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

by Aki
(29) Reviews
8:30h $ 306 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • 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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306.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.00
Extra person.
$ 36.00
Hotel escort.
$ 24.75

Overview

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.

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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Highlights

  • 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

Important

I can guide you in Kyoto, 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.

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
Depart From
Tokyo, Yokohama
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At Tobu Nikko Station, or JR Nikko Station
Duration
8:30 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 29 )
Sanford Sanford United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ One day tour of Nikko ”

Aki met the group at Keio Hotel, Shinjuku and proceeded to the train station which Aki got our train tickets to go to Kikko.. Aki was very informative and the group enjoyed the information that he provided to the group. He was very knowledgeable of the area. The group really enjoyed him. He was very considerate and answered the questions the group had. If we take another I will surely ask for Aki. Sorry for not getting back sooner, was trying to catchup sleep and taking of things before the news year. Happy New Year , Sanford Haseyama

Aki:

Dear Sanford, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! I'm delighted to know that you and your family enjoyed a day in Nikko with me. It was nice to meet you. I enjoyed touring with your lovely family too. I hope you and your family had a good time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Please convey my regards to your family members. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! May the New Year bring a lot of happiness and smiles to all of your family! Sincerely, Aki

Louise Paula Louise Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tokyo in a nutshell ”

I highly recommend Aki as a tour guide. 😀 Even with the limited time we had in Tokyo, he was able to introduce us to all the important sights in Tokyo (Tsukiji Market, Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Omote-sando & Harajuku). We didn’t go to Shibuya anymore because we already went the night before our tour. He also brought us to a very nice ramen restaurant for lunch. We all loved the broth of the ramen. He was very organized (mapped out a very logical itinerary for us), courteous and patient (specially since we had hard-to-handle kids and we were late in meeting him at the start of the tour), thoughtful (he even gave us a very nice and heartwarming token gift to greet the new year), considerate (always thought about our convenience by looking for elevator/escalator options, specially ... read more

Aki:

Dear Louise, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! I'm very happy to know that you and your family had a good day in Tokyo with my tour. It was my pleasure to have guided you. I'm pleased to hear that your family enjoyed tonkotsu ramen in Tokyo. I enjoyed touring with your kids and family members too. I hope you are having good times and memories in Japan. I wish your children would appreciate snow. It was very nice to meet you. Please convey my regards to your family members. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! I would love to see you again in the future. May the New Year bring a lot of happiness to all of your family! Sincerely, Aki

Ken Ken United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Peaceful Tokyo ”

It was my first day in Japan, and after a mind-numbing flight I asked my guide Aki for the chance to have a calm and peaceful day, plus an opportunity to learn about culture and how to get around. It was excellent. Began the morning in a temple observing a ceremony. Visited quiet parks, temples and smaller museums. Yes, we had some busy areas but overall it was a calm and beautiful day.

Aki:

Dear Ken, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed a tour of peaceful places in Tokyo. I enjoyed talking with you while touring. It was nice to meet you and my pleasure to have guided you. I hope you have a great time during the rest of your days in Japan. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Sarah Sarah Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Mt. Fuji: A Trip of a Lifetime ”

Aki is immensely a kind, caring and knowledgeable guide. He speaks English fluently. He made everything comfortable for our family from arranging the bus booking in advance for us to fetching us to our hotel going to Mt. Fuji. He also provided me with the weather update at Mt. Fuji so we would could prepare well for everything. Best of all, Aki made our Mt. Fuji tour priceless! The itinerary he arranged for us was great, from our cruising on the Lake Kawaguchiko to the Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway and our relaxing walk around Oishi Park. Even our lunch in one of the restaurants in Oishi Park was really delectable. In the evening when we returned back to Shinjuku, Aki still assisted us even if it was past his schedule with us. We were asking him of the direction going to one shopping... read more

Aki:

Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed Mt. Fuji tour greatly. It was a tremendously nice day. The weather was so good, and autumn leaves were so pretty. The best thing of all, we were able to get magnificent views of Mt. Fuji. I hope you have wonderful memories of the day. Please convey my regards to your husband and children. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Christopher. Christopher. Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ A total Hakone experience ”

Aki planned & guided an excellent day for us. He was prompt & answered our questions well. We could not have asked for anything more.

Aki:

Dear Chris, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review! It was nice to meet you and my pleasure to have guided you. I enjoyed touring with you in beautiful Hakone. I hope you traveled from Odawara to your next destination smoothly. Please convey my regards to your wife and friend. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Have beautiful days in Japan. Sincerely, Aki

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