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Nikko World Heritages in private - One day trip from Tokyo

Day Trip
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Nikko is a town of World Heritage Sites located at 2 hours train from Tokyo, surrounded by rich nature of Nikko National Park. World Heritages consist of 2 shrines and 1 temple(below). Nikko mountain has a long history as the sacred place of mountain worship for both Shinto and Buddhism. Here, not only taste the well-known elaborate architectures, but feel the history, culture and nature itself.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Kaori S.
Kaori S.
4.97 / 5
(70 reviews)
07:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo 23 wards, or designated station.

07:30 AM

Meeting *Departure depends on hotel location.

I can meet you at your hotel in Tokyo 23 wards, or designated station.

08:00 AM

Take Tobu Express train (about 2H)

Basic : 8:00 Asakusa - 09:48 Tobu Nikko (or 8:30 Asaksua - 10:23 Tobu Nikko)

Tobu Line is more common for Nikko, but we can take Shinkansen bullet train if you have JR-Pass.

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About Tobu Express frequency

・From Asakusa, we have some choices for Tobu Express trains. (go and back)

・From Shinjuku hotel, we only have one available schedule for Direct express. We'll start 30min earlier if you stay in Shinjuku.

 Go : 07:31 Shinjuku - 09:27 Tobu-Nikko

 Back : 16:39 Tobu-Nikko - 18:36 Shinjuku

10:00 AM

Nikko

Arriving Nikko. Walk to world herigate area in 20min or take a bus or taxi.

10:20 AM

Shinkyo Bridge (Sacred Bridge)

A vermillion bridge at the entrance of Nikko mountain.

10:30 AM

Rinno-ji Temple (Three Buddha Hall) - (UNESCO Heritages)

Housing amazing three golden large Buddha statues.

Shoyo-en Garden

You can appreciate beautiful strolling garden in Rinno-ji Temple, which designed by famous garden designer Kobori Enshu in Samurai period.

11:30 AM

Nikko Toshogu Shrine - (UNESCO Heritages)

The most famous shrine in Nikko, enshrines the first Shogun of Edo.

・Yomei-mon Gate - well-known for its elaborate carvings. You never get bored to see!

・Enjoy famous carvings in Toshogu - Three Wise Monkeys, Sleeping Cat.

・Graveyard of the first Shogun of Edo can be visited if you have energy to climb up the stairs.

12:30 PM

Futara-san Shrine - (UNESCOHeritages)

The oldest shrine in Nikko. Popular for good luck and success in love today.

01:00 PM

Lunch

02:30 PM

Taiyu-in Mausoleum

The third Shogun's Mausoleum. Its architecture is more modest than Toshogu Shrine to show his deep respect for his grandfather.

(option) Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa (*Closed on Tuesdays)

A former summer residence of Imperial Family. You can appreciate the finest Japanese style architecture used by Imperial Family.

(option) Kanmangafuchi Abyss hiking trail

Many Jizo-Statues along the riverside trail. Nice hiking to a row of about 70 stone statues of Jizo, Bodhisattva who care for the deceased. Off-the beaten, but not too far from world heritage sites area.

(+1H option) Kegon Falls - (Except autumn foliage season)

If interested in Kegon Falls, we need 1 hour extra. We go for Kegon Falls in the morning, back to World Heritage area in the afternoon. Be noted we might not be able to finish all temples depending on the time we spent for Kegon Falls.

*NOT possible during autumn foliage season due to heavy traffic jam even on weekdays. We need to stay in the area to enjoy foliage in Nikko.

04:00 PM

Taka local bus or taxi

Back to Tobu Nikko station or JR station in Nikko.

04:30 PM

Take Tobu Express train back to Tokyo (about 2H)

16:21 Tobu Nikko - Asakusa 18:15

16:38 Tobu Nikko - Shinjuku 18:35

Or later trains for Asakusa transfers possible. (If JR-pass, we take JR trains.)

06:30 PM

Back to Tokyo

Ending time depends on your hotel location and train we take.

07:00 PM

End of tour

At your hotel, or your choice in Tokyo 23 wards.

