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

11 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.


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

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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

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, admissions for you(Toshogu 1,300yen, Kegon fall 550yen) and guide(if necessary)


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

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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 (round trip) and Nikko 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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Reviews ( 12 )
4.8 (12) Reviews
Very Good
Anthony Anthony United States ( Family )
2 hours ago

“ Best Tokyo guide ”

Courteous, knowledgeable, friendly etc etc. only positive words to describe him:. We are here from New York and are seeing neighborhoods and attractions and Toru explains everything. Highly recommend!

Irene Irene Ireland ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day. ”

Excellent guide knowledgeable pleasant and lovely sense of humour. Has excellent English.would highly recommend him.. John and Irene


Hi Irene, thank you very much for your review and high rating on the tour. It’s my honor and a great motivation for future tours. I heard a news on your ship. I really wish the problem will be settled soon and your journey continues.

Linda Linda United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Yokohama cruiseport to Kamakura ”

We really enjoyed our day with Toru. His English is excellent as is his knowledge of history, religion, and culture. We also recommend touring Kamakura, as it had a totally different vibe from the big cities. Toru also found us a great little tempura restaurant for lunch. We appreciated him escorting us back to the ship. Highly recommend.


Hi Linda, thank you very much for your review. As you say, Kamakura is a lovely city to explore for one day in terms of Japanese history, religion, and food. I'm happy to learn you enjoyed them through the tour. I was impressed with your interests and knowledge about Japanese history and literature. I enjoyed very much spending with you for one day in Kamakura. Thank you again and please say hello to Scot.

Rose Rose United States ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ A day in Tokyo ”

Toru was a great tour leader. He’s very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and courteous. We spent the day enjoying Tokyo on public transportation. We traveled distances and visited sights through the eyes of a local. Lunch was enjoyed at a typical local spot serving traditional food. I highly recommend Toru.


Hi Rose, 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 your group. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the season of cherry blossoms and hope you enjoy the continuing journey.

Igor Igor Canada ( Family )
Very Good
6 months 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.

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