Nikko in Tochigi has a population of some 16,000 people.
Nikko is situated approximately 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Chiba and about 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of the national capital Tokyo.
Some of the more revered historical sites in and around Nikko are the places of worship that have faithfully stood here for generations. The Rinno-ji Temple and the Nikko Temple are two of Nikko’s most popular examples of these. Take the time to enjoy the solemn atmosphere at these remarkable places.
Escape the city by planning a trip to the nearby nature parks, such as Nikko National Park and Oze National Park. These natural parks are delightful places for families to discover the local flora and fauna.
While vacationing in the Nikko area, make time in your schedule and head to the local botanical gardens to escape the bustle of the city and admire a collection of plants, trees and flowers. Allow plenty of time to learn about the wide range of plants on display.
Nature lovers will want to check out Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, a place where families can spend time outdoors. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, throw a Frisbee, or just relax in the shade. This park will suit whatever mood you're in.
Nikko is one of those special destinations that reveals its hidden gems to those who who step off the main tourist trail. Regardless of how many attractions you’ve managed to fit into your itinerary, no holiday to this city would be complete without checking out the Toshogu, the Shinkyo, the Futarasan Shrine and the Taiyuinbyo.