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Nikko Tours

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Nikko Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

Sculpture Wonderland in Nikko: Shinkyo Bridge, Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, & Taiyuincover image

Sculpture Wonderland in Nikko: Shinkyo Bridge, Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, & Taiyuin

Nikko
10 hours

Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures. We will ride a Tobu express train for approximately two hours from the east side of Tokyo area to visit there and take time to appreciate them. You can enjoy Yuba (tofu skin), which is one of the local specialities, buckwheat noodles or curry and rice etc. as lunch.

FROM$248/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
4.86 / 5
(127 reviews)
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Nikko One-day Highlight Tour

Nikko
7 hours

Nikko is best known for its vast and rich nature as well as many famous sightseeing spots, including historical shrines and temples which are registered as World Heritage sites. As Nikko used to be the sacred land of mountain worship, many people visit the place for its distinctive mystical atmosphere.

FROM$440/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Makiko N.
Makiko N.
4.88 / 5
(90 reviews)
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Nikko World Heritage sight one day

Nikko
8 hours

Do you know the saying "Never say kekko (wonderful) before you see Nikko"? The famous Toshogu Shrine is surrounded by a vast forest where you can feel nature and eligible man-made beauty at the time. You can enjoy this harmony of nature and gorgeous Toshogu Shrine one day.

FROM$294/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Rieko T.
Rieko T.
4.90 / 5
(39 reviews)
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Nikko as enormous theme park of both nature and Edo culture

Nikko
11 hours 30 min

Nikko area is one of the greatest tour spot in Japan where you can see magnificent theme park created by nature. In parallel, it is also the theme park of Edo era (1603~1867) . This tour introduces several tour spots as Chuzenji lake, Kegon fall and Kanmangafuchi Abyss from nature theme park. and Edo wonderland as entertainment theme park.

FROM$378/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kashima H.
Kashima H.
4.63 / 5
(68 reviews)
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Nikko One Day Tour: Shogun's Legacy

Nikko
11 hours

This tour offers you an opportunity to appreciate incredible artisanship in majestic nature, which is a very unique experience to Nikko. We will visit Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, and Taiyuin to observe the magnificent architecture and marvelous sculptures. We will open our imagination to the Edo Period and speculate on what Shogun's legacy means to our present day.

FROM$336/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Junko Y.
Junko Y.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)

Nikko Highlights Tours

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Nikko walking tour (The world heritage site and hidden treasure spots) for JR pass holders

Nikko
8 hours

This tour is the most valuable guided tour in Nikko. I will meet you at JR Utsunomiya station and we'll go to JR Nikko on the Nikko Line. On the way to Nikko, you will be informed well enough about the area to understand the general history of Nikko. After arriving at JR Nikko station, we'll take the bus to Shinkyo (sacred bridge), then we'll walk to Rinouji temple (Sambutsudo Hall) which is currently not worth paying the admission fee to look inside due to the renovations taking place. Passing through Sambutsudo Hall we'll then head for the Toshogu shrine. We can see the 5 story pagoda, stone torii, famous carving of three monkeys, sleeping cat, Karamon gate, the worship hall, and so on. Unfortunately Yomeimon gate is under also renovation so the gate will be covered up. Then we'll go to Futarasan shrine and Taiyuin Mausoleum. We'll have a light lunch at Hayashiya noodle and rice bowl restaurant. After lunch we walk to Kammangafuchi abbey where there are 100 stone images of Jizo which are covered by moss. Finally we'll walk up the hill and reach Tamozawa Imperial villa memorial park. You can get a feeling of what the imperial family was like. Then we'll take the bus to JR Nikko station and back to your destination via JR Utsunomiya. I will say goodbye to you there. I strongly believe you will be satisfied with the contents of this tour. Hope you are good walkers!

FROM$209/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Jack M.
Jack M.
4.89 / 5
(62 reviews)
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Best Memories of Nikko

Nikko
10 hours

I will take you to Tosho-Gu Shrine and Rinno-Ji Temple in Nikko. Tosho-Gu was built about 400 years ago to worship Ieyasu Tokugawa who started Edo Period. It has just renovated as it was in early Edo period where you can see many beautiful buildings with carvings of animals such as the three monkeys and the sleeping cat. Rinno-Ji was established in 766 and combined with Tosho-Gu until 150 years ago. We will use a express train to Nikko and a bus there.

FROM$261/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.77 / 5
(347 reviews)
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Nikko World Heritage Tour

Nikko
10 hours

Nikko is a serene city in a national park north of Tokyo. Two-hour train ride takes you to Nikko. You visit Kegon Fall, Toshogu Shrine on UNESCO World Heritage list. Nikko is a must place to visit for travelers who are interested in Japanese history, architecture and nature. This is for JR Pass users, but a custom tour with Tobu Line is available. Please feel free to contact me.

