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Nikko Tour #2: Visiting Waterfalls

5:30 hours
up to 3 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Nikko is famous for its refreshing summer foliage and colorful autumn leaves. Let's enjoy the magnificent scenery of Nikko Falls, by going down to the bottom of each falls and get the closest views. After this tour, you can sit back and relax at a classic boathouse by Lake Chuzenji, enjoy a hot spring , take World Heritage tour or go directly back to Tokyo.


Feel free to personalize this offer with MICHIKO.

  • The Kegon Falls: The river drops 318 ft straight down from a cliff,churning up a ceaseless roar at the base. There are twelve small waterfalls in the middle part of the cliff.They make the waterfall much more beautiful.
  • The Ryuzu Falls: It flows down as long as 689 ft over the lava stone terrace. Ryuzu means
  • The Kodaki Falls: Kodaki means small waterfalls but it attracts visitors with its dazzling white flow.
  • The Yudaki Falls: You can get a stunning view of this fall from the waterfall basin or a nearby bridge.

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What to Expect

You feel refreshed in the forest of mountainous area, viewing the beautiful waterfalls.
This area is more than around 1200 meters above sea level and much cooler than Tokyo.
You have delicious lunch at a lakeside coffeehouse, at a famous resort hotel or you have your own lunch at a classic boathouse viewing Lake Chuzenji.
After lunch, you have five options.
#1) to just sit back and relax at the boathouse for half an hour
#2) to enjoy a hot spring around here
#3) to take an World Heritage Tour (1.5 hours-¥3000)
#4) to go back to Tokyo early (You can arrive Tokyo at around 4:30 P.M.)
#5) to visit traditional Japanese places such as the Imperial Villa or an old Samurai House
Please contact me for the details.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point Tobu Nikko station
Ending Point Tobu Nikko station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, transportation fee for your guide

What‘s not included

bus fare for each guest: ¥3000
elevator for each guest: ¥550
food and drink
About lunch: There is a good coffee house (closed on Wednesdays and thursdays) and a hotel by Lake Chuzenji. But you can take your own lunch and have it at the classic boathouse, enjoying the views of the lake.
After this tour:
To enjoy a hot spring around here.
To take "World Heritage Site tour (1.5 hours)"
To take "Tour of traditional Japanese places (1.5 hours)" including the Imperial Villa in Nikko
Please contact me for details.


After this tour, you have many options including taking the tour of the World Heritage Site (1.5 hours), taking Onsen (hot spring) and so on. Please contact me for details.

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.

We might not see some of falls when dense fogs develop. You can hear the roar of the falls and get the spray from the waterfalls, though.
We mainly use buses and when it is bad weather we don't walk down to the bottomof the falls.
We usually stroll around each falls from 15 minutes to 50 minutes. If you prefer not to walk, please let me know. I'll minimize the walking time.
I'm happy to tell you how to get to Nikko and how to get back to Tokyo.
If you'd like to start and end this tour at your hotel in Tokyo, it's possible.
Please contact me about that.

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 ( 33 )
4.6 (33) Reviews
Very Good
Somsri Somsri United States ( Friends )
4 days 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.


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
2 weeks 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.


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
1 month 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 )
1 month 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 )
1 month 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.

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