Things to see and do - Nikko
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Nikko Travel guide
Nikko : Michelin's recommendations
It is best to spend the night at Nikko and get up early to beat the crowds of tourists who come on day trips from Tokyo. Nikko offers a taster of the quintessential Japan of wood block printing, dreamy haiku and stone lanterns, moss paths among the cedars, and giant cedars. Many of the treasures of this spellbinding city have been preserved, including marvellous Shinto and Buddhist shrines with World Heritage Site status. The Shin Kyo Bridge commemorates the arrival, in the 8C, of the monk who founded the city; it spans the Daiya, whose banks are littered with seated Buddhas and ex votos.
Tourist attractions Nikko : Things to see and do
Derrière le Rinno-ji J - Nikko
Among the many temples of the holy city of Nikko, Tosho-gu is recognised as the finest example of architectural virtuosity and freedom of expression in ornamentation. The 18C builders, aided by 15 000 craftsmen, excelled themselves. The five-storey p..
1er temple à l'entrée du site J - Nikko
After crossing the Daya River on the back of intertwined snakes, Shodo Shonin fainted upon seeing the remarkable natural beauty of this spot. He founded Rinno-ji shrine here in order to house Kannon. All this happened 12 centuries ago. The temple has..
Face au Futarasan J - Nikko
This mausoleum is coupled with a Buddhist temple and a forest of wild cedars protects the whole complex. Taiyu-in houses the body of Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604-1651), the grandson of the first shogun. A shaded path marked out with lanterns leads to the m..
Kamihatsuishi-machi 1300 J - Nikko
Offering rooms with free internet access, Nikko Kanaya Hotel houses 4 dining options and a seasonal outdoor pool. A free shuttle service is provided between the hotel and Tobu Nikko Station. Nikko Kanaya is a 6-minute drive from the Nikko Toshogu Sh..
Yasukawa-cho 6-48 J - Nikko
Guests can enjoy soaking in the indoor and outdoor public hot-spring baths at Nikko Senhime Monogatari. Massages can be requested and a sauna room is available for an extra relaxation. A free shuttle is available from JR Nikko Train Station and Tobu ..
Aioicho 3-1 J - Nikko
Featuring an indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, 2 dining options and a terrace, Hotel Classic is located in front of JR Nikko Station. It offers cosy rooms with free wired internet. Modern rooms are decorated in warm colours, with soft lighting, a..