You can create your own Nikko tour with a private guide
"Never say kekko (wonderful) before you see Nikko. " Let's enjoy viewing the gorgeous temples and shrines listed in World Cultural Heritage ! Toshogu shrine, Taiyuin and Rinnoji temples and Futarasan shrine. You can visit Kegon Falls .
ONE Example. (You can create your own Nikko tour !)
One-day Tour : Nikko Rinnoji temple, Toshogu shrine, Futarasan shrine, Taiyuin temple.
6:45 Start from your hotel near Shinjuku, for example.
(Starting time changes depending on your hotel location. )
7:30 JR Shinjuku station
Super Express Nikko #1
Visiting World Heritage site.
Bus to TobuNikko
Tobu Nikko to Shimoimaichi
Super Express Spacia Kinugawa #6
at about16:00: Tour disbands.
A part of the shrines and temples may be closed because of maintenance.
You can start your tour from Asakusa station.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Guide will meet you at your hotel in Tokyo area. If your hotel is not in Tokyo station, please inform and let's decide the meeting place in advance. Transportation from Tokyo station for your guide is requested.
End location: End location is usually in Tokyo area (e.g. at Shinjuku station as in the example tour.). Guide can take you to your hotel according to your request.
Duration: 9 hours
If your hotel or meeting place is not in Tokyo, tour starts when your guide starts from Tokyo station to meet you.
Trains between Tokyo and Nikko. Subway in Tokyo area. Walking and bus in Nikko area.
Transportation of the guide from Tokyo station(base station) to your hotel in Tokyo area.
Lunch for the guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
13000 JPY - For the tour example.
Shinjuku ~ TobuNikko 7,800 JPY/person
Additional Bus ticket ( Kegon Fall ) 2,000 JPY/p
Subway(from your hotel to, e.g., Shinjuku station 160 JPY
Admission: ticket for temples and shrines. about 2,000 JPY/person (typical visiting places)
Kegon waterfall 530 JPY/p
(Sorry, but these admission expenses are necessary for your guide, too.)
Lunch: 1,500 JPY/p (depending on your choice)
You can create your own tour. If you change the places to visit from the tour example shown in the sample itinerary, then you may need extra money for the transportation and admission, if any.
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We had a wonderful time visiting Nikko and highly recommend our guide. He was very knowledgeable, attended to all the details of our travel and made the tour a great experience. What more could you ask for.