Sapporo, Japan - Nikko, Japan 27 days trip

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Sapporo, Japan

2 nights Tue. Sep 01-Thu. Sep 03

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Abashiri, Japan

1 night Thu. Sep 03-Fri. Sep 04

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Kushiro, Japan

1 night Fri. Sep 04-Sat. Sep 05

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Hakodate, Japan

1 night Sat. Sep 05-Sun. Sep 06

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Hirosaki, Japan

2 nights Sun. Sep 06-Tue. Sep 08

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Hiraizumi, Japan

1 night Tue. Sep 08-Wed. Sep 09

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Matsushima, Japan

2 nights Wed. Sep 09-Fri. Sep 11

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Omachi, Japan

1 night Fri. Sep 11-Sat. Sep 12

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Toyama, Japan

0 nights Sat. Sep 12

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Takayama, Japan

2 nights Sat. Sep 12-Mon. Sep 14

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Kyoto, Japan

5 nights Mon. Sep 14-Sat. Sep 19

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Himeji, Japan

0 nights Sat. Sep 19

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Osaka, Japan

2 nights Sat. Sep 19-Mon. Sep 21

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Nara, Japan

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Hakone, Japan

2 nights Mon. Sep 21-Wed. Sep 23

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Tokyo, Japan

4 nights Wed. Sep 23-Sun. Sep 27

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Nikko, Japan

0 nights Sun. Sep 27

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Things to do in and around Sapporo

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  • Ginza, Tokyo in the Rain
  • Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, 北海道神宮, 札幌, 北海道, 日本, ほっかいどうじんぐう, さっぽろし, ほっかいどう, にっぽん, にほん
  • Mount Okura Ski Jump Stadium, Sapporo
  • Moerenuma Park
  • Shikotsu -Toya National Park ● 登別地獄谷
  • Historical Village of Hokkaido, Sapporo
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  • City of Furano
  • A walk by the canal at Otaru-8
   
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Sapporo

Japan, Hokkaido region

Night lifeCultureFood2 nightsTue. Sep 01 - Thu. Sep 03

Full of color and bursting with energy, this city is home to plenty of green places, vibrant nightlife, and a superb culinary scene.

Sapporo is the fourth largest city in Japan by population, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Sapporo is known outside Japan for having hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, the first ever held in Asia, and for the city's annual Yuki Matsuri, internationally referred to as the Sapporo Snow Festival, which draws more than 2 million tourists from around the world. The city is also home to Sapporo Brewery and the white chocolate biscuits called shiroi koibito. Sapporo is known as the birthplace of miso ramen, a ramen noodle dish using miso, and Sapporo ramen is also widely known.
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Things to do in and around Abashiri

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  • Masyuko lake 摩周湖 (摩周湖第一展望台)
  • Cherries
  • サロマ湖
  • My favorite view in Japan.
   
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Abashiri

Japan, Hokkaido region

Nature1 nightThu. Sep 03 - Fri. Sep 04

Located on Japan’s east coast, this city is known for its variety of museums, the scenic seashore, and its nature and wildlife.

Abashiri is a city located in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Abashiri is known as the site of the Abashiri Prison, a Meiji-era facility used for the incarceration of political prisoners. The old prison has been turned into a museum, but the city's new maximum-security prison is still in use. Hokkaido has a brewery called Abashiri which sells a range of beers, including Bilk, a blend of beer and milk. Abashiri is also home to a flower garden with a wide range of flowers. In the winter, tourists visit the city to watch the drift ice.
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Things to do in and around Kushiro

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  • エッグ EGG(Ever Green Garden)
  • Masyuko lake 摩周湖 (摩周湖第一展望台)
  • Red crested Japanese cranes near Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Cherries
  • My favorite view in Japan.
   
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Kushiro

Japan, Hokkaido region

Nature1 nightFri. Sep 04 - Sat. Sep 05

Known for its marine industry and literary heritage, this port town still retains its early 20C charm.

Kushiro is a city in Kushiro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Kushiro Subprefecture, as well as the most populous city in eastern Hokkaido. Kushiro has been an important port because it is more reliably ice-free during winter. There are several mountains, lakes, rivers, and national parks in the vicinity. Ice hockey is one of the most popular winter sports in Kushiro.
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Things to do in and around Hakodate

  • 函館 Hakodate
  • Hakodate City Tram 800 Series @ Hakodate Station, Route 5
  • 五稜郭 ごりょうかく Goryokaku Hakodate Hokkaido Japan
  • Hakodate
  • トラピスチヌ修道院2 Trappistine Monastery
  • Bodai-ji, Mount Osore, Mutsu
  • 三内丸山遺跡 Sannai Maruyama Ruins
  • Cityview
   
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Hakodate

Japan, Hokkaido region

Food1 nightSat. Sep 05 - Sun. Sep 06

One of the first international port cities in Japan, Hakodate is dotted with architectural curios and is famed for its seafood.

