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Nikko One Day Tour from Tokyo - Fantastic Structures Harmonizing with Beautiful Nature


Nikko
8:30 hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Two hours away from Tokyo by train, Nikko mesmerizes visitors with beautiful nature and fantastic structures placed on the World Heritage list.
We will visit Nikko by public transportation and walk around the sacred area surrounded by beautiful nature.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Aki.

  • Toshogu Shrine - Fantastically decorated shrine with exquisite carvings
  • Futara-san Shrine – The oldest Shinto shrine in Nikko founded in the 8th century
  • Rinno-ji Temple – Buddhist temple having three gorgeous statues and pretty garden
  • Shinkyo Bridge – Beautifully red-lacquered Sacred Bridge across the Daiya river
  • Nikko Town – Local street lined with various shops and restaurants
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details

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What to Expect

We will appreciate Nikko’s natural beauty and traditional sites that have been religious center of Buddhism and Shintoism, Japan’s indigenous religion. The main highlight is Toshogu Shrine which is dedicated to the deified spirit of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of Tokugawa Shogunate. The shrine has a lot of traditional structures featuring lavish and exquisite carvings in colors. The combination of its natural and man-made beauties is Nikko’s attraction. There is an old proverb: Never say wonderful without seeing Nikko.

This tour presents an example itinerary for you. However, I can re-arrange it according to your requests. If you have any requests, please let me know in advance.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

An example itinerary

8:00 am
Meet at your hotel in Tokyo and move to Tobu Asakusa Station by subway.

09:00am
Departing for Nikko by express train from Tobu Asakusa Station.

11:00am
Arrive at Tobu Nikko Station and get on a bus bound for the Nikko World Heritage area.
(We can have lunch at a restaurant near the station.)

11:30 am
Arrive at the Nikko World Heritage area.
We will visit major sites such as Toshogu Shrine, Futara-san Shrine, and Rinno-ji Temple.
(We can take a rest at a café in the area.)
We will see Shinkyo Bridge nearby.

03:30 pm
Walk down a street in Nikko Town leading to Tobu Nikko Station.
We can drop in at a shop, café, and restaurant on the street.

04:30 pm
At Tobu Nikko Station or JR Nikko Station, the tour ends.
I will help you get on a train to Tokyo.

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Departure & Return

Depart From Tokyo, Yokohama
Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At Tobu Nikko Station, or JR Nikko Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up (in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)

What‘s not included

transportation fare (you and guide), admission fee (you and guide), meals

Important

I can guide you in Okinawa and Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.
This tour does not cover Lake Chuzenji and around.
We may have to change the itinerary depending on the weather and traffic conditions.

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

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?

Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is approximately 10,600 JPY per adult person.
- transportation fare: 5,600 JPY (Tokyo to Nikko by Tobu Line, for a round trip)
- transportation fare: 500 JPY (Local bus in Nikko)
- lunch: Approx. 2,000 JPY
- admission fee of Toshogu Shrine and Rinno-ji Temple: 2,500 JPY for an adult

If I make my own way to Nikko, can you shorten the tour duration?

Yes, I can shorten the duration and reduce guide fee by 2 hours.
In this case, please contact me before booking. I'll offer you a customized tour with the duration reduced.

What is the price range of lunch in Nikko?

The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 JPY
- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 JPY
- A Chinese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY

Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, and van according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $525 USD for 8 hours and 2 passengers.

Can you escort me to my hotel?

Yes, I can. In this case, please pay Hotel escort fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.

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 ( 48 )
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jerry Jerry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Invaluable ”

We spent three days with Aki, exploring the Setouchi Trienniale , using Takamatsu as a home base. We never could have done this without him. We had a great time. Thanks again Aki.

Aki:

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! I enjoyed touring around the Setouchi islands and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and having me as your guide! Sincerely, Akio

Jerome Jerome Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Aki gave us a great opportunity to experience Kamakura in a tight schedule ”

We had only 5 hours to visit Kamakura....and gave Aki an almost impossible mission. He succeeded! We saw all of the major sites and enjoyed the wonderful explanations that Aki provided with clear and nuanced English.

Aki:

Dear Jerome, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. I hope you are all fine after the tour on a hot day. It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kamakura. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Robin Robin United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Aki provided all we had hoped ”

Aki was a great guide. He took us to all the places we were interested in and was flexible in his plans given our interests and needs. He clearly knew his way around the island and all the museums. Couldn't have asked for more.

Aki:

Dear Robin, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Naoshima. I enjoyed touring with you too. It was fun to bike around the island! I hope you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Janis Janis United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Naoshima Island ”

From Osaka, with Aki guiding us, we arrived on Naoshima. If it weren’t for Aki I’m afraid we’d still be wandering aimlessly around. While on the island; Aki’s knowledge of the architect represented here and the designers/artists was great. With his guidance we could just follow as had clear understanding Of how to navigate the island. This provided a pleasureable day. As I got a sense of his services and then began arranging the itinerary, Aki was incredibly quick in his responses to my many online questions. He speaks English very well. One can’t go wrong with Aki’s guidance

Aki:

Dear Janis, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! It's a great pleasure for me to have guided you around a beautiful island, Naoshima. I also enjoyed touring and had a pleasant time with you. It was very nice to meet you! I hope you have a good day and go back to your home safely. Please convey my regards to your husband and friends. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Kelli Kelli Japan
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Tour of Nikko ”

Aki was a very knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide! We had to reduce our time in Nikko by an hour and Aki was able to manage the schedule with ease while still covering everything we wanted to see. We learned a lot and a had beautiful day exploring. I would absolutely recommend him as a guide!

Aki:

Dear Kelli, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed a day in Nikko. I enjoyed touring with you too. I hope you are all fine after a day tour on a hot day. Thanks for coming to Nikko and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

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