Nikko World Heritage Day Trip


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



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.


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

8:30 hotel meet
9:00 Asakusa Station
10:54 Nikko Station
11:00 Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, lunch
16:23 Nikko Station
18:15 Asakusa Station

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: *I will meet you at your hotel lobby in Tokyo.

*If you would like me to meet you at your AirBnB, please send me a message for a customized tour.

End location: Disband at Asakusa Station

Duration: 9 hours 30 min.

What’s Included

*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 5,000)
*entrance fees (JPY 1,300 for Toshogu Shrine/ JPY 400 for Rinnoji Temple)
*lunch (JPY 1,000-2,000)
*your personal expenses

What’s Extra

*When you want to see Kegon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji, or when your party is larger than 6 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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