Nikko, a vast region surrounded by mountains, is known for its UNESCO World Heritage site, Toshogu Shrine. In addition to its historical significance, Nikko boasts breathtaking landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, and a variety of hot springs to choose from. Experience the unique beauty of Nikko as you immerse yourself in its natural and cultural wonders.
The easiest way around Nikko is by public transportation or car, as Nikko consists of multiple distinct areas that can be quite far from each other.
Travelers can opt to buy the following passes to get around:
Travelers who come by train usually get off at Tobu-nikko station. From there, multiple busses connect the different areas within Nikko.
The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda airport in Tokyo.
We recommend staying here for about three days.
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.
Yunishigawa Duck Tour: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Kinugawa Line Riverboat: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Akechidaira Ropeway: click here for the most up-to-date information.
Ski resorts in Japan typically run from December until the end of April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow.
Nikko Yumoto Onsen Ski Resort: click here for the most up-to-date information.
There are two famous festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information.
For the exact location of the festivals, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.
Toyama Bishamonten Ennichi Festival
Date: January 3rd
Time: 00:00 - 14:00
Date: January 4th
Time: 10:00 - ???