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Nikko – breathtaking shrines, temples, and landscape

Nikko highlights

5 things to do in Nikko

“Nikko is one of the most historically significant cities in Japan, situated between the mountains of north Tokyo. The city is located in very close proximity to the Nikko National Park, which offers great views of the mountain peaks, as well as numerous waterfalls and hot springs, where you can spend the day taking long and relaxing walks in nature.... The city of Nikko is famous for the sophisticated and elaborate decoration of its local shrines.”

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Toshogu Shrine & the three wise monkeys

“From the moment that you step onto the grounds of this world heritage site, you immediately feel the antique spiritual energy here. Be it in the smell of the burning incense, the sound of running water, or the sights of beautifully ornate classical Japanese temples and buildings, this national park, and spiritual place, is definitely not one to pass up while you are here.”

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Great nature spots in Nikko

Hiking in the mountains of Nikko

“The national park is settled on a range of mountains, some of which reach higher than 2,000 m above sea level... The logistics of the park are really nice – there are walkways for people to enjoy the wonderful Nikko trekking trails and they're extremely beautiful and clean.”

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Lake Chuzenji

“Lake Chuzenji is believed to have been formed by a volcanic eruption 20,000 years ago where lava from the volcano flowed into a surrounding valley. The area around the lake is rich in nature and well known for its beautiful fall foliage. With an elevation of 1,200 meters the area has mild, cool summers and attracts many vacationers looking to escape the heat of the summer months.”

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Two days in Nikko National Park

Day 1: Yuba lunch in Shimoimaichi, steam locomotive to Kinugawa Onsen, irori-style dining

“Fit for couples, families and even a solitary getaway from the constant drone of societal pressures, it only takes about two hours on the new Tobu Revaty to get to the Nikko area. Once you arrive you will be in a haven of history, culture, nature, food and adventure, that can be experienced on many different levels.”

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Day 2: Nature walk, historical theme park, Kegon waterfall, Nikko Futarasan Shrine

“Nikko Edo Wonderland, a historical theme park where the staff is dressed in traditional clothing of the Edo era and act according to their societal status. As I walked down the main road into the park I was greeted by townspeople and felt like I was slowly slipping back into the past. I immediately headed to put on a traditional kimono outfit.”

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