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Nikko National Park, Japan

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#56 of 2,917 in Nature in Japan
National Park · Nature / Park
At Nikko National Park, you can explore one of the country's most renowned and scenic areas of natural beauty. Covering a huge 1,147.5 sq km (443 sq mi) the park incorporates ornate places of worship (deemed UNESCO World Heritage Sites), a serene lake, and dramatic waterfalls. Being a center for Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship, the park offers you the chance to observe some of Japan's most revered and impressive shrines, including the lavish Toshogu, and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first of the Tokugawa shogunate. The main pastime here is hiking, with trails of various difficulty navigating all over the park. Be sure to stand at the viewing point of the dramatic 80 m (264 ft) cascade of Kegon Waterfall, as it empties from the lake above. With our international travel planner, Nikko attractions like Nikko National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This gorgeous national park, a quick train-ride from Tokyo, is a beautiful trip away from the rush and press of urban life. It has breathtaking waterfalls and lots of hiking trails that cater to...  more »
  • It's a perfect day trip from Tokyo to Nikko; and Nikko National Park is a must place to visit. The park has all Nikko Top Attractions, including Shinkyo bridge, Rinno Ji, Nikko Toshogu and Futarasan.....  more »
  • When most people think of Nikko, they think of the UNESCO World Heritage Toshogu Shrine, and for good reason - the 500 year old shrine is spectacular. What many visitors don't realize is that the...  more »

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