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Nikko

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A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people. Shrines, mausoleums, and temples here represent some of the most intricately decorated and well-maintained Edo-period structures in the country, with the area having been of great spiritual importance long before then. Perhaps it's the scenery that made the place such a center of religious belief and worship, with the mountainous landscape covered in tall cedars, hot springs, waterfalls, and lakes. Taking a walk or riding between the natural features and UNESCO-listed heritage sites remains a high priority on most Nikko itineraries. Plan your holiday in Nikko and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Japan trip builder website .
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Rich in history, culture, and nature, you'll be pleased to find that Nikko also boasts a rich variety of accommodations. Competition may be pretty fierce at peak times, but make your reservation early and you'll be able to find somewhere to sleep that suits your style. Luxury hotels and boutiques with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) never stray too far from the river, while hostels and guesthouses tend to be tucked away on side streets, and up in the north of town. Mid-range and standard hotels lie close to the main train stations and by the main plazas.
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