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Private Nikko Tour

(38) Reviews
1 day $ 315 up to 4 people


  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine
  • Rinnoji Temple Sanbutsuden & Taiyuden
  • Futarasan Shrine
  • Sacred Bridge
  • Akechidaira View Point
  • Lake Chuzenji
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315.00 USD

Up to 4 people, Charged per group.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 72.00


This tour is featuring exciting visits to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage properties in Nikko. Nikko used to be serene mountain worshippers' trainning place in the ancient period until Tokugawa government built Nikko Toshogu Shrine for Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder of Tokugawa government.

What to Expect

-You can enjoy viewing traditional and artistic Gongenzukuri architectures such as Toshogu Shrine Yomeimon gate with a lot of beautiful gravings.
-You can fully understand authentic history and culture of Edo period.
-You can enjoy natural beauty in each season.


  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine
  • Rinnoji Temple Sanbutsuden & Taiyuden
  • Futarasan Shrine
  • Sacred Bridge
  • Akechidaira View Point
  • Lake Chuzenji


-Nikko is very crowded in October due to beautiful autumn colour view.
So, you can only see Unesco World Cultural Heritage area covering Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Futarasan Shrine and Sacred bridge in peek season.
-In other seasons, you can take bus from Unesco World Cultural Heritage area to Akechidaira view point and Lake Chuzenji area. If you want to take boat journey in Lake Chuzenji, it would totally take 7-8 hours in Nikko. It would take 11-12 hours from center of Tokyo in return journey.
-There are two methods of going to Nikko. Tobu Super express train service departing Asakusa is more frequent and convenient than JR service from Tokyo or Ueno through Utsunomiya. But if you have JR Pass, it is more economical to use JR bullet train to Utsunomiya and change to local train for Nikko.
-Best meeting point to save time is Nikko station. read more

City Tochigi

Meeting Point Nikko Station(Tobu railway or JR) or JR Utsunomiya Station

Ending Point Nikko Station(Tobu railway or JR) or JR Utsunomiya Station

Duration 1 day

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 4 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee

What‘s not included
  • transportation fee of tourists and guide
  • meals fee
  • entrance fee.
  • -Transportation fee of guide would be about 5000 yen from guide home town station to Nikko station.
  • You are kindly requested to pay it.
  • -Transportation fee of tourists would be about 8000 yen from center of Tokyo to Nikko station.
  • -A Day Bus Pass fee per person cost 500 yen for World Heritage Sightseeing Pass
  • 2000 yen for Chuzenji Onsen Pass
  • 2600 yen for Senjogahara Pass.
  • -Entrance fee to Nikko Toshogu Shrine is 1300 yen per person
  • Rinnoji Sanbutsudo & Taiyuden is 900 yen.
  • -Lunch fee would be about 1200-1500 yen per person.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Masaharu

Licensed Guide

(38) Reviews

Contact Masaharu
Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, My name is Masaharu.
I am the National Licenced Tour Guide and Interpreter in English.
I used to stay in London, UK for 14 years on business.
This valuable experience gave me great passion for talking to many people with entirely different culture and historical background.
Therefore, it is my great pleasure to show foreign tourists from all over the world exciting tour spots by featuring traditional as well as modern faces of Japan.
Let's share together history, culture, natural beauty and seasonal delicacy of Japanese food.
See you in Japan soon!

Reviews ( 38 )

2 weeks ago |   by Kelsey

“ Excellent Tokyo Trip!!!! ”

My family and I had an amazing time with Masa this January 4th. He was very punctual and greeted us at our hotel in Shibuya. He also took the time to get to know our family before the tour. The itinerary he created was specifically catered for our family. A couple places we were interested in was the Tsujiki Market, Sumo town in Ryogoku, Anime and game shops in Akihabara. Masa was able to take us to all those places plus a couple bonus spots like Ginza shopping strip, landscape Japanese Gardens, Chanko Nabe lunch experience, etc. Also, with his proficient English speaking skills, he was able explain the a little bit about the history and culture of the country, its transportation and sites , and he was able to answer all the questions we had. Having Masa as our tour guide was such a great decision! We wouldn't be able to get around town and see these amazing sites without him.

2 weeks ago |   by Shanie

“ Very good day with Masaharu! ”

We went around with Masa last Dec 28, and everything went as planned (Asakusa, Imperial palace, Tsukiji Market for lunch, Meiji Shrine, to end in Harajuku). there were 11 of us in the family. Masa was in the hotel promptly at the agreed time and was very patient with us the whole day, despite the many asks and questions and delays. Masa was able to share history of Japan to kids and made it interesting, along with tidbits about Shinto vs Buddhism. He was also very knowledgeable in all the questions we raised about the shogunate, samurais, etc. It was a very interesting day. We also asked Masa to make a reservation for our lunch and it turned out really well. Masa's english was also impeccable, as he has lived in the UK for 11 years. Will definitely go around with Masa again on our next visit, as he does tours for Tokyo environs as well. Highly recommend Masa!

Very Good
4 weeks ago |   by Jennifer

“ Tokyo Trip ”

This is our first trip to Japan. We have hired Masaharu for five days. He is very puncture and speaks good English. He is good in the history of Japan and prepares the daily itinerary in advance. Our family enjoyed ourselves very much.

1 month ago |   by Khalifa

“ Perfect guide in Kyoto ”

He was very friendly and kind god bless him.

1 month ago |   by Karen

“ Visited Shibuya, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Shinagawa, Odaiba, Tsujiki fish market, Ginza ”

Masaharu is a great guide, he tried to make our tour very interesting as we discovered many Tokyo neighborhoods. He was also very patient to be on our rhythm. Recommended! :)

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