Travel To Nikko – Top 6 Best Places

If you are short of time to explore this innocently sweet city, here is the A-list of the best places to travel.

  1. Toshogu Shrine – Lavish mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  2. Taiyuinbyo – Mausoleum of Iemitsu, Ieyasu’s grandson.
  3. Rinnoji Temple – Nikko’s most important temple.
  4. Lake Chuzenji  – Lake at the foot of Mount Nantai.
  5. Yumoto Onsen – Hot spring resort in the national park.
  6. Futarasan Shrine – Dedicated to Nikko’s sacred mountains.

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Nikko flag

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Nikko map

Futarasan Shrine, Nikko, Japan

Futarasan Shrine, Nikko, Japan

Nikko Toshogu Three Wise Monkeys who hear, speak and see no evil, a traditional symbol in Chinese and Japanese culture.

Nikko Toshogu Three Wise Monkeys who hear, speak and see no evil, a traditional symbol in Chinese and Japanese culture.

Ryuzu Falls, one of Japan's most photographed koyo spots at Nikko National Park

Ryuzu Falls, one of Japan's most photographed koyo spots at Nikko National Park

Sake barrels at Nikko Toshogu shrine

Sake barrels at Nikko Toshogu shrine

The bounty of Lake Chuzenji, Nikko, Japan

The bounty of Lake Chuzenji, Nikko, Japan

The carving of the sleepy cat above the NikkoToshogu Sakshita Gate is an attribution to Hidari Jingoro

The carving of the sleepy cat above the NikkoToshogu Sakshita Gate is an attribution to Hidari Jingoro

The magnificence of Yomeimon Gate, Nikko Toshogu

The magnificence of Yomeimon Gate, Nikko Toshogu

Visitors are approaching Sanbutsudo of the Rinnoji Temple of Nikko, Japan

Visitors are approaching Sanbutsudo of the Rinnoji Temple of Nikko, Japan

Yumoto Onsen - natural hot spring at nikko, Japan

Yumoto Onsen - natural hot spring at nikko, Japan

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