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Nikko Travel Guide

Nikko is situated to 135 Kilometers to the North of Tokyo, it's a small city close to Nikko National Park, is most known for the Toshogu, this place is renowned for its splendidly decorated shrine complex and mausoleum of Tokuga leyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868) reposes.

The Nikko National Park also offers attractions such as Lake Chuzenji, the Kegon Waterfall, Mount Nantai, the marshlands around Lake Ozenuma, and various hotspring resorts like Chuzenji Onsen, Yumoto Onsen and Kinugawa Onsen.

Nikko served as a center of Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries, and Nikko National Park provide scenic, mountainous landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails.

Colorful leaves born in the Nikkon's autumn give a very beautiful and special atmosphere, particularly in the area around Lake Chuzenji. The best times to observe the leaves depend on the natural elevation and year: For Yumoto and Lake Chuzenji it is generally mid October and for central Nikko early to mid November.

To view colorful leaves at the Japan's autumn has been a common natural action in Japan for many centuries and now a lot of persons arrive to visit some strategic places for this reason.

Nikko Travel Guide - Nikko Festival
Nikko Festival
Nikko Travel Guide - Buddhist statues
Buddhist statues

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