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Best Memories of Nikko

Highlights

Yuki K.

4.73(281) reviews
Nikko
English
10 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

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.

Meeting Point

At your hotel

08:30 AM

At your hotel

Pick up at your hotel near the reception and take public transportations to Kitasenju station

09:30 AM

9:42-11:16 From Tokyo to Nikko

We will take an express train from Kitasenju station to Tobu Nikko station (about 3,000 JPY per adult)

11:30 AM

11:30-12:00 From Tobu Nikko station to Taiyu-In

We will buy a day pass and take a bus. (pass: 500 JPY per adult)

12:00 PM

12:00-12:30 Taiyu-In of Rinno-Ji Temple

Taiyu-In of Rinno-Ji Temple; The temple for Iemitsu Tokugawa, who was the third Shogun. (Admission: 550 JPY per adult)

01:00 PM

13:00-13:30 The main hall of Rinno-Ji Temple

The main hall of Rinno-Ji Temple; Rinno-Ji was the original Temple of Nikko established during 8th century with three golden statues of Buddha. (Admission: 400 JPY per adult)

01:30 PM

13:30-14:00 Lunch

Lunch; You can choose from Soba noodle, Tempura, and Yuba lunch. (about 1,500 JPY)

02:00 PM

14:00-15:00 Tosho-Gu Shrine

Tosho-Gu Shrine; The main shrine for Ieyasu Tokugawa, who started Edo Period about 400 years ago. (Admission: 1,600 JPY per adult)

03:30 PM

15:30-16:00 Shinkyo Bridge

Shinkyo Bridge; A traditional bridge built to explore Nikko in 8th century. (Admission optional: 300 JPY per adult)

04:30 PM

16:39-18:36 From Nikko to Tokyo

We will take an express train to Shinjuku. (Ticket: 2,800 JPY per adult)

07:00 PM

At your hotel

Return to your hotel by public transportations

Ending Point

At your hotel

What to Expect

1. Memorable Tour; I can show you around the most memorable places in Nikko based on my experience.

2. Easier to Go; I will choose the most efficient and comfortable transportation, so you don't have to be bothered by how to visit them efficiently within a day.

3. Flexible Plan; My tour is very flexible with time according to your interest.

4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is a very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (about 6,500 JPY per adult for you and guide)

Lunch (about 1,500 JPY per person for you and guide)

Entrance fees (Rinno-Ji Temple: 900 JPY per adult, Tosho-Gu Shrine: 1,300 JPY per adult for you)

Important Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has been closed to foreign travelers since March, 2020. This restriction has been eased since October 11th, 2022 but you still need to vaccinated three and more times or have a certificate of COVID-19 negative . Please ask me the availability of the tour before you book it. I was vaccinated four times with the Pfizer one.



Not available on Mondays.

This tour does not cover Kegon waterfall, and Lake Chuzen-Ji. I can offer you a two day tour to cover these places.

We use public transportations in this tour.

- The tour guide is not available on Monday.

- Please, send a direct message to the tour guide for confirming the availability before booking

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the cost other than the guiding fee?

We will use public transportations, the cost will be about 9,450 JPY as indicated in highlights of the tour.

Can we use major credit cards for payments?

You can use major credit cards in most of the places.

Can we use JR with JR pass?

No, you can't as we use Tobu train which is not covered by JR Pass.

Should we book the express train?

I will book the express train for you but please make the payment at the ticket counter on the tour day. They will take major credit cards.

Can you take us to Kegon waterfall and Lake Chuzenji?

We don't have enough time to cover these places in a day tour. I can offer you a two day tour to cover these places, on the second day.

Reviews

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Paul K.

Nov 27, 2022

An enjoyable afternoon walk in Tokyo

This was a great way to spend the afternoon in Tokyo with a tour of the Imperial Palace Garden with a history lesson. We would happily do this again. Thank you Yuki.

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Viraj P.

Nov 27, 2022

Tokyo 4 hr tour

If you want to cover off the beaten path and hidden gems of Tokyo, Yuki is your man. He also took us to his local favorite restaurant for ramen in Tokyo and it was awesome. We loved both ours tours with Yuki. Thank you again.

Yuki K.

Dear Viraj, Thank you for your review. I guess you have arrived Osaka without trouble with your wife. The weather was not so stable during the tour and we have to be flexible to make the best use of your time in Tokyo. Best regards, Yuki

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Viraj P.

Nov 27, 2022

Tokyo 7hr tour

Yuki, was absolutely perfect for our Tokyo tour. He’s really intricate knowledge of the city. We visited so may places in half a day. We liked him so much we booked him for another half day the next day.

Yuki K.

Dear Viraj, We visited Tsukiji fish market and Imperial Palace on the day. It was my pleasure to help you to travel Japan such as activating JR Pass, showing the gate for the Shinkansen. I sincerely hope you and your wife will enjoy traveling Japan after waiting three years due to COVID-19 pandemic. Yuki

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Jeff W.

Nov 24, 2022

Yuki is the best

Yuki was the best. I was running late due to immigration and customs but Yuki was very patient and professional waiting for me. He provided me excellent knowledge of the area and places we visited. Yuki went the extra mile to make sure everything was great during the entire tour. Will use him again next time I visit.

Yuki K.

Dear Jeff, Everything is good that ends well. I had almost given up when you appeared at the airport. I enjoyed touring around Tokyo with you. It will be a good lesson for me. Thank you for writing the review so soon. Yuki

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