Nikko World Heritage sight one day

Art, Culture, & Historical

Rieko T.

4.91(33) reviews
English, Japanese (Native), French
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Do you know the saying "Never say kekko (wonderful) before you see Nikko"? The famous Toshogu Shrine is surrounded by a vast forest where you can feel nature and eligible man-made beauty at the time. You can enjoy this harmony of nature and gorgeous Toshogu Shrine one day.

Meeting Point

Tokyo/Asakusa/Shinjuku station

Toshogu Shrine: famous for its three wise monkeys and sleeping cat.

Rinnoji Temple: famous for its three large gold lacquered statues of Buddha and boddhisatva.

Ending Point

Nearby station in Tokyo

What to Expect

You can enjoy one of the world heritage sites in Nikko one day. Tokugawa Ieyasu is regarded as one of the most important people in Japanese history who made the foundation of Tokyo. If you know the history, you can enjoy more those eligible shrines and the temple.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guiding fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee for you and the guide, admission fees for yourselves.

From Asakusa to Tobu Nikko costs 5500 yen, round trip. If you have a JR pass, you can use it up to Nikko station. Please cover the transportation fee for guide, 10,000 yen. One day ticket for bus costs 500 yen. Covering lunch fee for guide would be preferable.

Pick-up or drop-off your hotel in Nikko requires transportation fees for guide (about 3200 yen from Tokyo to Nikko or other way around)

Important Information

The price includes only the guiding fee. Transportation fee and admission fees for you and the guide are required. Please contact me for more details.

If you have difficulties in walking or climbing stairs, have food restrictions, or any allergies, please let me know beforehand.

If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR yourself.

I will make arrangement only if you agree to pay locally.

Toshogu Shrine is built in a deep forest and has a lot of steep stairs. Please be aware that it is pretty hard to go up and down those steep staircases with strollers.

The staircases were made of stones and pretty slippery on a rainy day and just after a rain. Please come with walking shoes.

We need to remove shoes in the worship hall and adjacent building so please do not forget to put on socks or stockings. The floor of the shrine is cold.

In a high season, trains and traffics are busy and the tour may take longer.

If you need pick up and drop off at your hotel. It may take nine hours.

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



Kurt S.

May 26, 2023

A wonderful tour to Asakusa

Despite being a rainy day, Reiko gave us a fascinating tour of the Senso-ji Temple and explained the history and culture of Japan, and in particular of that part of Tokyo which was very informative. The food we had was excellent and we loved our side trip to Japanese Brooklyn were indulged in excellent locally made chocolate. We would highly recommend this tour and Reiko as a guide. Thank you Reiko.

Rieko T.

Thank you very much for your great review, Kurt san. You are so friendly and listened my explanation very carefully. It was really great seeing you and talking to you a lot. And I am very glad you liked my tour and Japanese Brooklyn. Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Rieko


Rafael R.

Mar 31, 2023

Extraordinary and experienced guide!

We just came back from a full day with Rieko. She is a knowledgeable and interesting tour guide. We visited every single place we were looking forward to, plus additional ones we surely might have missed without her. incredibly amazing experience!

Rieko T.

Rafael san, Thank you so much for your warm words. Today, we are so lucky and could spend relaxing time on a sunny day. I had a great time with you. Thanks a lot and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. P.S. Don’t miss Yuba and bamboo shoot in Kyoto and oysters in Hiroshima.


Norlito A.

Nov 29, 2022

Cool Rieko

Rieko was very cool. She was able to sense that we were all used up on the strenuous 3 days tokyo tour. She very patient waiting for the rest of family to catch up with the phase. She explained briefly the history and the transition of rulers in Japan in the Rikugien Gardens. The garden was picturesque just in time with the yellow, red and green autumn leaves. Lunch was great and have a quick kitkat all flavor buying. Rieko also guided us and wait till the skyliner take off from the ueno station to the Narita Airport. It was a very regarding 7 hours and definitely, enjoy again the company of GowithGuide tours in our next teip to Japan. Polite, well mannered and lots of patience on the tour guides will definitely make the visit pleasurable.

Rieko T.

Thank you so much for your great review. I am very glad that you and your family liked the tour and lunch. You were exactly just in time for autumn leaves. And I hope that I will meet you again in spring. I had a really good time with you and your lovely family. It is my pleasure to have you and share a memorable time in Japan. I am looking forward to see you soon. Thank you again and see you soon! Rieko


Paul K.

Nov 27, 2022

A nice walk of a nearby neighborhood

Azabu is close to our hotel, but we never spent time there. Interesting to see how the neighborhood homes, shops, restaurants and establishments all fit together within this area. Seeing tofu making and sampling the product was much appreciated.

Rieko T.

Paul san, Thank you for your warm review. I had a pleasant time with you. It was a great opportunity for me to get to know such active people like you, and I am very happy to let you know a piece of our everyday life that is not touristic. Hope I will see you again in Japan and explore another off the beaten path someday. Thank you again and stay safe. Rieko

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