Ending Point

At your hotel, or your choice in Tokyo 23 wards.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, hotel drop-off

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), food and drink (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)

World Heritage Pass : adult 600 yen, child 300 yen

( If Kegon Falls : Lake Chuzenji Pass 2,300 yen or taxi about 18,000yen~ )

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●Transportation fee

【Basic plan】by Tobu Express (2H) (depends on hotel location)

If from Asakusa to Tobu-nikko : 2,860 yen × 2 times = 5,720 yen

If from Shinjuku to Tobu-nikko : 4,080 yen× 2 times = 8,160 yen (7:31 Shinjuku - 09:27 Tobu Nikko) *More expensive because shared two company lines.

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【For JR-pass holders】(2H)

Shinkansen : Free for you with JR-pass,

For guide : 5,380 yen ×2 times = 10,760 yen

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【Shinkansen plan】(2H)

Between Tokyo and Nikko (you and guide) : 5,380 yen ×2 times = 10,760 yen

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●Admission

Toshogu Shrine:adult 1,600 yen, elementary& junior 450 yen

Rinnoji Temple Set Ticket (Sanbutudo & Taiyu-in & Shoyo-en Garden) : adult 1,000 yen, elementary& junior 500 yen

Futarasan Shrine’s garden area : adult 200 yen, elementary& junior 100 yen


(option)

If Tamozawa Imperial Villa : adult 600 yen, elementary& junior 300 yen

If Kegon Falls (Elevators : adult 570 yen, elementary 340 yen)

Tour Important Information

・This tour includes 4H train ride for round trip from Tokyo. (If Kegon Falls,+1H option).

・Kegon Falls is NOT possible during autumn foliage season due to heavy traffic jam even on weekdays.

・Nikko's World Heritage sites are in mountainous area. No easy access like elevators. Wheelchair accessibility is not good.

・If someone in your group has difficulties with stairs, please let me know in advance. The spots we can visit will be limited.

・Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Sandals are not good here.

This tour is only available on Weekdays to escape from congestion in Nikko Toshogu.

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Tokyo Tour Reviews

Angela H.

Angela H.

5 / 5
Jun 4, 2024

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Excellent Custom Tour!

My energetic family requested a custom tour to authentic local festivals and flea markets and around the busiest, most intimidating parts of Tokyo, Shibuya and Shinjuku. Kaori was an amazing and fun tour guide! She knew a lot of information about local events and landmarks, showed us how to get around on the train lines nearest our hotel and provided maps, and even lead us to some special landmarks she knew our group would enjoy. She put together a perfect itinerary and helped us make it in time to see everything we wanted to see and eat all the snacks we wanted. She also has great stories about her own travels. I'm very happy to recommend Kaori!

Angela H.

Hi Angela san, thank you so much for giving such a wonderful review! Also thank you for making a special request to enjoy festivals and flea markets! The complete different atmosphere of two different shinto shrines was so interesting to share with laugh. You and your family are such independent experienced travelers. I’m so happy that you found me and chose me as your guide to experience local life together. As you already know, I love guiding, but more than that, love meeting & talking with people like you from all over the world. Such fun to be a guide in Japan! Hope to meet you again for another local adventure! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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Leon S.

5 / 5
May 23, 2024

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A wonderful day

We had wanted to try and get a good view of Fuji and ride a bullet train while in Japan. We gave these two wishes to Kaori and she produced a unique itinerary that was a ton of fun. She guided our group of four through 5 different trains, a boat, bus, rope car and cable car. She knew all about the local area and at the end of the day even showed us a good spot for dinner. Kaori is a very happy, easy going, and super knowledgeable guide. There is no way we could have navigated this on our own and we would highly recommend Kaori for any tour in Japan.

Leon S.

What a surprise that you gave me the nicest review so quickly, just after the tour!! Cannot thank you enough. So glad we made it!! Fortunately, today’s Hakone was greatly better than expected with Mt.Fuji view. Also, thank you for your warmest word - I’m a very happy person. YES, I was happy to be with you all. I’ve got some memorable moments today, which will surely make me smile from time to time. Please pass "Arigato gozaimasu" to all of them! Enjoy your cruise trip! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

L

Leon S.

5 / 5
May 23, 2024

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Kaori gave us a guided tour of two famous Japanese gardens. Her knowledge of all the flora and trees was incredible along with the history behind many of the sites. She then suggested a fabulous local restaurant for lunch that was fantastic. We highly recommend Kaori!

Leon S.

Thank you, Leon-san, for an excellent review on my tour! It was such a lovely day to visit nice gardens. Satsuki azaleas were so pretty in pink in Rikugien garden. Roses were so beautiful in Shinjuku gyoen national garden. So glad you both enjoyed local lunch and the day with me together! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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