Nikko:Overview & History
Nikko, the beautiful mountain town, is only a two-hour train ride away from Tokyo, and thus makes for an excellent daytrip destination. Nikko is a place where you can enjoy many historic sites and verdant nature with abundant clean water. Must-visit sites include Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko-zan Rin-noji Temple and Nikko Futarasan-jinja, which were granted UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status in 1999 as Shrines and Temples of Nikko; and the Oku-Nikko wetland, which was designated as a Ramsar site in 2005. Beautiful seasonal landscapes are also attractive features of Nikko, such as the early spring greenery and fall foliage at Kegon Falls and Ryuzu Falls.
Mt. Fuji Forests & Mountains Must-See
Nikko Cultural Heritage Sites Must-See
Nikko Historical Places Must-See