Private Nikko Tour

12 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

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

Masaharu N.
4.74 / 5
(66 reviews)

Meeting Point

At your hotel

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Rinnoji Temple Sanbutsuden & Taiyuden

Futarasan Shrine

Sacred Bridge

Akechidaira View Point

Lake Chuzenji

Ending Point

At your hotel

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 1500 yen per person.

Important Information

-Nikko can be very crowded in October with beautiful autumn color view seekers.

Therefore, you may be able to 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 a bus from Unesco World Cultural Heritage area up to Akechidaira view point and Lake Chuzenji area.

It would take 11-12 hours in total in return journey from center of Tokyo.

-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.

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



Jonathan H.

5 / 5
Aug 19, 2023

Great tour with a great guide!

Masaharu was a top notch tour guide for our day together in Tokyo. He knew the best spots and background of each site, including Tsukiji, Asakusa and much more. Our day was extremely hot and humid and he was very accommodating for our group, giving us time to rest and cool off when needed while still getting us to and from our multiple stops. You can't find a better guide. Thank you Masa!

Masaharu N.

Dear Jonathan, Thank you for your nice review and heart-warming words. It was my great pleasure sharing such a lovely time with you and your wonderful family around Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning a lot about your amazing way of life in US. I hope you will further have fun touring around Tokyo for the rest of days and bring good memories back home. Wishing you and your family all the best!


Tuyet N.

5 / 5
Mar 23, 2023

Excellent Guide

Thank you so much Masa-San for 2 wonderful days in Japan! Our family of 7 had great memories to visit Hakone and Tokyo the first time. We even learn and enjoy to navigate Metro and train in Tokyo. Masa-San help us to organize the trip 2 months before our visit. He is very dedicated to make sure all of my 5 children have a good time and enjoy best food in Japan. I highly recommend Masa-San and his tour. His English is excellent. Thank you very much. Tuyet Nguyen.

Masaharu N.

Dear Tuyet-san, Thank you for your nice review. It was such a wonderful time sharing with your lovely family for two days around Hakone and Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning a lot about your family history and culture. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing your family all the best! Masaharu


Moshe W.

5 / 5
Feb 5, 2023

one day city tour

I had one day in Tokyo, and best thing I did was to hire Masa to take me around. Don't bother to try to do this by yourself.

Masaharu N.

Hi Moshe-san, Thank you for your warm words and a nice review. It was my great pleasure helping you enjoy touring around Tokyo. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu


Abbey G.

5 / 5
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

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