""Nikko is Nippon"" Top 5 Page for this destination Nikko by dancinbudgie
Nikko Travel Guide: 338 reviews and 1,048 photos
On the way from Tokyo to Nikko we saw the "Nikko is Nippon" advertisement, and were thinking it must be hype..we were wrong. Nikko is everything you have heard and then some! A lot of people see this place as a day trip from Tokyo, but I really don't think that does it justice. We stayed 2 nights and were wishing for more time. Nikko is truly magnificent. The setting alone had me awestruck...so majestic, but the temples and shrines! It was like stepping in to another world. The sheer size of the complex is daunting. We had no idea it was so enormous and had planned on having a quick look in the morning before heading out to Lake Chuzenji. I was crazy to think it could be properly done. We never got to the lake and never missed it!
Most of the 'tips' you will find here are simply photographs...there is not much information to go with them, mostly because I was so lost in the moment that I never once bothered to check the guidebook, but just absorbed it all! It is however, a very visual place to visit...so I think the photo's are self explanatory. I hope you enjoy them!
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