While living or visiting Japan, Nikko is a "must see".
Located approximately 140km north of Tokyo in Tochigi Prefecture, it's considered one of the most beautiful places in Japan.

The reason? Here are a few:
One mausoleum ( Taiyu-gu Reibyo Mausoleum), three Shrines (Futarasan Shrine , Toshogu Shrine and Rinnoji Shrine), a Botanical Garden, a Japanese Garden (Shoyo-en Garden) a Cedar Avenue and Hot Springs.

Unfortunately for us, we had the bad luck to visit on a day of pouring rain that drove us to the shelter of our hotel earlier than expected. But even so, I really enjoyed the beauty of the craftsmanship at those shrines. Due to the popularity of the sites it can be very crowded so be prepared to take it slow.

Edo Wonderland doesn’t normally feature in the guide books, but I truly recommend it.
It’s a place where both grown-ups and kids will have fun and learn about the history of Japan.
You will be transported back in time to the Edo Period, into a traditional Japanese village where houses were rebuilt in period style, and people dress and act accordingly.
Don't miss the first Ninja Show, or the house where Ninjas practise their skills.

You will be amazed! Nikko, Tochigi Perfecture

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