Winter in Nikko is a spectacular season when the Kegon Falls freeze over to form stunning icefalls. The main waterfall has a height of 100m, and the Kegon Falls is ranked as one of Japan’s top three most beautiful waterfalls.
Senjogahara, a marshland also located in the Nikko National Park is 1400m above sea level and one of the largest in Honshu, the main island of Japan. Come during winter and you can see different appearances of the plateau. Do take some time to admire its panoramic beauty that is blanketed in a picturesque layer of snow.
Besides nature, Nikko has excellent cuisine as well! "Yuba", Nikko's specialty, also known as tofu skin, should be familiar to Singaporeans as an ingredient that frequently appears in dim sum. Nothing can beat a bowl of hot Yuba to warm your body after spending your time outdoor in the winter landscape. In Nikko, aside from being able to sample exquisite and delicious Yuba cuisine, you can also visit factories that manufacture and sell Yuba, and even try out scooping freshly made Yuba which has a superb soft texture!
Nikko National Park
Access :Yumoto, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture
Operating hours :
How to get there :From Tokyo, it is approximately 50 minutes by Tohoku Shinkansen. Get off at JR Utsunomiya Station. Change to the JR Nikko Line and get off at JR Nikko Station after about 45 minutes.
Access :3589-6 Akahori Inokura, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture
How to get there :From Tokyo, it is approximately 50 minutes by the Tohoku Shinkansen. Get off at JR Utsunomiya Station. After about 45 minutes by bus, get off at the Seinen Sports Center Guchi Stop and walk for 15 minutes.
How to get there :9am to 5pm (Tours from 10am to 3pm) Only the shop is open on Sundays. *Reservations for yuba scooping experience is required. Reservations are accepted up till 1 week before. Please check website for dates when factory is closed.