Private tour: Chartered car from Tokyo to Nikko, Toshogu, Edo Wonderland etc

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Private custom tour Chartered car to Nikko Toshogu Shrine Edo Wonderland etc

From USD 1,132.85

per group (up to 8)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the cultural and natural attractions around Nikko without the hassle of catching public transport on this private full-day tour. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Tokyo and driven into the mountains. Visit Nikko highlights like the UNESCO-listed Tosho-gu Shrine, the Edo Wonderland theme park, and Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji. As this is a private tour you can customize the itinerary to suit your interests.
  • See and do a lot in a single day
  • Travelers with a variety of interests will enjoy visiting Nikko
  • Ideal for first-time visitors to Nikko
  • Escape busy Tokyo for the day and be surrounded by nature

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Private guide (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean professional guides are available)
  • One bottled water per person
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Private chauffeur
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Admission to facilities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

What To Expect

Nikko Tosho-gu

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Shinkyo Bridge

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Yomeimon (Main Gate)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Taiyuimbyo Shrine

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Irohazaka Route

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kanmangafuchi Abyss

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kegon Falls

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Akechidaira Observation Area

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Nikko Futarasan Shrine

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Chuzenji

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nikko National Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Ashikaga Flower Park

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The itinerary on the What to Expect is a list, please select around 4 to 6 sites.
  • You can ask our guide for advice and suggestions after booking.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please advise for any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking, vegetarian option is available.
  • The tour will not be cancelled or refunded even if some spots are not fully visible due to weather conditions. The activity schedule is subject to change/cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

The shrine is impressive and worth the trip from Tokyo.


