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Nikko Private Day Trip
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Beautiful place and nice excursion. Our guide Keiko has been very kind to us.
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Free cancellation up to 3 days before
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US$ 420.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before
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A World Heritage Site since 1999, Nikko is one of the most beautiful day trips away from the teeming metropolis of Tokyo. On this tour, we'll explore this incredible natural paradise, discovering its main temples and monuments.

Nikko's incredible greenery
Contrasts in Nikko
Toshogu temple
Shinkyo Bridge
Temple in Nikko

Nikko Private Day Trip

Having picked you up at your hotel, we'll make our way to the Asakusa station, where we'll take the train to get to Nikko, a city found 130 km away from Tokyo.

Once we arrive we'll dive straight into the "Sannai" area, where you can find plenty of temples and sanctuaries constructed completely in harmony with the natural world which surrounds them.

The tour then continues with a visit to the Toshogu temple, Nikko's star attraction, and one of the most famous temples in all Japan. This Shinto Buddhist place of worship takes its name from its dedication to Tokugawa Ieyasu the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate which ruled from 1603 to 1867. It's known as one of the most lavishly decorated temples in all Japan, containing the tomb of Tokugawa Ieyasu, a five storey pagoda, and image such as "The Crying Dragon" and "The Sleeping Cat".

Perhaps the most surprising are the "Three Monkeys" - monkeys embodying what has come to mean "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" - and on the tour you'll discover how, although the phrase itself has a long association with Buddhist and Confucianist thought, it was in fact in this temple where it came to be associated with monkeys!

We'll then tour the beautiful natural surroundings, touring the Taiyuin temple, where the man responsible for the construction of the Toshogu temple is found. And a day trip to Nikko wouldn't be complete without a trip to its most famous bridge, the Shinkyo Bridge (Sacred Bridge), whose red colour contrasts with the green vegetation around it.

Then you'll have free time to eat lunch, and buy souvenirs before we begin the return journey.

The Nikko day trip ends back in Tokyo at around 4:50 pm.

Important Information

  • Although it is possible to take this tour on any day of the week, be aware that on the weekend local tourism makes the site very busy.
  • Please bring cash in yen, to pay any additional costs.


If you have the Japan Rail Pass, you'll only have to pay the ticket for the guide, which is 6,000 yen in total. If you do not have the JR pass we'll travel in a normal train, which is 6,000 yen per person and the guide travels for free.

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This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 5 people Up to 10 people Up to 15 people
Private Tour
US$ 420.70
US$ 467.40
US$ 579.60

Private Tour

  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 420.70
  • Up to 10 people

    US$ 467.40
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 579.60

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


9 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Hotel pick up.

Official English speaking guide.

Not included

Train ticket (without the JR pass 6000 yen per person).

Tickets and bus in Nikko (2,700 yen per person).


When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 420.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.