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Nikko Tour #1: Visiting the World Heritage Site

4:30 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.


Feel free to personalize this offer with MICHIKO.

  • 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 visiters 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


I don't work as a guide after 5 p.m.
I can't guide solo male guest or a group of all male members.

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 ( 31 )
4.6 (31) Reviews
Very Good
Suandari Suandari Canada ( Family )
Very Good
1 week 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.


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!

Tony Tony United States ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ We had excellent day with Michiko ”

Michiko arrived ontime waiting for us at our hotel's lobby. It started out a light rainy day. This was the first day we were in Tokyo and Japan country. It's so different with how we live our lives in USA. So many people, so many trains and so many subways and buses. It's overwhelming, even I have been researching before my trip. Michiko gave us a good teaching how to use the train/subway system and the tickets, etc...winch we needed to purchase ticket for bullet train to Shin-Osaka on Nov-28th depart Tokyo to Osaka. By next day (yesterday), we were able to follow directions and catch our subways to couple places. Because we were not used to how Japanese live their lives, we were somewhat a little annoyed by various "rules", such as not supposed to eat and walk. Then when we walk in t... read more


Thank you for your review. "There is nothing impossible to him who will try." -Alexander the Great "Experience is the teacher of all things." -Julius Caeser Let's enjoy our lives!

i-mei I-mei United States ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Perfect for me ”

Lovely day with sculptures, prints, gardens and a private music show! Thanks for the memories!


Thank you for your review. I just enjoyed the tour with you. I think you have a special talent on art. I was surprised when you told the meaning of the Japanese dance. It was nice talking with you.

Stephanie Stephanie Indonesia ( Friends )
3 weeks ago

“ We plan 3days tour Tokyo, Kawaguchigo and Nikko ”

We really enjoy our time with Michiko that has patient with all of us 5 people ... Thank you so much Michiko .. especially our time at kawaguchi go and Nikko ... have a nice travelling Ms Michiko


Thank you for joining my tour. I'm happy to hear that you've enjoyed the tour. I think I've done my utmost to help you experience the best of Japan such as visiting a beautiful and quiet garden and having "Kaiseki" dishes at a small Japanese restaurant in addition to viewing Mt. Fuji covered with snow. Give my regards to your friends.

Jerry Jerry United States
4 weeks ago

“ Michiko-san was a great choice! ”

Michiko-san epitomized professionalism by pre-planning our individual tour based on what we'd like to see in the Tokyo area. The pre-planning included her going through prior dry-runs of routes to ensure that we'd be able to accomplish what we prioritized on our wish list and within the allotted time. If we chose to linger more at one location, Michiko-san was flexible and adjusted our itinerary. Without her, we couldn't have seen half the sites if we had tried on our own to find and navigate to these places through Tokyo's extensive rail and subway system. Additionally, she provided some written brief background & context on our tour stops prior to the actual meeting - which was quite thoughtful. We were very pleased with Michiko-san!


Thank you for your review. I found a good dish called "sweet potato rice" at a small restaurant in Kawagoe on the day before the tour date. Sweet potato is a specialty of Kawagoe and I thought it was good for your stomach. Let's try it next time! And now I'm on the way to Lake Kawaguchiko to do the final route check for the tour expected next week. It's a beautiful day to enjoy the views of Mt. Fuji. Michiko

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