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Private Nikko Tour

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1 day $ 312 Price up to 4 people


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

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 71.20


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.

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Masaharu Licensed Guide
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  • 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

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 **********yen per person.
Meeting Point
Nikko Station(Tobu railway or JR) or JR Utsunomiya Station
Ending Point
Nikko Station(Tobu railway or JR) or JR Utsunomiya Station
1 day
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

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.
Reviews ( 49 )
15 hours ago |   by Marina

“ Excellent tour ”

Very knowledgeable and extremely flexible. We had a really great time and learned a great deal about Japanese culture and landmark sites in Tokyo.

1 week ago |   by Nicole

“ 2 perfect days with Masa! ”

I don't have enough positive things to say about Masa. He was knowledgeable, speaks perfect English, is very worldly, interesting, gracious and had a great sense of humor! Not only did we learn a lot from him but we had a ton of fun. In addition to taking us to see the amazing sights of Tokyo, he took us to delicious restaurants during lunch so that we could experience the food as well. We highly recommend booking as many days as possible with him!

Very Good
3 weeks ago |   by Lay

“ Hakone sightseeing ”

It was good to know the highlights of Hakone from Masaharu-san despite on a rainy day. It was great that he was our guide in Hakone.

1 month ago |   by Dipika

“ Full of insights ”

Masaharu-san was extremely knowledgable and alert to our needs. He took us to the best restaurants and shared so many insights and unique observations about the country that by the end of the tour we had learned a lot. He also knew the best places to eat! It was indeed a great pleasure to experience Tokyo with him.

2 months ago |   by Van

“ Everything was perfect and according to the plan that I have imagine for my family to enjoy our visit and tour in Japan. ”

Masaharu has made our trip am remarkable and a memorable one thay will last in our lifetime! The rich and great insights he shared about Japan was encapsulated in the 2 days trip we shared with him. His passion for sharing the rich culture of Japan has captivated our hearts to even embraced a deep respect of Japanese cultures and traditions. Thus if in the near future that we will be having an opportunity again to come visit and be back in Japan, we'll definitely have Masaharu with us who is already of part of our family. Kudos Masa Job well done! Cheers!

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