Nikko Guided Tour2 -Not used
To experience the richness of the countryside, Nikko is the best!
Nikko in Tochigi-Prefecture is located 2 hours north of Tokyo by train and more than 600m above sea level, which is the same height as the Tokyo sky-tree.
Nikko is a part of Nikko National Park, and the “Shrines and Temples of Nikko” are registered as a World Heritage Site. In this tour, you can see the historic sacred site, in which magnificent architectures and artistic achievements are in harmony with heavily forested surroundings. Founded in the 8th century, Nikko developed into a great religious center in Eastern Japan in the medieval period. After Toshogu-shrine, the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, was built in the 17th century, Nikko flourished for a pilgrimages. Those who visited for worship were Shoguns, Imperial envoys, feudal lords and ordinary people.
Nikko is rich in beautiful nature and Japan’s history, culture and religion.
In spring, you can see green leaves, cherry blossoms and spectacular festivals.
April 13 through 17…..Yayoi Festival
May17….Spring festival of Toshogu-shrine Yabusame( Archery on horseback)
May18….Spring festival of Toshogu-shrine Colorful procession of 1,000 samurai
In autumn, you can see colored leaves and festivals.
October16….Autumn festival of Toshogu-shrine Yabusame( Archery on horseback)
October17….Autumn festival of Toshogu-shrine Colorful procession of 1,000 samura
From late October to mid-November….. The best period to see the autumn leaves
No traveler to Japan should miss the experience of the historic sacred site, Nikko!
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