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Nikkō is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 84,197, and a population density of 58.1 persons per km². Its total area is 1,449.83 km². It is a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists.


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1 - Nikkō Tōshō-gū

   10 km away

Nikkō Tōshō-gū is a Tōshō-gū Shinto shrine located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Together with Futarasan Shrine and Rinnō-ji, it forms the Shrines and Temples of Nikkō UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 42 structures of the shrine included in the nomination.

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2 - Shinkyō (God Bridge)

   9 km away
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3 - Kayaking Tours in Nikko

   9 km away

【OUTLINE】 Discover the hidden beauty and nature of Japan! This is a scenic tour where you can enjoy the unexplored areas of Lake Chuzenji from land and water using a compact, portable rubber boat called a "pack raft." 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Walk on foot to Lake Chuzenji's south coast, a place seldom explored by tourists and home to some of the region's most beautiful scenery. ・Our single-seater pack raft boats are incredibly user-friendly, meaning anyone may confidently enjoy Lake Chuzenji. ・Along the way, you will experience the history of Lake Chuzenji, including the memorial park for the British/Italian Embassy villa. ・And if you are lucky, you may encounter some of the wildlife in the area!

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4 - Kinugawa Onsen

   12 km away

Kinugawa Onsen is a hot spring resort in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan. The place is named after the Kinugawa River, which flows through it.

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5 - Kegon Falls

   18 km away

Kegon Falls is located at Lake Chūzenji in Nikkō National Park near the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The falls were formed when the Daiya River was rerouted by lava flows.

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6 - Bird Watching in Nikko

   9 km away

Highlights In winter when food is scarce, you can see small birds gathering to feed on the fruits of Malus sieboldii. You can see waterbirds gathering at Kotokunuma when covered with snow in winter. Let's see how the birds spend cold winter in harsh conditions. Solitary snipe*・Mallard・ Japanese wagtail・Rustic bunting・Eurasian wren, Long-billed plover*・Brown dipper・Japanese wagtail・ Coot・Tufted duck・Common pochard・White-tailed eagle*・Steller's sea eagle*・ Common goldeneye・ Common merganser・ Peregrine falcon* Common pochard Japanese wagtail

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7 - Kanuma

   18 km away

Kanuma is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 August 2020, the city had an estimated population of 94,926 in 36,795 households, and a population density of 190 persons per km². The total area of the town is 490.64 km².

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8 - Lake Chūzenji

   21 km away

Lake Chūzenji is a scenic lake in Nikkō National Park in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It was created 20,000 years ago when Mount Nantai erupted and blocked the river. The lake has a surface area of 11.62 km² and a circumference of 25 km.

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9 - Ice Climbing in Nikko

   9 km away

【OUTLINE】 With a towering 25m ice wall located next to the Chojiga Waterfall in the Nikko Kirifuri Plateau as your backdrop, enjoy a breathtaking ice climbing experience. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・This is the only place in Japan where you can experience ice climbing on a natural ice wall within just 2 hours from Tokyo! We are located just 15 minutes for the closest station! ・Use a huge 25m-high and magnificent ice wall that stands right next to the Kirifuri Hidden Waterfall in Nikko as your backdrop! ・Don't have the equipment? You can rent all equipment required for climbing, such as axes and crampons ・We also provide basic lectures, so even beginners can take up this exciting challenge

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10 - Culinary Tour in Nikko

   9 km away

This is the ideal pick for time-tight travelers wanting to discover lots of Nikko’s highlights in a day. Avoid the potential confusion of public transportation system, and travel comfortably in a private vehicle instead. Nikko is a truly diverse destination. Ornate shrines coexist with towering peaks, dramatic waterfalls, rejuvenating hot springs and sublime cuisine. Discover all its gems, from world famous to undiscovered. In addition to its many historical and cultural tourist attractions, Nikko is also renowned for its beautiful mountain scenery. Your English speaking driver will fully support your fantastic and efficient trip in Nikko. Note*1: This tour will end at Nikko Tosho-gu. Note*2: Tour details has a possibility of change depending on the place of your meeting point and traffic conditions. Please feel free to ask us if you have any special request for your itinerary. We will do our best to meet your request.

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11 - Mountain Bike Tours in Nikko

   9 km away

・This tour is a "Go To Travel" product promoted by Japan. (The price is displayed after discounting 35%) ・The national qualification "interpreter guide" regularly guides tourists to Japan Arranged so that Japanese people can enjoy it. (Participants are Japanese and foreigners residing in Japan, and guidance is available in English) ・The travel planner for this tour is "GK B-IKE". The operating company is "GG & TS". Also, the travel form is “order-based planned travel”, and the travel contract is set at the time of application. Approximately, it will be established. (Travel conditions before booking (Please check https://www.nta.co.jp/yakkan/nta/juchu.htm) ・We can arrange the original plan, so if you have any request, Ask using the communication tool "Messenger" on this reservation site Please match. Basic course (example) Nikko City-Suginamiki-Suigo Bridge-Kirifuri Bridge-Toshogu (Visit) ~ Lunch ~ Dainichi Bridge ~ Haunted Jizo (Visit) ~ Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Park ~ Nikko City Total distance: 23km, elevation change 540m-400m-650m-540m

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