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Nikko (Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine)

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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.

Nikko Tour Guide - Hiroshi S.
Hiroshi S.
4.90 / 5
(30 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

Your hotel

08:00 AM

Your Hotel

Pick up at your hotel. Go to Nikko from Asakusa Station by Tobu Express.

10:30 AM

Tobu Nikko Station

Visit Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine. We will have lunch nerby.

Rinnoji Temple

Feel the atmosphere of Buddhism!

Rinnoji was established by Saint Shodo in the middle of the 8th century. There are no buildings named Rinnnoji. All the buildings related to Buddhsm in Nikko are collectively called Rinnoji.

At Rinnoji, based on the belief to mountains, they have worshipped three Buddhas. Thousand-armed Kannon (Kannon with thousand arms) representing Mt. Nantai, Amida Buddha representing Mt. Nyohou, and Kannon with a horse’s head representing Mt. Taro.

Taiyuin is a mausoleum which is located inside the precincts of Rinnnoji Temple, and famous for its beautiful gates. It enshrines the Tokugawa third Shogun Iemitsu.

Toshogu Shrine

Enjoy watching the beautiful carvings of Yomeimon Gate, three wise monkeys, sleeping cat, etc.

This shrine was built in 1617 to worship Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the ruler of Japan at the beginning of the 17th century. After the death of Tokugawa Ieyasu he was buried in Mt. Kuno in Shizuoka Prefecture, but his body was moved to Nikko in the next year according to his will to become a god to rule Kanto area.

You can see the big entrance gate called Yomeimon which has more than 500 beautiful carvings. You can also see the famous carvings of three wise monkeys, sleeping cat, etc.


Futarasan Shrine

Feel the soul of Shintoism, Japanese indigenous religion.

Futarasan Shrine was established in the middle of the 8th century by Saint Shodo. It worships Mt. Futara, another name is Mt Nantai, and has been gathering people's faith. This shrine is famous for the benefit of good marriage and inviting good luck.

The beautiful Shinkyo Bridge, which is the entrance of Mt. Nikko, is a property of Futarasan Shrine.


03:00 PM

Tobu Nikko Station

Go back to Tokyo by Tobu Express.

05:30 PM

Your Hotel

End of the tour.

Ending Point

Your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

1. Guide fee

2. Hotel pick-up

* Hotel pick-up is included if your hotel is located near a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line. If extra transportation fees are necessary for hotel pick-up, I will let you know.

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What‘s not included

1. Transportation fee (you and your guide):About 8,000 yen/adult including the express fee of Tobu line

2. Admission fee (you and your guide): About 2,500 yen/adult

3. Lunch (you and your guide)

4. Beverages (beer, juice, etc.)

Tour Important Information

It takes about 2 hours from Asakusa Station to Nikko Station by Tobu express train.


*** FAQ ***

(Q1) Can I use the Shinkansen bullet train to get to Nikko instead of Tobu express?

(A1) Yes, you can. But you need about 6000 yen more for transportation.


(Q2) Can I visit Kegon waterfall in addition to the above shrines and temple?

(A2)Yes, you can. But you need extra 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Nikko Tour Reviews

Hakone Tour!

Hiroshi-san has been really helpful from the get go. He is really knowledgable about the area, and have a lot of suggestions on how to make the day of the trip flow better. He helps in planning the trip, and made sure that the day of the trip progressing smoothly! Would recommend Hiroshi-san to anyone who comes to Hakone!

Laura A.

Thank you for your review to the tour in Hakone. I am very happy to hear our tour was enjoyable. We ate black eggs at Owakudani. I am sure we got a life expectancy of seven more years:-) In addition to Hakone, I can guide you in Nikko, Yokohama, Kamakura, central Tokyo, and so on. I would be very happy to meet you again somewhere other than Hakone!

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!

Amazing Tour of the Natural Wonders of Hakone

Hiroshi met us at our hotel, helped us navigate our trip from Tokyo to Hakone station and showed us multiple sights in Hakone-machi. We took the cable car up to see the natural beauty of Owakudani volcanic valley and the Ropeway to view Mt. Fuji and eat Black Eggs. We enjoyed the pirate ship on Lake Ashi and the lakeside torii gate and shrine. Hiroshi was very kind and gave us a great full day tour.

Suzanne W.

Thank you very much for your review of the Hakone tour. Hakone was very crowded since it was Saturday. But I am happy to hear you enjoyed natural beauty in Hakone. We saw very beautiful Mt. Fuji, ate Black Eggs, and enjoyed the boat cruise on Lake Ashi. I believe that both of you have increased your life expectancy by more than 10 years because you ate one and a half Black Eggs! I look forward to seeing you again in Japan in the future. Thank you. Hitoshi

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