Nikko is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan. The Shrines and Temples in Nikko were designated as a world cultural heritage in 1999.
In this tour, we will visit following sightseeing spots.
- Shinkyo Bridge
- Rinnoji Temple
- Toshogu Shrine
- Futarasan Shrine
- Taiyuin Mausoleum
My favorite part of this tour is Toshogu Shrine. It's Japan's most gorgeous shrine and worldly famous for its colourful and elaborate sculptures of plants and animals.
At your hotel in Tokyo
Meet at your Hotel and move to Nikko by train and bus for about 2.5 hours.
One of the most popular photo spots in Nikko.
It has more than 1,200 years history. Three golden Buddha are must-see.
Japan's most gorgeous shrine and worldly famous for its colorful and elaborate sculptures of plants, animals and imaginary creatures.
Nowadays, it’s a shrine of love.
The grave of the third Shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty.
If you want to enjoy a mountain view in Nikko, we can skip some temples and shrines and add following places into the itinerary. But in case a heavy traffic jam is forecasted, this option is not available.
- Iroha-Zaka Slope : 48 hairpin curves and a beautiful mountain view.
- Akechidaira : Beautiful combination view of Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Water Fall.
- Kegon Water Fall : 97m waterfall. One of the three most famous waterfalls in Japan.
At your hotel in Tokyo
Beauty of World Cultural Heritage : Toshogu Shrine
My favorite part of this tour is when I take you to Toshogu Shrine. It's Japan's most gorgeous shrine and worldly famous for its colourful and elaborate sculptures of plants, animals and imaginary creatures.
Lunch for the guide
Transportation Cost (you and the guide)
- From your hotel to Toshogu Shrine : About 5420JPY/Person (2-way)
Admission Fee (you and the guide)
- Toshogu Shrine : 1300JPY/Person,
- Rinnoji Temple/Taiyuin Mausoleum : 1000JPY/person
- Futarasan Shrine : 200JPY/person
- Akechidaira Ropeway : 1000JPY/person
- Kegon Water Fall : 570JPY/person
Free pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards. For other places, the extra charge will be added depending on the distance and the time necessary.
We will use public transportation during this tour.
Had a long layover - and Hideaki was there early to meet me, took me on the train to Narita where we went or the museum, a tea ceremony, the temple and gardens. Lots of information about the local history, friendly interaction and a delicious lunch
Helen-san, Thank you very much for your review. Fortunately, we could experience a tea ceremony. Personally, I think Naritasan Shinshoji temple is the best temple in Tokyo area, and we can easily enjoy it during a layover. Best Regards, Hideaki Murayama
Mr. Hideaki was our guide in Tokyo for two days. It was a wonderful and knowledgeable experience. He went above and beyond to make sure that we saw all the highlights of Tokyo and gave us the historical background. He helped us navigate the subway system, and with buying our tickets to Nikko, Fuji and Hakone. Traveling with 3 young kids is not always easy, and he was very helpful and patient with our kids, very willing to detour or take a break as needed. If you want a guide for Tokyo I would highly recommend Mr. Hideaki.
Martin-san Thank you very much for your review. Your family is super good!! As I said during the tour, your family reminded me of my young days. When my daughter was a kid like your daughter, my family was like yours. I often carried my daughter on my shoulders. So, I enjoyed the time with your family so much. Have a nice trip in Japan!! Best Regards, Hideaki Murayama
Murayama-san was very responsive to help us edit a few itineraries based on our interests, then on the day of our tour, meet our family at our airbnb promptly, and was pleasant, professional, and easy to understand during our day together. As background, our family was in town a few days early to ’de-jetlag’ before starting a more formal group tour, and so our day with Murayama-san included visiting things our kids wanted to see that weren’t party of typical formal tours, and included a visit to a local grocery store to learn about foods commonly eaten, learning morning viaa video with English subtitles about the tsunami north of Tokyo followed by an 7.9 magnitude earthquake simulation in Ikebukuro, lunch at a food court in a nearby mall followed by the Pokemon mega center store there, then a visit to Akihabara Manadrake to buy Pokémon cards on the 7th floor. Thank you Murayama-san for a wonderful day!
Jeni-san, Thank you very much for your review. That was quite a unique Tokyo tour. No temples, no shrines. I also enjoyed it so much, especially, the earthquake simulation. It was a good experience. Have a good trip in Japan!! Best Regards, Hideaki Murayama
Hideaki was amazing! Very cordial and respectful of our time and interests. He navigated the city with absolute ease and was flexible to the point where we called an audible to try and make Tokyo Disney (We did not make it, boo to the rain!) The great part was his affiliation with Louisiana and our love for LSU and NO Saints! Our trip to Tokyo was no stress and very educational/enjoyable, thanks to Hideaki's experience and love for his city! Please make your choice simple; hire Hideaki, jump on the subway, and let him handle the rest!
Brett-san, Thank you very much for your review. I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the tour even though we walked a lot and it was very hot. I also enjoyed chatting with you and your family. Best Regards, Hideaki Murayama