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Private Nikko Tour

(58) Reviews
1 day $ 368 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

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

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 73.60

Overview

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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Highlights

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

Important

-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, hotel pick up
What‘s not included
transportation fee of tourists and guide, meals fee, entrance fee.
-Transportation fee per person would be about 6000 yen from main station in Tokyo to Nikko station.
You are kindly requested to pay it for the guide.
If you take JR Bullet trains, it would cost about 12000 Yen per person in total for return journey.
-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.
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
09:00 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 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 ( 58 )
Rona Rona United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Very Pleasant and knowledgeable ”

Masa was very warm and knowledgeable. Knew the background, history, cultural significance of every location. Mapped out a great full day tour Showed is how to navigate the subways. Pleasant to be with and flexible. Spoke English well. Would highly recommend.

Masaharu:

Dear Rona, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you and your husband. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about current topics and issues in USA. Looking forward to seeing both of you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Florice Florice Philippines ( Family with kids )
Good
1 month ago

“ Lucky to see the cleareast view of Mt Fuji ”

Masaharu was ok but it could have been better if he would share insights and historical background of the places we visited. We were lucky to see the clearest view of Mt Fuji and it was awesome! Overall we enjoyed our 1 day Hakone tour. Thanks Masaharu!

Masaharu:

Hello Florice, Thank you for your inspiring comments. It was great pleasure sharing wonderful time for viewing Mt Fuji from Hakone. Frankly speaking, if we had more time, we could have visited the museum. But If we did it, shops must have been already closed by the time we went there. As you noticed, shops immediately closed during your shopping. So, it was physically difficult to achieve both historical insights walk on the steep ground and comfortable walk around the lake and shopping with two year old baby with you. And it actually took around 11 hours totally. Anyway, thank you for your valuable advice. Masaharu

Katrina Katrina Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Fantastic - Great tour of everything we wanted to see ”

Absolutely incredible tour of the key attractions in Tokyo. Thank you so much for an amazing day - cannot recommend Masaharu enough for a great day out.

Masaharu:

Dear Katrina & Pinos, Thank you very much for your nice review and warm message. It was my great pleasure helping you enjoy characteristic features of Tokyo. Looking forward to seeing you again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Madeleine Madeleine Singapore ( Friends )
Good
5 months ago

“ Limited knowledge ”

Friendly but has limited knowledge. Helpful though

Masaharu:

Dear Madeleine, Thank you for very encouraging comment for my further improvement of service.

Donald Donald United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Delightful, off the beaten path day in Tokyo ”

It was our third visit of Tokyo, having seen most of the tourist attractions that were recommenced by friends, TripAdvisor and various Japan travel guides during our past two stays. So we retained the service of a private guide this time, to take us off the beaten path a bit, and were glad that we did. We visited Asakusa and did the usual tourists’ sighting and shopping in this popular venue, then visited Ryogoku (the sumo stadium) and even had the traditional sumo wrestler meal for lunch. Next, we headed to the Edo Museum (where Masa gave us a far better explanation of what we saw than any robotic recorded guide that we could have rented would). To really step off the beaten path, we visted the Yanaka Village last, where we learned even more new things about the Japanese culture from Ma... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Donald-san, Thank you for your nice review and very encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together in touring around characteristic spots in Tokyo. I am just grateful if you enjoyed learning various aspects of authentic history and traditional culture in off the beaten path places, as well as main tourists venues. I also enjoyed myself learning a lot from you through our conversation about many things in USA. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you very much again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

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