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Nikko World-Heritage Site in One Day using Train from Tokyo

Takano Y.

5.00(17) reviews
Nikko
English
9 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 2 people

Will take train from Shinjuku JR railway station in the morning and stay in Nikko for four hours and come back to Shinjuku station in the evening.

Even though Shinjuku is the most commonly used station because of the convenient train schedules to and from Nikko, any other JR or Metro stations can be chosen.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

Nikko Toshogu Shrine (55 architectures, 8 national treasures including Yomei-mon Gate & Main Hall)

Japanese countryside view including rice paddy field from train window

Narabi Jizo (row of 70 stone statues of Jizo Bodhisattva who is protector of those journeying through the physical and spiritual realms)

Kegon Waterfall (if you leave early in the morning from Tokyo, you may be abel to visit this 97 meter waterfall as well)

Ending Point

Shinjuku Station

What to Expect

The Nikko Toshogu Shrine was designed to accommodate large numbers of worshippers while at the same time exulting and commemorating the deity, and stressing timelessness. A unified style pervades all the architecture utilizing many buildings and decorative techniques, including lacquering, brightly colored painting, and decorative metal fittings. Even though some minor works are still on-going, major portion of recent renovation project which begun in 2007 was finished recently. Now is the best time to see the restored lacquer, paint, and decorative metal fittings in their original vibrant colors.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee for 9 hours, hotel pick-up in Shinjuku area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, tea , entrance fee for Toshogu Shrine (1,300 yen per person. guide is free)

Important Information

Born and raised in Niigata prefecture, visit my mother and sister who live in Niigata city every month from Tokyo. Niigata has lots of attractions for tourists, including Yahiko Shrine/suspension cable car ride to the top of Mt. Yahiko, Northern Culture Museum where you can see the richest farmer's residence and garden, sake breweries with free sake tasting, castle towns like Shibata city or Murakami city, winter ski resorts with four meters of snow, delicious local sea food from Sea of Japan or from Sado Island/ fruits and brown edamame. It takes only two hours by Shinkansen train to reach Niigata from Tokyo. Niigata prefecture and Niigata city each has a population of 2.3 Million and 0.8 Million, good sizes but much smaller than Tokyo, the biggest city area in the world. By experiencing both Tokyo on the Pacific Ocean side and Niigata on the Sea of Japan side, you can taste both modern gigantic city life/culture and traditional city/rural life/culture in Japan. In addition to Greater Tokyo Area where I live, I will be happy to be your guide in any cities/areas on the Sea of Japan side as well. My tour destinations outside Greater Tokyo area include Niigata-city, Nagaoka -city, Itoigawa-city, Sado island, Nagano city, Snow Resorts in Niigata and Nagano mountain areas, Yamagata city, Tsuruoka city, Sakata city, Kanazawa city, Oono city, Echizen city, Tsuruga city, Fukui city, Gokayama and Shirakawago which are World Heritage sites famous for Gassho-zukuri and Kyoto/Nara.

Roud trip train ticket costs around 8,000 yen per person from Shinjuku. Even though we can walk, if we use bus between Nikko railway station and the Shrine, additional 500 yen per person.

Nikko is 634 meters above sea level and temperature is cooler than in Tokyo.

The tour involves walking on slopes and stairs. Highly recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes.

It is best to visit Nikko on weekdays, especially during autumn color season.

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 is the Train Tiucket per person?

Roud trip ticket costs around 8,000 yen per person. Even though we can walk, if we use bus between Nikko railway station and the Shrine, additional 500 yen per person.

Reviews

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Kate D.

Dec 23, 2019

Wonderful day

Thank you Yoshi san for your expertise in guiding us. Without your local knowledge we would not have enjoyed our day out as much and would have never known about the local places to visit and eat. The little place in Ginza we are at lunchtime was amazing. It was spectacular tempura. Our walk through Kagarusaka and the geisha district was fascinating and the Tsukiji Fish Market would so much better with you as our guide. We learnt so much and would hesitate to recommend Yoshi san. Thank you

Takano Y.

It was a fun to walk and chat with you Kate san, Paula san, Zoe san and Sack san as it reminded me of the days when my children were about the same ages as yours. I hope you and your family will be met with sufficient amount of snow in your ski-resort in Jyo-shinetsu area next ten days.

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Pierre S.

Oct 29, 2019

Great Day with a great tour guide.

Takano has has been able to flexibly organize our tour last minute around weather and transportation constraints and even arrange for the first snow on top of Mount Fuji!

Takano Y.

I did also enjoyed the view of snow-covered Mt.Fuji from the top of Mt.Takao with you and your family from Europe. Please enjoy autumn in Japan.

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Dionne A.

Oct 29, 2019

Very knowledgeable on sake making and visited authentic places!

Very knowledgeable on sake making and arranged visit to authentic places. Thank you!

Takano Y.

Thank you for visiting local 180-year old soy source and miso brewery owned/operated by my junior-high & high scool classmate in Settaya district of Nagaoka city. I am sure that you and your friend have become two of the most knowledgeable Singaporean women in fermentation products of Japan. Will send you photos later.

Harry F.

Oct 18, 2019

Takano was the best!

The half day we spent with Yoshiro Takano was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. He listened to what was most important to us and accommodated our needs. He even guided us on how to use the train system. We were extremely pleased that we had him for a guide. I would definitely recommend booking with him.

Takano Y.

I also enjoyed talking with Harry san and Charlene san. I am sure that your grandchildren are very happy with the souvenirs both of you have carefully chosen at Akagi Shrine in Kagurazaka.

$276/ per group