42 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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A really great trip to see Nikko and surrounding areas. Top quality guide and driver.
John_L, Aug 2023
Really well organised trip. Excellent, friendly and interested guide. Very good professional driver.
A Wonderful Time Visiting Nikko with Elina and Tak
Thomas_L, Aug 2023
We had a wonderful time visiting Nikko. Elina is a friendly tour guide and provided a lot historical/cultural details at various attractions. She also took a lot of wonderful pictures of us and shared at the end of the trip. Tak is a superb and considerate driver; he was also our driver when we visited Fuji-san three days earlier so it was a pleasant surprise to see him again during this trip. Joining this type of private tour is really the best way to explore the more rural area of Japan. Thank you. I highly recommend joining any tours offered by Tokyo Star Agency.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Thomas, Thank you very much for this kind review, it really means a lot to us!!! Tak and me enjoyed your company very much. It was also very pleasant to listen to the musics you like. We hope you are coming back for some new adventures, maybe next time we will be able to hear Tak’s music ; ).
Would Definitely Recommend This Tour!
Abby_L, Aug 2023
My family and I had the best time visiting Nikko and Edo Wonderland. Our guide Tak and our driver Toshi were so friendly and spoke English really well. They also were very mindful of our children, and gave them each a box of candy which, of course, our kids loved. Tak and Toshi also shared many fun facts and tips about each place we visited, and made sure we had enough food and that we were comfortable.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for choosing our tour and for writing a review about your tour experience. We are very happy that you enjoyed your private tour to Nikko from Tokyo. It was a somewhat busy schedule, but thank you for your cooperation. I was particularly impressed by the children's great joy in Edo-mura. Thank you again for your wonderful feedback.
Great experience
Irena_L, Aug 2023
Overall, it was a great experience. Our driver, Mr. Toshi, made for amazing company. He entertained us with personal anecdotes and little facts about places we saw on our way to Nikko. He gave us complementary snacks too:) Our tour guide, Mr. Aki, was also very kind and informative. He adjusted our schedule so that we could see everything we wanted to see and made sure to answer all of our questions. We recommend this trip to everyone interested!
Wonderful from beginning to end!
Kimberly_F, July 2023
Overall excellent experience from the time they picked up our group at the hotel to the moment they dropped us off. They were professional and courteous. I would highly recommend this activity for families and groups. This tour allowed us flexibility to spend more time in the areas that we enjoyed and skip over or minimise times in areas that did not grab our attention. From young to old - the driver and guide engaged everyone. If you are interested in a personalised experience by professional people, this tour is for you.
Best trip in Japan!!
AnaIvis_M, June 2023
Edo Wonderland was beautiful but Sakamoto and Tak made that day even more special for us. Not only were they nice and polite, but they always brought a smile to our faces and made the entire trip memorable. They helped with family pictures, explained all the different things that we didn’t understand, and finally, giving us such a great feeling for us to remember forever.
Fabulous experience in Nikko!
Jay_E, June 2023
We had a fabulous time in Nikko! Our tour guide Elena was wonderful and our driver was great too. We got picked up at our hotel in Tokyo and they both made our trip so easy and enjoyable. We loved visiting the sacred shrines in Nikko, and Edo Wonderland was so much fun, especially for the kids. They loved the ninja show and ninja training. Our driver picked a lunch spot that we all enjoyed. I would highly recommend this experience.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Jay, Thank you so much for choosing our service and for taking the time to write this kind review; it really means a lot to us^^ I also had a great time in Toshogu shrine and Edo wonderland despite the rainy weather and felt very stimulated by your children’s high energy and numerous questions. I hope they enjoyed the many lessons we learned from shogun Tokugawa Ieayasu and the Ninjas : patience, modesty, endurance and quiet observation with acute concentration ^ ^ I’ll keep their Ninja graduation paper as a wisdom reminder for myself and hope to see you again in Japan with E, E, A and E ! Arigatôoô Gozaimashita !!!!! Tokyo Star Agency
Great day trip
Vincent_A, May 2023
Guide & driver we’re exceptional. I had a very pleasant lunch at a local restaurant, and even did a little bit of souvenir shopping.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your warm comment and for joining our tour program. I hope you made a wonderful memory in Japan, and you will have a chance to come to Japan again. Thank you again.
Lovely Day Trip to Nikko!
Jacqui_K, Apr 2023
We had a wonderful time on our tour! Akio was a wonderful tour guide, and really helped with getting goshuin at the different locations, which was important to us :) He was super friendly, and spoke english very well! The private tour made going to Nikko very easy, and I loved how we didn't have to think about timing all the trains/busses to get around. Would definitely recommend! Thanks!
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Jacqui Thank you very much for joining our tour program and leaving so nice review with many pictures. I’m glad if you tell your friends how wonderful and beautiful Japan was. I’m waiting for your visit to Japan again.
Ms. Yoshi is the best!
Tina_M, Jan 2023
We had the best time with Yoshimi. She is a wealth of knowledge and was so incredibly accommodating with our boys (ages 8/ 10/ 12). At each location, she went into detail and enriched our experience with so much history and culture. The driver was so nice and always picked us up at the most convenient places. The itinerary was designed so that we avoided large crowds and we got some absolutely amazing pictures to treasure. We are avid travelers and Yoshimi and the driver made the trip the best way to spend Christmas day! Although the trip was pricier than others, if you are looking for a well thought out, detailed tour then look no further!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you very much for having chosen our tour and taking the time to write a review about your experience on the tour. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed our private tour to Nikko from Tokyo. It was very imposing to see your lovely children playing happily in the snow. Again, thank you very much for your fabulous feedback. We are looking forward to serving you again.
Great Experience Nikko
Carol_L, Jan 2020
We loved this tour. The shrine is impressive and worth the trip from Tokyo. Our family loved visiting the Wonderland and learning about Japan in an interactive environment.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your review. I was also very excited to read your message on the following day early in the morning. You told me that this tour was the best experience in Japan for your kids which made me very happy. I myself enjoyed the tour playing with your kids as well. Did they mean that it was a spinning top, or something else? And in addition to this, you gave us a wonderful review. Your messages gave us an exquisite pleasure. I would like to be part of your tour, someday again. Thank you again! Akio Suwa

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