"History and Nature Tours All in One!" Nikko by mim95

Nikko Travel Guide: 338 reviews and 1,048 photos

I spent 4 days in Nikko and the surrounding area in late-summer of 2005. The town of Nikko was very quiet in the early mornings and evenings as many tourists came here only as a day trip. I don't think it's possible to enjoy everything that Nikko can offer in one day. You can barely see the major historical sites in a day. And you'll miss the nature side of Nikko beyond the town center.

Most people come here for the UNESCO world heritage sites. But in addition to history, there are plenty of activities one can do: hiking to the mountain top, getting wet from the waterfalls, walking on natural trails on the highland, soaking in the hot spring, boating on the lake...

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  • Pros:Rich in history and has beautiful scenery
  • In a nutshell:Do not just come here for a day! There is so much to do!
  • Last visit to Nikko: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2011 at 2:24 AM

    This really is a very pretty area, one I wouldn't mind seeing!

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Its a beautiful bridge and nature picture in Nikko.

  • nizora's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 9:18 AM

    Thank you for sharing your memory.Love them all.

  • banksieg's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2007 at 7:03 PM

    Love the pics&tips, I'm planning to go to Nikko next October :)

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2007 at 9:41 AM

    Every page must begin with the snake bridge - like the 11th Commandment. We did not visit the lake and the waterfalls, spent the whole day at the shrine. Your images are beatiful. N.

  • sakikot's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2007 at 5:51 PM

    Thank you for the comment! Yeah, Kamakura is beautiful place, especially in this season. People visit there in June to see hydrangeas.

  • Pixiekatten's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2007 at 1:17 PM

    Amazing pics!! specially loved the waterfalls.. hm hm .. maybe I'll go back to Nikko anyway! ;))

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2007 at 11:15 AM

    Very good and interesting tips!!!!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2007 at 2:28 AM

    The youth hostel is great in Nikko! Good recommendation!

  • kevanrijn's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2007 at 4:52 PM

    I was in Nikko many, many (almost 30!) years ago. It does not look as if it has changed. A lovely place indeed. I love your photos.


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