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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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  • Spent 2 wonderful and refreshing days in Nikko ,love the natural surroundings and lush forests .Only made a quick stop at the Unesco Heritage temples and shrines - this attraction can be crowded at pe...  more »
  • Is a place in the National Park is world heritage Nikko attractions galore, show up even different seasons, so when you go. Resolution is required because it is just the way to Oku-Nikko iroha slope October Golden Week Spring and autumn bank holidays in a traffic jam no car stuck in.
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  • Cedars forests covering the mountains of Nikko are majestic. It is not surprising that this sublime natural site has been chosen to build temples and shrines to the memory of the Shoguns of the Tokugawa dynasty. The Pearl of Nikko is the shrine of Toshogu honoring the first monarch of the Japan. Place sublime.
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