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Nikko National Park, Japan

4.7
#54 of 2,782 in Nature in Japan
At Nikko National Park, you can explore one of the country's most renowned and scenic areas of natural beauty. Covering a huge 1,147.5 sq km (443 sq mi) the park incorporates ornate places of worship (deemed UNESCO World Heritage Sites), a serene lake, and dramatic waterfalls. Being a center for Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship, the park offers you the chance to observe some of Japan's most revered and impressive shrines, including the lavish Toshogu, and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first of the Tokugawa shogunate. The main pastime here is hiking, with trails of various difficulty navigating all over the park. Be sure to stand at the viewing point of the dramatic 80 m (264 ft) cascade of Kegon Waterfall, as it empties from the lake above. With our international travel planner, Japan attractions like Nikko National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A wonderful park, divine nature and also check out the cafe ar the entry - some nice marcha options, grewn tea and sweets. Overall, really lovely and totally worth the trip from Tokyo!  more »
  • We took a day trip to Nikko from Tokyo. You can get a Nikko World Heritage Pass which covers the round-trip regular train service to Nikko from Asakusa (takes 3 hrs with transfers), or around double t...  more »
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