Nikko Tour #2: Visiting Waterfalls

Nature & Outdoor

Michiko S.

4.63(35) reviews
5.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 3 people

Nikko is famous for its refreshing summer foliage and colorful autumn leaves. Let's enjoy the magnificent scenery of Nikko Falls, by going down to the bottom of each falls and get the closest views. After this tour, you can sit back and relax at a classic boathouse by Lake Chuzenji, enjoy a hot spring , take World Heritage tour or go directly back to Tokyo.


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Meeting Point

Tobu Nikko station

The Kegon Falls: The river drops 318 ft straight down from a cliff,churning up a ceaseless roar at the base. There are twelve small waterfalls in the middle part of the cliff.They make the waterfall much more beautiful.

The Ryuzu Falls: It flows down as long as 689 ft over the lava stone terrace. Ryuzu means

The Kodaki Falls: Kodaki means small waterfalls but it attracts visitors with its dazzling white flow.

The Yudaki Falls: You can get a stunning view of this fall from the waterfall basin or a nearby bridge.

Ending Point

Tobu Nikko station

What to Expect

You feel refreshed in the forest of mountainous area, viewing the beautiful waterfalls.

This area is more than around 1200 meters above sea level and much cooler than Tokyo.

You have delicious lunch at a lakeside coffeehouse, at a famous resort hotel or you have your own lunch at a classic boathouse viewing Lake Chuzenji.

After lunch, you have five options.

#1) to just sit back and relax at the boathouse for half an hour

#2) to enjoy a hot spring around here

#3) to take an World Heritage Tour (1.5 hours-¥3000)

#4) to go back to Tokyo early (You can arrive Tokyo at around 4:30 P.M.)

#5) to visit traditional Japanese places such as the Imperial Villa or an old Samurai House

Please contact me for the details.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, transportation fee for your guide

What‘s not included

bus fare for each guest: ¥3000

elevator for each guest: ¥550

food and drink

About lunch: There is a good coffee house (closed on Wednesdays and thursdays) and a hotel by Lake Chuzenji. But you can take your own lunch and have it at the classic boathouse, enjoying the views of the lake.

After this tour:

To enjoy a hot spring around here.

To take "World Heritage Site tour (1.5 hours)"

To take "Tour of traditional Japanese places (1.5 hours)" including the Imperial Villa in Nikko

Please contact me for details.

Important Information

* I'm afraid I cannot guide my guests until the eradication of COVID-19 in Japan. I’m looking forward to helping you make your dreams come true in your sightseeing tours in beautiful Japan. * I can't work as a guide after 5 p.m. * I can't guide solo male guest or a group of all male members. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

After this tour, you have many options including taking the tour of the World Heritage Site (1.5 hours), taking Onsen (hot spring) and so on. Please contact me for details.

We might not see some of falls when dense fogs develop. You can hear the roar of the falls and get the spray from the waterfalls, though.

We mainly use buses and when it is bad weather we don't walk down to the bottomof the falls.

We usually stroll around each falls from 15 minutes to 50 minutes. If you prefer not to walk, please let me know. I'll minimize the walking time.

I'm happy to tell you how to get to Nikko and how to get back to Tokyo.

If you'd like to start and end this tour at your hotel in Tokyo, it's possible.

Please contact me about that.

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


Dorothy S.

Feb 19, 2020

A Wonderful Experience!

We spent two days with Michiko in Kamakura and Nikko. She did a fantastic job of organizing our time and sharing her knowledge and love of these beautiful places! It was a pleasure to work with Michiko.

Michiko S.

Thank you for your kind review. I was impressed by your excellent empathy skills being based on your attitude trying to see things from a different perspective. I believe people like you make the world peace!


Narendra G.

Feb 9, 2020

Very Efficient and Friendly

Michiko met us promptly at the start of our tour and showed the schedule and said she is very flexible and can move things around. This actually happened because of bad weather conditions and with our approval, she suggested changes that reversed the morning itinerary with the evening. It was a long and busy day and crammed with activities as per my suggestions and Michiko kept us on track and allowed a lot of time for us to enjoy each site. Though English is not her native language, we were able to communicate with her fairly effectively. I would definitely use her services the next time I am in Japan.

Michiko S.

Thank you for your kind words! They encouraged me a lot. I’ve not been confident in my English. However, I’m a nationally licensed English tour guide and medical interpreter with a certificate of the highest grade in the English proficiency test. Come to think of it, I have no time to despair. I’ll continue practicing English everyday slow but sure to help my guests make their dreams come true. Again, thank you for your kindness!


Somsri C.

Jan 16, 2020

A wonderful

Michiko is a heart warming person. She is very attentive , kind and generous. She took us to all the places we requested. She is fun and knowledgeable. We were happy to have her as our guide.

Michiko S.

Thank you for your review. It’s encouraged me a lot to carry out nice tours for future guests. I’m on the Shinkansen to go back home from the final route check in Hakone (near Mt. Fuji) for the tour expected the next week. Hakone has an amazing “onsen”, hot springs. Let’s go there next time!


Veronica L.

Jan 3, 2020

Tries hard

Michiko tries very hard and does her homework to prepare for her tours. Her lunch suggestions were really great and we appreciated that very much.

Michiko S.

Thank you for your review, Veronica. It will be my great motivation for future tours! I always do my best for my guests. I hope you all have refreshed yourselves at the magnificent views of waterfalls and architecture in Nikko and a sea breeze in a Japan’s old capital, Kamakura.

$126/ per group

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