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What You Should not Miss in the City of Nikko

Nikko

Iroha-zaka Slope

Nikko

Iroha-zaka Slope is known as a mountain road that offers one of the best autumn leave view in the Nikko area. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking view from gondolas of the Akechidaira Ropeway operated in the middle of the mountain.

  • Term
    late September - late October
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Light-up Nikko

Nikko

World-Heritage shrines and temples in Nikko area are illuminated to create fantastic atmosphere. During the event period, free-of-charge guided tour with English interpreting is available

English Guided Tour FOR FREE!
★Tour starts from the front of the statue of Priest Shodo
★18:00-18:40(approx.40mins.walk every day during the event)
offered by Tochigi Volunteer Interpreters & Guides Association(TVIGA)

Illumination of Shoyoen Garden in Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple

Nikko

The Japanese garden created in the Edo period is fantastically decorated with rays of light and colorful autumn leaves.

Kirifurinotaki Falls

Nikko

Combination of colorful autumn leaves and scenery of the fall seen from the viewing platform is just amazing.

  • Term
    late October - early November
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Illumination of Autumn Leaves in Japanese Garden of Hoshino House

Nikko

This Japanese garden has been cared by the masters of this house over many years. Now, the house is known as a prestigious place for autumn leave viewing. Visitors can play tosenkyo, an ancient game to compete on points by hitting a target with an open fan.

  • Term
    October 22 (Sat) - November 13 (Sun)
  • Time
    17:00 - 20:30
  • Price
    400 yen
  • Place
  • Contact
    Kiyotaki Yosonjo (Trout Farm)

Oku-Nikko

Kegon Falls

Oku-Nikko

The 97m-high fall on which water drop down dynamically is surrounded with colorful autumn leaves.

Lake Chuzenji

Oku-Nikko

Colored autumn leaves decorate the various areas on the lake side that is approximately 25km in circumference. This beautiful scenery can be seen from the hiking course and on the boards of the sightseeing boats. The autumn leaves creates magnificent scenery in combination with the lurid sunset.

  • Term
    mid - late October
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Mt. Hangetsu Observation Platform

Oku-Nikko

This platform is a hidden beauty spot where you can have a whole view of the Lake Chuzenji and Hacchoudejima located in front of Mt. Nantaisan. One-hour hiking from Mujinakubo by the lake to the mountain top is also recommended.

Ryuzu Falls

Oku-Nikko

Autumn leaves of maples and Japanese lindens decorate the scenery of the 210m-high waterfall.

  • Term
    early - mid October
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Lake Yunoko and Yudaki Falls

Oku-Nikko

Colorful autumn leaves reflected on the calm surface of the lake create mysterious atmosphere.

Senjogahara Plateau and Odashirogahara Plateau

Oku-Nikko

Combination of autumn leaves and mosaic-pattern grasses with autumnal tints at the bottom of Mt. Nantaisan is just splendid.

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Ryuokyo Gorge

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Colorful autumn leaves decorate the popular scenic spot consisting of dynamic river stream and odd shaped rocks.

  • Term
    late October - mid November
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Kinutateiwa Observation Platform

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

This viewing platform is located at the place across Kinutateiwa (Tateiwa Rock) Otsuribashi (Suspension Bridge) from the Kinugawa Onsen Resort. Visitors can have sweeping views of colored autumn leaves decorating the Kinugawa Ravine, as well as the onsen resort surrounded by beautiful red leaves.

Ootoro Bridge

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

A suspension bridge located on the south side of the Kinugawa Onsen resort. The bridge is popular among the local people as the place where you can enjoy viewing slow river flow, which is rarely found on the Kinugawa River, as well as late-autumn colored leaves in a quiet atmosphere.

  • Term
    early - late November
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Nichien-Momiji Line

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

Enjoy both driving and autumn leaves viewing on the toll road connecting Nikko and Shiobara.

  • Term
    early - late October
  • Time
    8:00 - 20:00
  • Price
    Standard size car: 610 yen
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Ojikagawa River (Kamimiyori Area)

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

From Kinugawa-Onsen, Ojikagawa River is located past the Ikari Dam in the direction of Aizu City, Fukushima Prefecture. Running along the national highway, Ojikagawa Gorge is set ablaze in colored maples.

Lake Ikari, Lake Yashio

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

The view from the dam site is just wonderful, and the colorful autumn leaves are reflected on the surface of the lake in sunny days.

  • Term
    mid October - early November
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

The ropeway whisks you 300 meters through the air to the summit from Kinugawaonsen-Sanroku Station. The viewing platform on the summit offers panoramic views of Kinugawa-Onsen.

Yunishigawa, Kawamata and Oku-Kinu Onsen

Setoaikyo canyon

Yunishigawa, Kawamata and Okukinu Onsen

From the suspension bridge over the canyon, visitors can view the magnificent scenery of autumn leaves spreading over the precipice.

  • Term
    early - late October
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Jaonotaki Falls

Yunishigawa, Kawamata and Okukinu Onsen

Dropping from a height of 100m, the water looks as if it is a snake. Combination of the waterfalls and colored tree leaves presents beautiful scenery like a painting.

  • Term
    early - late October
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Kinunuma Swamp

Yunishigawa, Kawamata and Okukinu Onsen

The swamp is found in a highland marsh located at a height of about 2,020m on the southern foot of Mt. Kinunuma. The place is known as a treasure-trove of alpine plants. Visitors can enjoy viewing grasses with autumnal tints in late August, and autumn leaves colored in burning red in the middle of September.

  • Term
    Grasses with autumnal tints: From late August, Japanese larch: mid - late September
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Imaichi and Ashio

Nikko Daiyagawa Park

Imaichi

In the park, visitors can view red and yellow leaves of Japanese maples and inuside (carpinus tschonoskii).

  • Term
    early - mid November
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Places along Watarase Railway

Ashio

Take the Torokko Tram and enjoy magnificent scenery of the Watarase Valley, one of the best autumn leaves viewing spot in the Kanto region, from windows of the train.

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