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True Nikko Private Tour enjoying three must-see spots

11 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Nikko is a popular destination of one-day trip from Tokyo because of its abundant natural beauty and religious spots designated World Cultural Heritage Site. In this tour, we'll visit "three must-see spots" in Nikko : Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls, and Nikko Toshogu Shrine. You'll enjoy cruising around the lake for an hour viewing beautiful landscape surrounding the lake. And then we visit Toshogu Shrine which tell us Nikko's rich history as a sacred religious site.


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  • 08:00 AM


    pick up at the lobby of your hotel. The meeting time might become earlier according to your hotel's location.

  • 09:00 AM

    Tobu Asakusa station

    take Tobu Railway's limited express to Nikko. It's about two hours train-ride and you can enjoy local scenery from the train window.

  • 11:00 AM

    Tobu Nikko station

    take a local bus to Lake Chuzenji located 1,300 meters high. It takes about 50 minutes.

  • 12:00 PM

    Kegon Waterfall

    One of the most popular waterfalls in Japan with its beauty and scale. The water comes out of Lake Chuzenji.

  • 12:30 PM

    Cruising in Lake Chuzenji

    It's a scenic lake with 25km around located in the foot of Mt. Nantai. The lake was formed 20,000 years ago by the eruption of the mountain. You can enjoy cruising for an hour viewing beautiful scenery surrounding the lake.

  • 13:30 PM


  • 15:00 PM

    Nikko Toshogu Shrine

    It's a Shinto shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of Tokugawa feudal government in the early 17th century. He is one of the greatest samurai heroes in the Japanese history. The buildings decorated with gorgeous and elaborate carvings and sculptures are very impressive.

  • 17:30 PM

    Tobu Nikko station

    go back to Tokyo by Tobu limited express.

  • 19:30 PM

    Tobu Asakusa station

  • 20:00 PM


    drop-off at your hotel.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo. If your accommodation is far away from a station or located in a place difficult to find, the meeting place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or the other appropriate spot.
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo. If your accommodation is far away from a station or located in a place difficult to find, the break-up place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or the other appropriate spot.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pickup and drop-off

What‘s not included

transportation fare for you and guide(about 7,000 yen per adult), admissions for you (Toshogu 1,300yen), lunch fee for you and guide(about 2,500 yen per adult)


1. Note : (1)The tour is available during the period of mid-April to November when pleasure boats in Lake Chuzenji are in operation. (2) In autumn, the road connecting Nikko station and Lake Chuzenji area is very crowded with tourist's cars. If we can't go to the lake because of traffic jams or weather conditions, we visit other attractions in Nikko Toshogu area such as Rinnoji temple, Taiyuin mausoleum, Futarasan shrine and Tamozawa Imperial villa. (3) You're recommended to plan the tour on a week day as much as possible because it's less crowded than on weekend or holidays.
2. If you have Japan Rail Pass, please let me know. You may be able to use it to go to Nikko.
3. If you have anything you don't eat, please let me know in advance.
4.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.
5. Your request of this tour is accepted 4 days before the tour. read more

Cancellation Policy

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fare on the tour?

We usually use Tobu Railway with a reason to convenience : no need to change the train. The transportation fare is about 7,000 yen per adult that includes the limited express fare (round trip) and "Nikko Pass all area" that offers discounted train tickets and free transportation in Nikko.

If you have JR pass, the transportation fare is about 4,000 yen for you that includes bus and cruising fare and about 9,000 yen for a guide that includes Shinkansen, bus and cruising fare. In this case, we need to transfer to a local train on the way and the time required is almost the same as Tobu Railway, about an hour and 50 minutes.

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 GoWithGuide.

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 )
11 months 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!


Hi Anthony and Maria, thank you very much for your warm comments and high rating on the tour. It's my great honor and inspiration for a next guide. Although the consecutive 6 days tour was challenging for me, I could enjoy guiding thanks to your cooperation. I also admired your lovely children. Please be careful for flue after you get back to NY. Looking forward to seeing you again without worrying about the virus.

Irene Irene Ireland ( Couple )
11 months 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 )
1 year 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 )
1 year 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
1 year 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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