Welcome to Nikko

  • Nikko
    Nikko
  • Nikko Tosho-gu
    Nikko Tosho-gu
  • Kegon waterfal
    Kegon waterfall
  • Chuzenji lake
    Chuzenji lake
  • Nikko edomura
    Nikko edomura
  • Kimono
    Kimono in Nikko
  • Nikko
  • Nikko Tosho-gu
  • Kegon waterfall
  • Chuzenji lake
  • Nikko edomura
  • Kimono in Nikko
  • Welcome to Nikko

    Nikko is located in the northwestern part of Tochigi prefecture. With its famous temples, abundant nature and popular spots, it is visited by many tourists every year. It is a perfect destination for be enjoyed with family and friends, such as day trips from Tokyo and staying at Onsen area.

    Nikko map
    Welcome to Nikko!

    There are many attractive spots in Nikko!

    World heritage and beautiful nature

    • Chuzenji lake

      The beautiful spot for Autumn leaves "Chuzenji lake"

      Lake Chuzenji is a dammed lake created by the eruption of Mt. Nantai about 20,000 years ago.
      You can enjoy hiking and boating in the summer, hunting for autumn leaves in the fall, and winter sports in the winter.
      It is also known as the highest lake in Japan. Especially in autumn, it is a popular spot visited by many tourists as a famous spot for autumn leaves.

      Access
      30 Minutes by car from Tobu Nikko Station
      Best Season
      October - November
      Chuzenji lake
      Chuzenji lake
    • Kegon Waterfall

      The beautiful spot for Autumn leaves "Kegon Waterfall"

      Kegon Falls is the most famous waterfall in Nikko, and there are many waterfalls. The height is about 100 meters, and straight down to the rocks below creating a dynamic! The trees around the waterfall are usually the most colorful from October to November, it is famous beatiful spot for Autumn leaves.

      Access
      30 Minutes by car from Tobu Nikko Station
      Best Season
      October - November
      Kegon waterfall
      Kegon waterfall
    • Nikko Tosho-gu

      The most famous spot in Nikko

      Nikko Toshogu is a World Heritage Site that represents Japan.
      It is famous for the shrine where Ieyasu Tokugawa, who established the Japanese shogunate as the first shogun and led the country during the Edo period, was enshrined.
      People from all over the world come and are fascinated by its beauty.

      Access
      5 Minutes by car from Tobu Nikko Station
      Best Season
      October - November
      Nikko Tosho-gu
      NIKKO TOSHO-GU
    • Nikko Edomura

      You can travel back in time to the Edo!

      Step back in time to 17th century Japan!
      Travel back in time to Japan in the 17th century! Nikko Edo Village is a wonderland where you can experience the culture of the Edo period in Japan. There are 5 areas, and you can enjoy the unique cityscape.
      You can also rent kimono and try Edo cuisine.

      Access
      10 Minutes by car from Kinugawa Onsen Station
      Nikko Edomura
      Nikko Edomura
    • Nishi-sando Chaya

      Enjoy sweets and drinks made with local ingredients!

      Nishi-sando Chaya is located down the slope from Nikko Futarasan Shrine.
      It's a perfect place for a short break.
      There are many shops where you can enjoy foods and sweets made with Tochigi ingredients, so you can have a great time with your family and friends.

      Access
      5 Minutes by car from Nikko Station
      Nishi-sando Chaya
      Nishi-sando Chaya
    onsen

    Experience the great nature of Nikko

    The best Onsen area!

    • Kinugawa Onsen

      Onsen area in Nikko

      Kinugawa Onsen is a small town known for near by Kinugawa River.
      There are many Onsen hotels along the Kinugawa River, and you can enjoy the expressions of the four seasons.
      It is crowded with more than 2 million guests a year.

      Access
      Kinugawa Onsen station by Tobu Railway tracks
      Best season
      September-November
      Blue Pond
      Kinugawa Onsen
    • Yunishigawa Onsen

      Onsen area in Nikko

      Yunishigawa Onsen is a hot spring located in Nikko National Park in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture.
      Ryokan and private houses are lined up along the Yunishi River.
      You can enjoy local cuisine that feels the four seasons, such as river fish, delicacies of wild birds, deer, bears, and salamanders.

      Access
      Yunishigawa Onsen station by Tobu Railway tracks
      Best season
      September-November
      World Heritage SHiretoko
      Yunishihgawa Onsen
    Prefecture of Nikko
    Tochigi
    Access to Nikko from Tokyo
    2.0 hours by train, 2.0 hours by car
    Best season
    Octover to November
    Climate *April – June
    Average temperature around 10 - 18°, getting warm.
    April is still cold, but May is warm and very comfortable to stay.
    June is the rainy season, so rainfall is high throughout the year.
    Climate *July – August
    Average temperature around 21 – 23°, it will be about 30 degrees in the daytime, but it will be cool in the shade of a tree, and at night it will drop to about 20 degrees regardless of the daytime temperature, so no air conditioning is required.
    Climate *September – November
    Average temperature around 12 - 19°, being a little chilly. Recommended to bring a long sleeve jacket since it can be cold in the morning and during the night. It is best season for visiting Scenic Spot for Autumn leaves, such as Kegon Waterfall, Chuzenji lake and Mt. Hangetsu.
    Climate *December – March
    Average temperature around 0 - 4°, being a cold. It gets cold during the day, so we recommend that you bring a thick coat or down jacket.
    This season is crowded with people who enjoy winter outdoor sports such as snowshoes and cross-country skiing.