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Private Nikko Tour


Masaharu N.

4.73(63) reviews
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

This tour is featuring exciting visits to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage properties in Nikko. Nikko used to be serene mountain worshippers' trainning place in the ancient period until Tokugawa government built Nikko Toshogu Shrine for Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder of Tokugawa government.

Meeting Point

Nikko Station(Tobu railway or JR) or JR Utsunomiya Station

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Rinnoji Temple Sanbutsuden & Taiyuden

Futarasan Shrine

Sacred Bridge

Akechidaira View Point

Lake Chuzenji

Ending Point

Nikko Station(Tobu railway or JR) or JR Utsunomiya Station

What to Expect

-You can enjoy viewing traditional and artistic Gongenzukuri architectures such as Toshogu Shrine Yomeimon gate with a lot of beautiful gravings.

-You can fully understand authentic history and culture of Edo period.

-You can enjoy natural beauty in each season.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick up

What‘s not included

transportation fee of tourists and guide, meals fee, entrance fee.

-Transportation fee per person would be about 6000 yen from main station in Tokyo to Nikko station.

You are kindly requested to pay it for the guide.

If you take JR Bullet trains, it would cost about 12000 Yen per person in total for return journey.

-A Day Bus Pass fee per person cost 500 yen for World Heritage Sightseeing Pass, 2000 yen for Chuzenji Onsen Pass, 2600 yen for Senjogahara Pass.

-Entrance fee to Nikko Toshogu Shrine is 1300 yen per person, Rinnoji Sanbutsudo & Taiyuden is 900 yen.

-Lunch fee would be about 1200-1500 yen per person.

Important Information

-Nikko is very crowded in October due to beautiful autumn colour view.

So, you can only see Unesco World Cultural Heritage area covering Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Futarasan Shrine and Sacred bridge in peek season.

-In other seasons, you can take bus from Unesco World Cultural Heritage area to Akechidaira view point and Lake Chuzenji area. If you want to take boat journey in Lake Chuzenji, it would totally take 7-8 hours in Nikko. It would take 11-12 hours from center of Tokyo in return journey.

-There are two methods of going to Nikko. Tobu Super express train service departing Asakusa is more frequent and convenient than JR service from Tokyo or Ueno through Utsunomiya. But if you have JR Pass, it is more economical to use JR bullet train to Utsunomiya and change to local train for Nikko.

-Best meeting point to save time is Nikko station.

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



Abbey G.

Jan 7, 2020

Amazing experience!

Fantastic day with Masaharu. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Hakone and everything we were seeing. We had such a great day and learned a lot about the area and Japanese culture. He was also very helpful in accommodating dietary requests.

Masaharu N.

Dear Abbey, Thank you for your nice review and warm message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you and your friend around Hakone and also learning a lot about your local topics in Melbourne. Please further enjoy your journey around various spots in Japan. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu


Walter R.

Nov 3, 2019

Grate 1 day Tokyo tour

We hade a great tour with Masa. He provided our 4 person group with such fun and interesting tour. Got to see of some of the highlights of Tokyo. With lots of interesting stories to make visiting those sites so much more meaningful. It's to bad it rained we would have loved to see more of the outdoor sights he had planned for us. He also had a great way to quickly summarize the Japanese people philosophy of Shinto and Buddhism. This gave us a more in depth understanding of the Japanese culture and it's people. My Gluten Free meal - he was very helpful helping me navigate through the manu and explaining to our waitress my diatery restriction. We truly appreciate his calm demeanor and his expertise. Wished we'd had more time, would of enjoyed having him to show us to more of Tokyo.

Masaharu N.

Dear Walter, Thank you very much for your warm and encouraging words. It was my pleasure sharing such a wonderful time around Tokyo with your group. I have also enjoyed learning a lot about interesting issues on USA. I hope you will further have fun around various areas in Japan and bring nice memory back home. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanks again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu


Monique W.

Oct 2, 2019

Great Introduction to the city

Masahura was wonderful. He is a very thoughtful man and went to great length to explain the history and customs, religion and culture of Japan. He happily took us where we wanted to go for a customized tour (as we will be seeing some of the sights on our final cruise day) We were a group of four and Masaharu was happy and able to answer all of our questions. He also explained the Tokyo subway system to us, by the end of the day we were comfortable navigating ourselves around it.

Masaharu N.

Dear Monique, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you, your husband and your friends, and helping you deepen insights of Tokyo. Please further enjoy cruising around Japan and bring good memory back to Calgary. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu


Brannon M.

Aug 4, 2019

Hakone day trip

Masa did an excellent job with route planning. He was prompt and introduced us to a beautiful local resort area. We learned some of the history of the area and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon with a respectful and quiet guide.

Masaharu N.

Dear Brannon, Thank you for nice review. I enjoyed sharing wonderful time with your family around Hakone. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

$306/ per group