Nikko National Park
Nikko National Park
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The Nikko National Park is one of the first national parks in Japan that was established on December 4, 1934. The park area covers three prefectures, which are Fukushima, Tochigi and Gunma with a total area of 114,908 ha. Most of the park area is a mountainous area belonging to the Nasu volcanic belt and is spread into the following mountains: Mt. Shirane (Mt. Nikko-Shirane) with an altitude of 2,578 m which is the highest mountain in the North Kanto, Mt. Nantai with an altitude of 2,486 m which is known as a sacred mountain from the ancient times, and Mt. Chausu (Mt. Nasu) with an altitude of 1,917 m which is still an active volcano. Further, plateaus spread at the foot of these mountains, to which crater lakes, impressive waterfalls and gorges with beautiful autumn leaves add colors. Meanwhile, a perfect fusion of several historic buildings including shrines and temples registered as the World Cultural Heritage sites and the surrounding natural landscapes can be appreciated.
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,955 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Combine Nikko National Park with the Shrines over the course of a couple days. Many visitors just come to Nikko for the shrines, but the National Park is a must. You can spend an entire day here. Whether it be for hiking, taking in the sites, or admiring the waterfalls, there is something for everyone.
Written 10 May 2024
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Susan T
Mount Pleasant, WI599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It is really neat to see national parks in different countries and Japan was no different. The natural scenery is beautiful and not a very far hike. Very accessible.
Written 6 May 2024
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Resistist
267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Was raining when I went, but it was still nice. Its spread out maybe more than you would expect, but as long as you have the time its nice to walk.
Written 13 March 2024
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This gorgeous national park, a quick train-ride from Tokyo, is a beautiful trip away from the rush and press of urban life. It has breathtaking waterfalls and lots of hiking trails that cater to different levels, and there are nearby temples if you want to sit and relax for a bit.
Written 7 May 2020
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patrickperbkk
Perth, Australia1,181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
It's a perfect day trip from Tokyo to Nikko; and Nikko National Park is a must place to visit. The park has all Nikko Top Attractions, including Shinkyo bridge, Rinno Ji, Nikko Toshogu and Futarasan Jinja.
It's highly recommended to get an early train from Tokyo as many visitors visit Nikko late morning.
Written 12 April 2020
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Marc F
Tokyo, Japan42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
When most people think of Nikko, they think of the UNESCO World Heritage Toshogu Shrine, and for good reason - the 500 year old shrine is spectacular. What many visitors don't realize is that the Nikko National Park is fantastic for hiking, camping, trail running, cycling and more. It really is a nature lover's paradise.
Written 15 March 2020
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Nina C
103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I've gone to Nikko only in the fall - the most popular time. However, I could see it being a great summer spot, too. The hikes are gorgeous and the waterfalls even more spectacular. I highly recommend taking a car as some of the foliage viewing roads are best enjoyed from a relaxing car and not a packed public bus.

Nikko is also known for yuba dishes. Yuba is the nutritious and delicious tofu skin. We had some great yuba dishes!!!
Written 12 March 2020
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704tiah
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
I had come to Nikko for the first time years ago as a university student, I was amazed at the rich amount of history there was. Not just in Toshogu Shrine but the area surrounding the hill the shrine sat on. As s student studying Japanese in the US at the time it was the first place I really got to connect with the materials I was learning.

I wanted to come back and enjoy another trip to Nikko and came with some friends it was easy to do since I was living in Tochigi at the time. We had an amazing time just relaxing in the hot springs in the area and chilling in the area near our hotel which was also near Toshogu Shrine. I've now since moved to Tokyo and it's still an easy trip to go up and come back from. Highly recommended. 6-time visitor.
Written 9 March 2020
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Austin A
Kamakura, Japan10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Nikko National Park is located close to Tokyo and can use Shinkansen (bullet train) to get there with very reasonable time. Nikko can be visited over the weekend for it offers so much to do from hiking in really peaceful cedar tree forest to visiting very significant as well as historical facilities built early 1600's by Tokugawa Shogun. This place is as good as visiting Kyoto but closer to Tokyo.
Written 5 March 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It is an amazing park with a lot of things to see.
I visited this park during the weekend traveling from Tokyo. I spent one day in here.
I enjoyed the culture and food as well.
Written 17 December 2019
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