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Nikko National Park

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Address: Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
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USD 137.57*
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Best of Edo Japan: Nikko National Park and Edo Wonderland Day Trip from Tokyo
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Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

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Long day all worth it .

Did the whole thing from bridge to temple to shrine and the history walk. The walk is the best part. Long and tiring navigating through the stone paths but absolutely worth it... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the whole thing from bridge to temple to shrine and the history walk. The walk is the best part. Long and tiring navigating through the stone paths but absolutely worth it . Do cater at least a day for this and you need to rush a little as its a really long walk.

Thank Keithlhk
Kota Kinabalu
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44 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good place to visit outside of the city. It's has a good combination of nature and historical sites that you'll feel like you're in paradise. There are lots of shrines here. The main shrines can be accessed via the bus, but you can also take the historical walking tour following a simple map (and help of... More 

Thank Kevin Y
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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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508 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

2 Thank JudyGraham
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

3 Thank warren D
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 

2 Thank Tara T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

Thank Pedro P

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