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True Nikko One-day Tour enjoying Lake Chuzenji and Toshogu Shrine

by Toru
(8) Reviews
11h $ 216


  • 1. Kegon waterfall
  • 2. Lake Chuzenji
  • 3. Nikko Toshogu Shrine
  • 4. Shinkyo bridge

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216.20 USD

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1 ~ 2 people 216.20 USD
3 ~ 5 people 235.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Nikko is blessed with natural beauty as well as historical and religious sites. Located in the distance of just two hours train-ride from Tokyo, it's a good place for one-day excursion. In this tour, you enjoy beautiful scenery around Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall and Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a World Cultural Heritage site.

What to Expect

Nikko is blessed with natural and artificial beauty. In this tour you can enjoy both of them in a day.

1. Natural beauty
Kegon waterfall and Lake Chuzenji are located on the foot of Mt. Nantai with 2,500 meters above the sea. The lake is 25 kilometers around and filled with pure water. A river that flows from the lake forms Kegon waterfall with a drop of 100 meters. Those three composes a magnificent view in this area and it will be a great memory for you in Japan.

2. Artificial beauty
Another attraction in Nikko is the artificial beauty of religious facilities. You'll be surprised to see those elaborate carvings that cover the buildings of Nikko Toshogu shrine built in the 17th century.

3. Other adventures
If you're interested in samurai or traveling with your children, it might be fun to visit Nikko Edo Wonderland, a theme park of Edo period. In this tour you'll visit Toshogu shrine in the morning and enjoy the park in the afternoon. Both areas are connected with free shuttle bus.

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  • 1. Kegon waterfall
  • 2. Lake Chuzenji
  • 3. Nikko Toshogu Shrine
  • 4. Shinkyo bridge


only available on week days

1. The tour is not available in winter (December~April) due to the severe weather in Nikko.
2. It takes about 50 minutes by bus from Nikko station to Lake Chuzenji area. In high season (summer and autumn), the road is very crowded with cars. If we can't go to the lake because of traffic jams or weathers , we visit other attractions in Nikko Toshogu area, such as Rinnoji temple, Taiyuin mausoleum, Futarasan shrine and Tamozawa Imperial villa.
3. If you have Japan Rail Pass, please let me know. You can use it to go to Nikko.
4. If you have any food restrictions such as vegetarians, macrobiotics, gluten free, please let me know in advance.
5.The tour is not covered with any travel insurances. I'd recommend that you buy your own travel insurance in case of any unexpected accidents, losses, or breaking other's properties. Of course, I'll do my best to keep you away from such risks.
6. Your request of this tour is accepted 4 days before the tour. read more

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pickup and drop-off
What‘s not included
transportation fee for you and guide(about 5,000 yen per adult, look at the questions below for details) , lunch fee for you and guide, attractions fee for you(Toshogu 1,300yen, Kegon fall 550yen) and guide(if necessary)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
11 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fare on the tour?

When we use Tobu line, the transportation fare is about 5,000 yen per person that includes the limited express fare and Nikko All Area Pass that you can get discounted transportation fare and free bus-ride. If you have JR pass, the transportation fare is about 2,300 yen for you and about 7,500 yen for a guide that includes Shinkansen and local bus fare.

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 ( 8 )
Igor Igor Canada ( Family )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ We had a great time with Toru ”

Toru took us from Tokyo on a tour of Nikko. He took care of all the logistics including subway and train tickets. Toru met us at our hotel described the details of the tour and then took us to an amazing Nikko. He guided us through great shrines and temples including great Toshogu shrine. Tory was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We had a great day and would recommend Tori to anyone looking for a friendly and knowledgeable guide.


Hi Igo, thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm pretty happy to know you seemed to enjoy the tour in Nikko. I'm afraid we didn't have time to visit Kegon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji this time. I hope we can next time. How is your trip going? Three of you are enjoying a journey in Kyoto. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions in this country. Thank you again.

Daniel Daniel Japan ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Amazing day in Tokyo ”

Toru is an excellent guide, very kind and knows Tokyo very well. He is very patient and will answer all your questions. I highly recommend it.


Hi Daniel, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and Elen. I hope your team will win the medals in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan!

Anne-Marie Anne-Marie United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Very nice tour of Hakone.


Hi Anne, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I'm pretty happy you seemed to enjoy the tour in Hakone. How is your trip going? I hope you and Ned are enjoying a journey in Japan. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions of this country with me.

Linda Linda Australia ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Day 1 of 4 ”

Fantastic day travelling around Tokyo like a local. Toru took us to places of interest to us. He is very interesting to talk to and very happy to discuss any subject of Japanese life and culture.


Hi, Linda. Thank you very much for your warm comments. Guiding for three days in Tokyo was very challenging and enjoyable for me. We have one more day and I'm looking forward to hearing your adventure story in Nagano.

Donna Donna Canada ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Great guide providing a wonderful experience ”

Toru provided a wonderful experience for my husband & I while in Tokyo. His English was excellent and easy to understand. He had a great knowledge of the sites visited as well as the history and culture of his country. Both in planning and during our trip, he was flexible and very prompt. He helped us to make the most of our short stay in Tokyo. He was a true gentleman in many ways and we truly enjoyed our time with him.


Hi Donna and Ken, Thank you very much for your kindly comments. I was also enjoyed guiding favored by the friendly couple and magnificent weather for two days. I hope you'll be back to your country with enjoyable memories in Japan. Next time, I'm waiting for you in Autumn! Thank you again, good-bye for now.

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