Sculpture Wonderland in Nikko: Shinkyo Bridge, Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, & Taiyuin

Art, Culture, & Historical

Yoko T.

4.80(87) reviews
Japanese (Native), English
10 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures.

We will ride a Tobu express train for approximately two hours from the east side of Tokyo area to visit there and take time to appreciate them.

You can enjoy Yuba (tofu skin), which is one of the local specialities, buckwheat noodles or curry and rice etc. as lunch.

Meeting Point

At JR Nippori Station/ Asakusa Station/ Kitasenjyu Station (unless you choose the hotel meetup option)

Shinkyo Bridge ( You can cross the bridge, if you pay ¥300, Sr. High School Student ¥200, Jr. High & Elementary School Student ¥100)

Rinnoji Temple (Sanbutsudo&Daiyuin Set Ticket: Adult ¥900, Elementary School &Jr. High School Student ¥400)

Toushogu Shrine (Adult/Sr. High School Student ¥1300, Elementary&Jr. High School Student¥450)

Futarayama Shrine

Rinnoji Jougyodo

Taiyuin (Rinnoji Temple Set Ticket)

Option for early riser: Kanaya Samurai House (Adult¥550, Children under 12 years old ¥280)

Ending Point

At your hotel or the places you prefer to during the tour

What to Expect

We will visit the temples and shrines in Nikko. The sculptures are awesome.

Please take your time as you can take pictures as much as you can at the places allowed.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee, The guide's Admission fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fare (You and guide: From Asakusa to Tobu Nikko, round trip is approximately¥4320 for each adult/1760 yen for each child younger than 12 years old, if we can get there 15 minutes before our Limited Express and buy tickets at Asakusa)

meals, snacks, beverages,

Admission Fee (please check the highlights for the fee)

Important Information

It will be first booked, first served basis, but could you make inquiries before booking?

If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)

I could also guide KYOTO, HIMEJI etc. if you will cover my transportation fare round trip from Tokyo.

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

It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.

It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit.

Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.

Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.

If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.

We will walk a lot, so please wear walking shoes like sneakers.

There is no way of avoiding stairs. The accessibility of the World Heritage is very low.

Nikko is much colder than Tokyo, and we will be outdoors for quite a long time, so please prepare things to keep you warm.

The temples and shrines close at 17:00 from April 1, 16:00 from November 1.

Basically, there is only one Tobu Express for Nikko every hour, so I hope you will be punctual with the meeting time.

If you don't walk so much and you don't want to visit all the spots in the highlights, please feel free to send a message.

I will arrange the itinerary based on your requests.

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



Tom R.

Mar 16, 2023

First Timers

Tokyo is a wonderful city that is stunning from the old to the new. Yoko has this gift of being able to share her knowledge of this amazing city. We throughly enjoyed our time with her and would highly recommend her to everyone.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for writing a review so soon. It was such a delight to talk with you as soon as we met. I enjoyed hearing about your Califonian life and your amazing fishing trip at Alaska. I'm glad you enjoyed the sushi and tempera lunch too. There is so much to see that we couldn't cover Asakusa yesterday but I wish you can go on your own today. I hope you enjoy your rest of your stay and enjoy the rest of your trip, too. Thank you again for everything. Best wishes, Yoko


Mai N.

Mar 12, 2023

Tokyo first time trip with several highlights

We have had a good experience with Ms. Yoko San. We were able to see many places like East Imperial gardens – even though it was too early for flowers -, Asakusa, Ueno Park, Meiji-Shrine, and Ms. Yoko was very informative about the history of these places. One small improvement would be that she could slow down her pace when we are in a crowded environment, for example, when we moved around inside the subway or JR stations, because we can easily bump into other people unwillingly while trying to catch up with her pace, and it is possible to stumble when rushing down the stairs.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for your review, Mai san. Even there wasn' t Lotus flowers, I'm quite surprised that you write "it was too early for flowers" after taking so much pictures with the sakuras, the cherry blossoms. There were also many plum (Ume) blooming which you didn't pay attention to. At stairs, you cannot stop in the middle, so I stopped at the bottom or top at places where won't block others. I didn't rush you and I think I said "Take your time" over and over. I will let you walk ahead unless I'm trying to take pictures of you when we go to Mount Fuji area.


Thomas A.

Mar 12, 2023

Tokyo Tour

Yoko met us at our hotel and provided an excellent tour of Tokyo based on our interests. She covered all of Tokyo's highlights that we wanted to see, using public transportation. A very busy day and very rewarding. Yoko is an experienced guide, quite knowledgable, good ideas, suggestions and client focused and flexible. Highly recommended.

Yoko T.

Oh, wow, I really appreciate your kindness of writing an excellent review so soon. The weather was so nice and the cherry blossoms were welcoming you. I was lucky that both of you could walk so much. Please do stretching and take it easy tomorrow and let's explore more on Tuesday. I will be looking forward to talking with you and Mickey more then. Thank you again, Yoko


David B.

Mar 4, 2023

Unforgettable Tokyo Tour with Yoko3

Yoko was an absolutely incredible guide for our tour. Her knowledge of the area was unparalleled, and she was able to provide us with fascinating insights into the history and culture of the region. From the moment we met her, Yoko was warm and welcoming. She had a great sense of humor and made us feel right at home. Throughout the tour, she was always happy to answer any questions we had and to share her own experiences and stories. What really stood out about Yoko, though, was her passion for the area. It was clear that she genuinely loved the place and was deeply invested in sharing its beauty and history with others. Her enthusiasm was infectious, and it made the tour all the more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Yoko to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate guide. She made our tour truly unforgettable, and I know that we will always look back on our time with her with fondness and appreciation. Thank you, Yoko, for an amazing experience!

Yoko T.

Wow, thank you so much for writing a great review so soon. It is so sweet of you writing such an excellent review. I really enjoy meeting both of you and enjoying the spots and delicious authentic sushi with you. I hope all of the pictures I taken with the keyword "Sake" instead of "Cheese" were good shots. When you come back again the next time, let's visit Nikko together. I hope you can see wonderful Mount Fuji tomorrow. Thank you again and please enjoy the rest of your trip. Have fun!!

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