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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Masaharu.
guide fee, hotel pick up
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.
-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. read more
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Masaharu was absolutely WONDERFUL as a tour guide for our first full day in Tokyo! :) He came right to our hotel and spent 7 full hours on the road with us; he helped us navigate the intimidating but very efficient subway system, and got us to many places within our time together! In all of places, he was extremely knowledgeable. Very kind, very knowledgable, and very accommodating; his English was great and he dealt with our decreased energy towards the end of the tour due to jetlag graciously. Don't hesitate to book, and if we are back to Tokyo again we will certainly request him! Arigato Gozaiomas Masaharu-san! :) Irfan, Jeewani, Jehan and Ifza; Newfoundland, Canada
Dear Irfan, Jeewani, Jehan and Ifza, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family around Tokyo. I am grateful to find know you really enjoyed visiting characteristic spots and also experiencing complicated subway systems. Please further have fun in touring around Japan for the rest of your holidays and bring good memory back to Newfoundland. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again for finding me and wishing you all the best! Masaharu