive , kind and generous. She took us to all the places we requested. She is fun and knowledgeable. We were happy to have her as our guide.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your review. It’s encouraged me a lot to carry out nice tours for future guests. I’m on the Shinkansen to go back home from the final route check in Hakone (near Mt. Fuji) for the tour expected the next week. Hakone has an amazing “onsen”, hot springs. Let’s go there next time!

Veronica Veronica United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Tries hard ”

Michiko tries very hard and does her homework to prepare for her tours. Her lunch suggestions were really great and we appreciated that very much.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your review, Veronica. It will be my great motivation for future tours! I always do my best for my guests. I hope you all have refreshed yourselves at the magnificent views of waterfalls and architecture in Nikko and a sea breeze in a Japan’s old capital, Kamakura.

Suandari Suandari Canada ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Lake Kawaguchiko / Kamakura-Hase ”

My husband and I spent two days with Michiko and had a wonderful time. Always so cheerful and full of energy, she took care of us in every way. Her knowledge of the Japanese culture made these tours the more interesting, as was her choice of lunch menu. Thank you Michiko, till we meet again.

MICHIKO:

It was nice talking with you. The Kamakura shogunate was the country's first "samurai" government established in the end of the 12th century. The town is surrounded by mountains and facing the Sagami-bay on the south.That's why the place is called "a natural fortress". I think Zen temples including Kenchoji which is well-known for its quiet simplicity and fortitude must have supported "samurai" who need extraordinary powers of concentration and decisiveness. I hope you have a good time in Japan!

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