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  • Hours: Open Daily
  • Admission: Free

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Nikko National Park

The Nikko National Park is home to Buddhist shrines, incredible lakes, mountains, and natural beauty. It is renowned for its Botanical Garden, the intricate Iemitsu's mausoleum, and the Toshogu Shrine, which is the most ornate and lavish shrine in all of Japan.

The Toshogu Shrine is Nikko's main attraction. A mausoleum dedicated to the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, the shrine was designed by over 15,000 craftsman in two years, and is distinguished for its rich colors, elaborate carvings, and ornate details in gold leaf.

As for the Iemitsu's mausoleum, it is known as Taiyuinby, and is more traditional in design. It is part of the Rinnoji Temple, which is dedicated to the Buddhist monk who introduced Buddhism to Nikko.

The Nikko National Park is also known for its natural beauty. Popular destinations include Lake Chuzenji, which is surrounded by forests and has wonderful hot springs, Kegon Waterfall, and Ryuzu Waterfall. And there is the not-to-be-missed Nikko Botanical Garden, which has over 1,500 different plant species!

Practical Info

Different subway lines and buses run throughout Nikko National Park. You can also get there by train or by car.

Tours & Tickets

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Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 286 Reviews

Explore the scenic shrines and breathtaking countryside of Nikko National Park on a relaxing day trip from Tokyo. Famous for its stunning beauty amid natural ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.02

14-Day Classic Japan Tour: Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima and Kyoto from Tokyo

Discover the cultural highlights of Japan, from the neon-lit streets of modern Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto, on this 14-day tour through the Land of ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights

From USD $4,625.00

Best of Edo Japan: Nikko National Park and Edo Wonderland Day Trip from Tokyo

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Visit Nikko on a partially guided day trip from Tokyo to learn about the fascinating era when Tokugawa Ieyasu ruled Japan. Take a guided tour of a UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.30

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