Nikko is situated at the entrance to the Nikko National Park. This small town is a couple hours north of Tokyo and known for natural beauty.
Once you arrive in Nikko you can have access to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exquisite shrines, temples, and outdoor attractions. As you enter Nikko to visit the shrines and temples you will cross over Shinkyo Bridge. One of the finest bridges in Japan and a very popular place to photograph. This must-see spot is an exciting way to start your journey into Nikko.
One of the first and most famous stops in Nikko is the Tosho-gu Shrine. This lavishly decorated shrine complex is set in the beautiful forest. Join international travelers to visit the final resting place for Tokugawa Ieyasu. The shrine complex consists of a dozen buildings where you can get up close to countless wood carvings and beautiful examples of traditional Japanese architecture. While enjoying your visit notice how the complex is in perfect harmony with the forest that surrounds it.
Do you enjoy mountain landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wildlife and hiking trails? Nikko National Park has it all! For exceptional views head over to Lake Chuzenji during autumn when the leaves turn from green to deep reds and oranges. This scenic lake is above the town of Nikko and at the foot of Mount Nantai. The shoreline remains mostly undeveloped and forested. With pleasant weather year-round you are free to pursue many different outdoor activities.
On your next trip to Japan, ask us how you can include a trip to Nikko!