Things to see and do - Nikko
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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
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
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
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..
Tokorono 1550-38 J - Nikko 321-1421
Hotel Casual Euro is a 10-minute drive from Nikko Toshogu Shrine and 1.6 km from JR Nikko Station. It offers a public bath, free parking and free Wi-Fi access in public areas. Rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each features a..
Yasukawa-cho 6-48 J - Nikko 321-1432
Prix Prices from : 31968 JPY
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 ..
Hanaishicho 1825-3 J - Nikko 321-1435
Prix Prices from : 7300 JPY
A 10-minute drive from Nikko Train Station, Hotel Natural Garden Nikko offers 24-hour operated indoor/outdoor hot-spring baths and a relaxing outdoor terrace at the restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available at the public areas and free complimentary coffee..