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.
Tobu or JR Nikko station
Tamozawa Imperial Villa
Tobu or JR Nikko station
You can enjoy the great harmony of historical sites and rich nature in Nikko.
You can choose Kegon waterfall or Tamozawa Imperial Villa or Kanmangafuchi Abbys besides Toshogu Shrine, Rinoji Temple and Futarasan Shrine. I will make an itinerary according to your interest.
transportation fee (return ticket) from Tokyo to Nikko (you and guide, about 7,500 yen ~ 11,000 yen per person, depends on which train we take, JR or Tobu), transportation fee in Nikko (bus, taxi), entrance fee (you and guide, I am free of charge for most places as I am a licenced guide), meal (you and guide) - at your expense
Please send a message before booking.
I can meet you in Tokyo (your hotel or stations) and accompany you to Tokyo (your hotel or stations) if you would like (extra charges would be applied).
If you would like to use a private car I can arrange a car with a driver at a reasonable price. Please inquire the details.
Nikko is famous for beautiful autumnal leaves, so it can be very crowded in October and November. We should avoid visiting on weekends around that period if possible. We may have to skip some places if the traffic is very heavy.
We had a fantastic two days with Makiko - she was so efficient and helpful and informative. We will definitely recommend her to everyone who plans to travel to Japan. Having a wonderful guide made all the difference to our visit. Tokyo is a special place and Makiko was the icing on the cake!!
The day after arriving in Japan we arranged to have a tour of Kamakura and the following day a half day tour of Tokyo. Both of these were with Makiko. Makiko was recommended to us. We found her to be very pleasant to spend time with. She is knowledgeable with regards to the sites we visited but also on the broader aspects of Japanese culture. She was accomodating to our particular needs. We visited some temples and shrines which were enhanced by the information provided by Makiko. We particularly enjoyed the soba noodle restaurant Makiko took us to. We arranged these tours as an introduction to our 2 weeks in Japan. We are now on our own to make the most of our holiday. Makiko has offered for us to sms if we have any further questions which crop up during our visit. I think this is over and above her commitment to us. I would very much recommend Makiko to guide others wishing to enhance their experience of Japan.
Makiko was one of our best guides in Japan. Her English is excellent and she is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.
We had two half days with Makiko. She was very professional, friendly and helpful. None of our requests were too much. Great thanks