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. 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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  • First of all, the entrance is a national Park special region from "Kamihashi" which has the legend of Katsumichi who made Nikko founder, and the large tree of the cedar of the Shinto area called "Red Bridge" and Yamauchi on the opposite bank enters the clear stream of Otani River. The view here is pilgrimage the Toshogu shrine three times in the Edo period, "Korean communication use" is also acclaimed in the diary. Who rose behind this includes a wide range of daylight until mountains. Cross the Nikko Bridge on the side of Kamihashi and turn left to the Chuzenji Lake, which is 1300m above sea level, and you can get to Yumoto hot spring with Lake of Senjougahara swamp and hot water. Lake Chuzenji is a cruise on the scenic boat and is used by many tourists during the season. In this area, Autumn leaves are famous and cause heavy traffic jams, but in recent years many people have come to seek the beauty of fresh green. I can say that the fresh green is partly due to the long period. There is a natural museum on the shores of Nikko, and information is provided in the park. There will be no other place where natural beauty and artificial beauty are so far aligned! "Nikko National Park" is a world-renowned park with a UNESCO World Heritage site and Ramsar Convention Wetlands.
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  • We only had time for a day trip but it was a great day! The scenery and temples were beautiful - if we go again we'll be staying a few nights to really take in everything it has to offer. An easy trai...  more »
  • Enjoy the beautiful nature of the mountains, lakes, waterfalls and wetlands all seasons. In addition, there are various cultural heritage, and it becomes study.
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