Nikko National Park, Nikko

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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. Put Nikko National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nikko vacation route planner.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Nikkō National Park is a breathtaking park you do not want to miss. It's absolutely phenomenal and alive with rich culture and history. It's unlike any national park I have ever visited. I'm from the ...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    End of July Tokyo 35 degrees here was only 20 degrees, the people are very cold. But when it's raining, unfortunately, going to some place other than nature, experience is very good, next time will come.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Around sunlight Lake Chuzenji and Kegon waterfall Kegon Falls, gradually thicken the fog and disappeared. I like this sometimes.
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Where to stay in Nikko

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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