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Early Risers' Nikko Up-to-You Tour by JR-Tobu Express

Day Trip

Yoko T.

4.75
(69) reviews
Nikko
English, Japanese (Native)
11 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures.We will ride a JR-Tobu 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.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At JR Shinjuku Station/ Ikebukuro Station/Urawa Station (unless you choose the hotel meetup option)

Kegon Falls (Elevators: Adult ¥550, Elementary School Student ¥330) In November, I recommend Kirifuri Falls (Bus fare ¥600)

Shinkyo Bridge ( You can cross the bridge, if you pay ¥300, Sr. High School Student ¥200, Jr. High & Elementary School Student ¥100)

Rinnoji Temple (Sanbutsudo&Daiyuin Set Ticket: Adult ¥900, Elementary School &Jr. High School Student ¥400)

Toushogu Shrine (Adult/Sr. High School Student ¥1300, Elementary&Jr. High School Student¥450)

Futarayama Shrine

Rinnoji Jougyodo

Taiyuin (Rinnoji Temple Set Ticket)

Option: Kanaya Samurai House:1st Cottage for Westerners (Adult ¥550, Children under 12 years old ¥200)

Option: Kanmangafuchi Abyss

Ending Point

At your hotel or the places you prefer to during the tour

What to Expect

We will visit the temples and shrines in Nikko. The sculptures are awesome.

If you would like to visit Kegon Fall, we will visit except the Autumn Foliage Season (October and November).

Please take your time as you can take pictures as much as you can at the places allowed.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee, The guide's Admission fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fare

You and guide: From Tokyo to Tobu Nikko, round trip from Shinjuku/Ikebukuro is¥6680 each person/If you have JR passes it will cost 4000 yen for the Tobu part)

Using Shinkansen+Local Nikko Line Option is possible, but please cover my transportation fare 10300 yen in addition to the bus fare.

World Heritage Bus Pass ¥500 or if you'd like to include the Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji Bus Pass ¥2100

meals, snacks, beverages,

Admission Fee (please check the highlights for the fee)

Important Information

NO TOURS DURING YOUR 14 DAY QUARANTINE after your arrival. It will be first booked, first served basis, but could you make inquiries before booking? If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.) If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself. It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered. It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit. Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa. Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one. If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.

Please choose the places of your interest looking at the pictures.

Sometimes it is difficult to get seats on the bus to Lake Chuzenji (Kegon Falls), so smaller group is preferable.

If we miss the 7:30 Shinjuku 7:36 Ikebukuro Express, the next one is in three hours and we have to pay commission to have the reserved tickets paid back, so please be punctual.

We will walk a lot, so please wear walking shoes like sneakers. You will need to take off your shoes several times.

There is no way of avoiding stairs. The Accessibility of the World Heritage is extremely low.

Nikko is coldler than Tokyo.

The temples and shrines close at 16:00 from November 1.

If you don't walk so much and you don't want to visit all the spots in the highlights, please feel free to send a message.

I will arrange the itinerary based on your requests.

During November, there is a terrible traffic jam, which might take hours sometimes, even on weekdays.

Switch your other tours to weekends and try to make the Nikko tour on WEEKDAYS by all means.

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 will the total cost of the tour be?

Please look at the highlights and add them up yourself to get a ball-park figure, because it varies on the places you'd choose to visit and the number of people.

I'm just a tour guide, not a travel agent.

Reviews

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Sophie M.

Feb 24, 2020

Great day out

Great day out visiting Mount Fuji. Yoko was very helpful with the booking and anticipating all needs prior to the tour. On the day, Yoko met us at the lobby of our hotel and off we went to see Mt Fuji! Great day with the weather on our side. Yoko was very knowledgable, thank you for sharing your experience with us! I was traveling with my 7 year old son, we both really enjoy the day out and everything went smoothly. If you want a personalised tour, go for it, it makes a huge difference with no hassle, great learning experience, worth everything. Yoko is very flexible. Merci beaucoup Yoko!

Yoko T.

Ne de rien!! Thank you so much for such a great review, Sophie. The pleasure was mine that I could share the great view of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko. I enjoyed the conversation with you a lot about France, UK and yourself even the temperature difference seemed to be quite tough for Rye. I hope you and Rye remember how to do the origami of Kabuto, the samurai helmet. I will practice the frog based on the site you told me. I hope you're enjoying Kyoto and please enjoy the rest of your stay. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt!!

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Cheryl R.

Jan 17, 2020

Fabulous tour with Yoko!

Yoko was an excellent tour guide. She devised a tour with our interests as well as “must sees” as a newbie to Japan. Yoko is extremely organized and knowledgeable. Our time with her was well spent. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend Yoko for an enjoyable tour of Tokyo.

Yoko T.

Thank you for a wonderful review. I had a great day with both of you. When I see works of Yayoi Kusama, I will remember you and the wonderful conversations we had that day. Nikko is also an amazing place to visit for an art fan like you, so please come again. Thank you again!!

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Edward M.

Jan 13, 2020

Perfection

As stated in earlier review. Perfect guide for perfect trip

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for your review, Mr. McGuire. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you, Kelly, Kirsten and Jordan, Tokyo, Nikko and Lake Kawaguchiko. All of you were so intelligent, beautiful and so sweet, so I had a great time during the three days. I'll be looking forward to seeing you coming back with them or your other grandchildren. Please take care till then. Thank you again for the wonderful days!!

J

Jim B.

Jan 7, 2020

Japan Overview

We had a good day with Yoko exploring all aspects of our local surroundings as per an itinerary we had designed. The day was cold and eventually wet, but we continued through our itinerary despite the elements. It was a long day but we managed to see everything that we had set out to see and explore. Yoko was very knowledgeable and was able to provide the context details that made the journey more interesting.

Yoko T.

Thank you very much for your review. It was too bad it started to rain but we dropped by to get umbrellas even though some of you didn't like to use them. I hope you could find something interesting at Sekaido and enjoyed your stay in Japan. Sakura (Cherry blossoms) are very beautiful in Spring, so please come to see them in the future. Please take care!!

$316/ per group

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