FROM$391/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Eriko N.
Eriko N.
4.80 / 5
(30 reviews)
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Nikko (Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine)

Nikko
9 hours 30 min

Feel the atmosphere of Tokugawa Shogunate at the world heritage site! Rinnoji was established by Saint Shodo in the 8th century, and the beautiful Taiyuin mausoleum is located in the precincts of Rinnoji. Toshogu was built in the 17th century to worship Tokugawa Ieyasu. You can see the beautiful carvings of Yomeimon Gate, three wise monkeys, etc. Futarasan Shrine is famous for the benefit of good marriage and inviting good luck. The beautiful Shinkyo Bridge is a property of Futarasan Shrine.

FROM$279/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi S.
Hiroshi S.
4.90 / 5
(29 reviews)
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Your Own One Day Tour in Nikko

Nikko
9 hours

'It'll be my great pleasure to prepare a customized tour for you based on your specific interests and requests. I'll also be very flexible about the tour schedule so that you can really enjoy the tour.

FROM$261/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Shinichiro H.
Shinichiro H.
5.00 / 5
(10 reviews)

Nikko Day Trip Tours

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Exciting Nikko - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Nikko
10 hours

Nikko is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan. The Shrines and Temples in Nikko were designated as a world cultural heritage in 1999. In this tour, we will visit following sightseeing spots. - Shinkyo Bridge - Rinnoji Temple - Toshogu Shrine - Futarasan Shrine - Taiyuin Mausoleum My favorite part of this tour is Toshogu Shrine. It's Japan's most gorgeous shrine and worldly famous for its colourful and elaborate sculptures of plants and animals.

FROM$256/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hideaki M.
Hideaki M.
4.81 / 5
(47 reviews)
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Early Risers' Nikko Up-to-You Tour by Tobu Limited Express

Nikko
11 hours

Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures.We will ride a Tobu Limited Express train for approximately two hours from the west side of Tokyo area/Saitama to visit there and take time to appreciate them.You can enjoy Yuba (tofu skin), which is one of the local specialities, buckwheat noodles or curry and rice etc. as lunch.

FROM$254/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
4.86 / 5
(127 reviews)
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Kahoko's Excursion from Tokyo to Nikko

Nikko
10 hours 30 min

You can enjoy a rich nature of Nikko such as gorgeous Kegon waterfall , Lake Chuzenji or Sengokubara wild path. After local specialty lunch,you will visit World Heritage Sites, Nikko Toshogu. Stunning buildings established by Tokugawa shogunate, the most powerful ruler in Japanese history. Then, Rinnoji temple with over 1500-year history. Lastly, Futarasan shrne, a famous spiritual spot.

FROM$410/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kahoko K.
Kahoko K.
4.95 / 5
(288 reviews)
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Nikko World-Heritage Site in One Day using Train from Tokyo

Nikko
9 hours

Will take train from Shinjuku JR railway station or other station in the morning and stay in Nikko for five hours and come back to Shinjuku JR railway station in the evening. Even though Shinjuku is the most commonly used station because of the convenient train schedules to and from Nikko, any other JR or Metro stations instead of Shinjuku station can be chosen with an additonal hour or two.

FROM$447/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takano Y.
Takano Y.
4.97 / 5
(40 reviews)

Day Trips from Nikko

Nikko Tour Reviews

Shirris Y.

Shirris Y.

5 / 5
Apr 11, 2024

Nikko private customize tour with luxury van

Nikko
10 hours

Friendly drivers & enjoyable road trip

Booked 2 tours (Mount Fuji + Nikko) with 2 drivers. Prefer Mr Zhen (甄)as he's more jovial. Good explanation and shared with us his experience as a local Japanese. Will join his tour again.

An amazing tour with a great guide

We had a full day tour of Nikko with Hiroshi. He met us at our Tokyo hotel and helped us travel on the subway to our express train from Tokyo to Nikko. Nikko was an amazing place to visit and made more special by Hiroshi’s knowledge explaining all of the details of the places we were visiting. We plan to book another tour with Hiroshi on our next trip to Japan.

Michael D.

Thank you for your review of the tour to Nikko. I also had a great time with you. Nikko is a small town but the sacred place of Buddhism and Shinto. We could feel the atmosphere of both Buddhism and Shinto. Nikko is also famous for its beautiful nature, especially beautiful red and yellow leaves in autumn. I look forward to seeing you again in the beautiful season in Japan!

Great Tour with a caring Guide, Hiroshi!

Hiroshi was punctual, caring and knowledgeable about Nikko's shrines and temple. Hiroshi met us at our hotel, helped us navigate the train system and explained to us the history of Nikko during the Edo Period. We saw the "Sleeping Cat" and the "Three Monkeys" carvings. Excellent way to start our trip in Japan. Thank you Hiroshi!!

Suzanne W.

Thank you for the review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour to Nikko even though it rained a bit. We saw the Yomeimon Gate with many beautiful carvings, climbed 207 steps up to the grave of Tokugawa Ieyasu, and heard the roar of the dragon at Toshogu Shrine! We also visited Shinkyo the sacred bridge, Rinnoji Temple, Taiyuin Mausoleum, Futarasan Shrine, etc. I hope that our trip to Nikko will become a good memory of your trip to Japan! Thank you. Hiroshi

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Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Nikko. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Nikko, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.