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Nikko

Unwind among an abundance of natural wonders

Nikko is a town located in Nikko National Park, just two hours from Tokyo. This beautiful retreat is a UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring historical shrines and temples set in the lush beauty of central Honshu. Its spectacular mountains, forests, and lakes make it a destination with universal appeal. The region features excellent hot springs, multiple waterfalls, plenty of hiking trails, and the clear water of Lake Chuzenji and Lake Yunoko. The Nikko Kaido Suginamikimichi is a forest path that winds through the park, lined with thousands of ancient cedar trees. It is a peaceful delight in high summer or under a covering of snow.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, the lake became popular as a summer retreat for the wealthy Tokyoites who enjoyed its cool summer temperatures. Now, Nikko is home to traditional inns and luxury hot-spring resorts — many of them secluded deep in the forest for the ultimate escape. Explore deep snow in the winter, sun-dappled forests all summer, and a riot of colors in autumn, and don’t forget to enjoy a soak in the hot springs no matter the time of year. Nikko is always open for relaxation.

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