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Nikko World Heritage Day Trip


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Walking in sacred and spiritual woods

Nikko is in a national park that lies north of Tokyo. It includes Japan's most famous waterfall "Kegon Waterfall" and "Lake Chuzenji", which were created by a volcanic eruption around 20, 000 years ago.

Nikko is famous for the elaborate shrines and temple on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Especially, Toshogu Shrine is incredibly gorgeous. It is dedicated to the deified spirit of the founder of current Imperial Palace, Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of the Edo Military Government from the 17th to the mid 19th century.

You can enjoy appreciating breathtaking architecture, walking in woods of old trees, and Nikko's delicious specialty, soy-milk skin "yuba".

A two-hour express train ride takes you to Nikko.
You might feel miraculous power from nature and something spiritual from Toshogu Shrine.
Nikko is a recommendable place for those who want to shun busy Tokyo and learn a part of Japanese history.


*This is for JR Pass user. A customized tour for Nikko Free Pass user is available. Please send me a message for the customized tour.

8:00 hotel meet
8:28 Tokyo Station
10:21 Nikko Station
11:20 Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Fall, Toshogu Shrine
16:40 Nikko Station
18:20 Tokyo Station

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: *I will meet you at your hotel lobby within Tokyo's 23 wards or the Shinkansen platform.
*If you would like me to meet you at your AirBnB, please send me a message for a customized tour.

End location: Disband at Nikko Station or Tokyo Station

Duration: 10 hours

What’s Included

Other: *guiding fee
*hotel pick-up within Tokyo 23 wards
*my transportation fare
*my lunch
*all arrangement for the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10000 JPY - *your transportation fare (approx. JPY 2,600 for bus)
*entrance fees (JPY 1,300 for Toshogu Shrine / JPY550 for Kegon Fall)
*lunch (JPY 1,500-2,000)
*your personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: *When you don't visit Kegon Fall and Lake Chuzenji, or when your party is larger than 5 people, please send me a message. I will create a customized tour for you.
*Most shops and restaurants are available for credit cards, but some smaller ones are for cash only.


I don't drive. My tours are always based on public tranportation, but I use a taxi when needed.

A Recent Review of this tour

Eriko was very knowledgeable. She explained every details of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Toshogu Shrine. We enjoyed the Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji. She followed the schedule as stated. The best part about Eriko was she went beyond her duty. When our JR train was canceled, she assisted us and we did not have to worry about anything. She made us feel very comfortable. She was a great host. We highly recommend anyone to join Eriko's private tour.
Margaret Yu

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