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 Taiyuinbyo, and is more traditional in design. It is part of the Rinno-ji 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!
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights