What You Should not Miss in the City of Nikko

Feel the history and Culture of Japan at World-Heritage Shrines and Temples

The World-Heritage shrines and temples in Nikko attract many travelers from the world. The World Heritages consists of 2 shrines and 1 temple: the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple and Nikko Futarasan-jinja Shrine. The Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the most famous World Heritage in Nikko, enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo bakufu (shogunate),. The shrine encompasses a variety of architectures and sculptures registered as the national treasures or important cultural properties, allowing visitors to appreciate great-flamboyant architectural beauties.

Experience Healing Effects of Various Hot Springs Including the “Hot Spring of Beauty” and Secluded Hot Springs

The city of Nikko has various types of hot springs that offer different atmosphere and spring quality. The Kinugawa-Kawaji Hot Spring Resort houses a variety of accommodation and sightseeing facilities. Yunishigawa, Kawamata and Okukinu are respectively known as secluded hot spring resorts. The Okunikkko Yumoto Hot Spring Resort is surrounded by rich nature. The Nikko Hot Spring Resort houses many World Heritages. And, the Chuzenji Hot Spring Resort is located in the beautiful lake area. Why not stay in these areas for two or more comfortable nights and try various types of hot springs?

View the World-Famous Rich Nature in Okunikko and Beauty of Valleys in Kinugawa

The most parts of the city of Nikko are incorporated into the Nikko National Park. So, the number of sightseeing spots are uncountable: for example, the Okunikko area has Senjogahara, a moor registered under the Ramsar Convention, and the Kinugawa area has Ryuuoukyou, valleys formed by volcanic rocks. In addition, the area offers various joys for each season, such as cherry blossom in Spring, fresh green leaves in summer, and colored leaves in autumn. Activities in the rich nature such as hiking and river playing are, as well, something that you should not miss in the area.

Only 2 Hours from Tokyo. Good Transport Access Allows Travelers to Visit Many Sightseeing Spots.

Located in the north area of Tochigi prefecture in the North Kanto Region, the city of Nikko provides good transport access allowing visitors to reach there in about two hours. Some trains of JR East and the “Spacia” of Tobu Railway are operated to go directly to Nikko. By cars, it takes about two hours on the highways from Tokyo and nearly three hours from Sendai in the Tohoku region. Because Nikko has abundant tourist attractions in the large city area, travelers can make a tour to visit various sightseeing spot by setting the city of Nikko as their base for travelling.

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