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Nikko National Park

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Address: Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
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Beautiful place

This place is very beautiful with breathtaking views. There are a lot of temples. A magical land full of history and culture. Do not miss this place when visiting Japan.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is very beautiful with breathtaking views. There are a lot of temples. A magical land full of history and culture. Do not miss this place when visiting Japan.

Thank Sabin C
Scotland, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good bus service to all attractions. Wide range of shops and restaurants, though not all open in evening off season. However it was nice to be there wthout many people about, and weather fine.

Thank Anthony G
Main Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful spot with well maintained and significant temples. At weekends it gets very crowded. We walked the Takino Path, through the forest, which was very beautiful. You can get a walking map from the tourist office. I would recommend this as when you get past the main temples, everything is in Japanese, so a map with pictures, helps you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you are planning a visit to Nikko and like trekking, Nikko National Park is worth a day. I have done it several times including mid-winter when heavy snow blocked some of the trails and a group of visitors from India on my bus remarked that it was the first time they had ever seen snow. I particularly like the... More 

2 Thank warren D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nikko is a day trip from Tokyo, and we were happy to do it. The area is well maintained, the temples beautiful and the atmosphere full of religious respect. Just remember that in summer it can be very hot, bring a hat and some water for your stroll.

1 Thank Romangirl79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

It was quite the walk from the train station (shuttles are available, but the walk was an experience on its own). A nice walk, really. When I'm in a new place, I like to walk as much as possible so I can take in the local scenery. And once you get to the park, the feeling is unreal. The scenery... More 

1 Thank Tara T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Spent 2 wonderful and refreshing days in Nikko ,love the natural surroundings and lush forests .Only made a quick stop at the Unesco Heritage temples and shrines - this attraction can be crowded at peak visiting hours as I prefer to spend more time wandering to quiet nature sites .One of the highlight of my trip was walking the path... More 

2 Thank Siew Ping Y
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting Nikko for the first time and this is just a gem in Japan, so beautiful and with a lot of culture this is quite a natural wonder with the waterfalls and tracks in the parks where you can appreciated the trees and the natural around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Even with the off and on rain it was a wonderful day! The huge cedar trees and architecture is absolute stunning! I just wish that we could have had a couple of days to enjoy the beauty of this place! We took the bus from the train station. It was cool and rainy and there are a lot of hills,... More 

1 Thank Darlene H
Grenoble, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We took the 4-day Tobu pass at the Asakusa station in Tokyo. Unfortunately we took the Tobu bus on a saturday morning up to Lake Yumato. Leaving Nikko at 8:30 am we got there at 11am, standing all the way on a packed bus, without any security for passengers through dozens of hairpin turns. Everywhere else in Japan passengers have... More 

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