Nikko All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Half-day Tour - English Speaking Driver

This is the ideal pick for time-tight travelers wanting to discover lots of Nikko’s highlights in a day. Avoid the potential confusion of public transportation system, and travel comfortably in a private vehicle instead.

Nikko is a truly diverse destination. Ornate shrines coexist with towering peaks, dramatic waterfalls, rejuvenating hot springs and sublime cuisine. Discover all its gems, from world famous to undiscovered. In addition to its many historical and cultural tourist attractions, Nikko is also renowned for its beautiful mountain scenery.

Your English speaking driver will fully support your fantastic and efficient trip in Nikko.

Note*1: This tour will end at Nikko Tosho-gu.
Note*2: Tour details has a possibility of change depending on the place of your meeting point and traffic conditions. Please feel free to ask us if you have any special request for your itinerary. We will do our best to meet your request.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Nikko, Japan
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Food Tours




This is the ideal pick for time-tight travelers wanting to discover lots of Nikko’s highlights in a day. Avoid the potential confusion of public transportation system, and travel comfortably in a private vehicle instead.

Nikko is a truly diverse destination. Ornate shrines coexist with towering peaks, dramatic waterfalls, rejuvenating hot springs and sublime cuisine. Discover all its gems, from world famous to undiscovered. In addition to its many historical and cultural tourist attractions, Nikko is also renowned for its beautiful mountain scenery.

Your English speaking driver will fully support your fantastic and efficient trip in Nikko.

Note*1: This tour will end at Nikko Tosho-gu.
Note*2: Tour details has a possibility of change depending on the place of your meeting point and traffic conditions. Please feel free to ask us if you have any special request for your itinerary. We will do our best to meet your request.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Irohazaka Route, Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

A pair of winding roads that connect the lower elevations near Nikko and the higher elevations of the mountainous region is the Iroha Slope which has also been featured in the popular anime, Initial D. Made up of 48 hairpin turns throughout the different upslope and downslope roads, it is known as the best place to view the autumn leaves. “Iroha” is the first three of the 48 syllables in the previous Japanese alphabet. Hence, with the corresponding number of turns, each turn is named after one of the Japanese alphabet syllables, giving the name Iroha Slope.

Stop At: Kegon Falls, 2479-2 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

Kegon Waterfall is the most famous of Nikko’s 48 waterfalls. Water from Lake Chuzenji falls 97 metres straight down to the rocks below creating a dynamic and artistic work of nature. A special lift takes visitors to the basin where the force and roar of the water can be witnessed close up! Impressive in any season, the waterfall looks particularly spectacular when surrounded by the fresh green leaves in May, house martins in June, or the “12 falls” – small streams of the frozen waterfall clad in blue ice – during January and February.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Lake Chuzenji, Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661 Tochigi Prefecture

Lake Chuzenji is the largest lake in Tochigi, framed by 25 kilometres of incredible nature. The area used to be a popular summer resort for foreigners in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The villas of French and Belgian embassies can still be found here. You can enjoy seasonal charms by the lake. Walking trails surround the water’s edge and there is an excursion boat available on the lake. The views from the lake are spectacular, particularly when the cherry blossoms or azaleas are blooming or when the autumn leaves are turning. The “Koyo-meguri” tour, enjoying autumn leaves reflecting on the lake, is highly recommended.

Stop At: Nikko Tosho-gu, 2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431 Tochigi Prefecture

Understand why “Don’t say ‘magnificent’ until you’ve seen Nikko” visiting the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate and nearby shrines and temple. The most renowned shrine of “the Shrines and Temples of Nikko”-a Japan’s leading world heritage, is where Ieyasu Tokugawa, the great Shogun who started the flourishing Edo Period, is enshrined. Most of the shrine complex you see today was rebuilt in 17th century. The shrine contains 55 buildings including 8 national treasures and 34 listed buildings. The highlights are sumptuous carvings lacquered and richly coloured brilliantly, which you will gaze at craftsmanship assembled from all over the country. Do not miss the symbol of peace “Sleeping Cat”, and the “Three Monkeys” with the “see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil” poses!

Duration: 1 hour