Hakodate is located in the centre of Kameda peninsula. The city is overlooked by Mount Hakodate, a forested mountain whose summit can be reached by hiking trail, cable car, or car. The night view from the summit is renowned in Japan as one of the best in the country, and one of the top three in the world along with Hong Kong and Naples. An obscure local nickname of the bumpy mountain is Gagyūzan (Mount Cow's Back), alluding to the way the mountain resembles a resting cow. The former Goryokaku fort is now used in as a public park and is popular in Hokkaido for hanami (cherry blossom viewing).
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Things to do in and around Hirosaki

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • Big waterfall
  • 三内丸山遺跡 Sannai Maruyama Ruins
  • Flow
  • 城ヶ倉大橋
  • Bodai-ji, Mount Osore, Mutsu
  • 酸ヶ湯温泉
   
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Hirosaki

Japan

2 nightsSun. Sep 06 - Tue. Sep 08

An authentic Japanese destination visited by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Hiraizumi

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • Matsushima Bay
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  • It only took 3 hours on foot, John Beach
  • Risshakuji, Yamadera is a scenic temple located in the mountains northeast of Yamagata City
   
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Hiraizumi

Japan

1 nightTue. Sep 08 - Wed. Sep 09

An authentic Japanese destination visited by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Matsushima

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • Matsushima Bay
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  • Miyagi Zao Fox Village 2015
  • It only took 3 hours on foot, John Beach
  • Risshakuji, Yamadera is a scenic temple located in the mountains northeast of Yamagata City
  • Sunrise at Takaragawa Onsen
   
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Matsushima

Japan

2 nightsWed. Sep 09 - Fri. Sep 11

An authentic Japanese destination visited by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Omachi

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • Lake Suwa, Suwa, Nagano, Japan
  • Spring at Kamikochi.
  • Early spring of The Japan Alps Yari-Hodaka Mountain Range : 早春の北アルプス槍・穂高連峰
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Omachi

Japan

1 nightFri. Sep 11 - Sat. Sep 12

An authentic Japanese destination visited by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Toyama

  • Mt. Tsurugi and central Toyama city
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  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • 富山城
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  • Spring at Kamikochi.
   
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Toyama

Japan, Chubu region

0 nightsSat. Sep 12

Surrounded by mountains and the sea, visitors to this city can enjoy beautiful scenery, lush nature, and delicious cuisine.

Toyama is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan, located on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The area of present-day Toyama city was part of ancient Etchu Province. The Toyama Plain is good farmland and historically it was a point of strategic and traffic importance since prehistoric times. Local attractions include botanic gardens, Toyama Castle, museums, and an athletic park. There are also several annual cultural festivals and events held in Toyama.
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Things to do in and around Takayama

  • Early spring of The Japan Alps Yari-Hodaka Mountain Range : 早春の北アルプス槍・穂高連峰
  • I love this old town.
  • Hida Folk Village
  • 20131010 23 Takayama - Autumn festival 高山祭
  • Takayama Jinya
  • Spring at Kamikochi.
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  • Hirata Folk Art Museum
  • Merchant's house and garden, Takayama
  • Glass
  • The World Heritage Shirakawa-go Panoramic View : 世界遺産白川郷全景
  • Lake Suwa, Suwa, Nagano, Japan
  • Mt.Tsubakuro~伸びる稜線
  • Ryokan Yarimikan (Japan)
   
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Takayama

Japan, Chubu region

Small townsNatureActiveHistoricCulture2 nightsSat. Sep 12 - Mon. Sep 14

Located at the heart of the Japanese Alps, Takayama is a beautiful small town, home to elegant 17C architecture, galleries, and historic temples.

Takayama is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Takayama was settled as far back as the Jomon period. The town and its culture, as they exist today, took shape at the end of the 16C, when the Kanamori clan built Takayama Castle. However, the high altitude and separation from other areas of Japan kept the area fairly isolated, allowing Takayama to develop its own culture over about a 300-year period. Its main attractions include the surrounding nature, shrines, museums, and architectural curios.
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Things to do in and around Kyoto

  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Kyoto street.
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  • Fushimi-Inari Taisha, Kyoto
  • Daitoku-ji, Kyoto
  • 奈良 Nara
  • Arashiyama
  • Katsura Imperial Villa and Gardens, Kyoto
  • Raku Museum 樂美術館
  • Nishiki Market, Kyoto
  • Kinkaku-ji
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • Illumination
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  • Ginkaku-ji @ Kyoto
  • Kyoto national museum
  • Nanzen-ji Aqueduct
  • Kobe
  • Storage house for sacred rice at Ise Grand Shrine
  • Kiyomizu-dera / Kyoto
  • Shoren-in Temple, Kyoto
  • Gion District, Kyoto
  • Kodai-ji Temple
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  • Northwest Kyoto - Ninna-ji
  • Adashino Nembutsu-ji Temple
  • Mount Koya
  • Osaka!
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  • Tenryu-ji
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  • Cascade
   
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Kyoto

Japan, Kansai region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life5 nightsMon. Sep 14 - Sat. Sep 19

The capital of Imperial Japan for a whole millennium, the charming Kyoto is full of museums, cultural monuments, castles, and parks.

Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. Although archaeological evidence suggests human settlement in Kyoto began as early as the Paleolithic period, relatively little is known about human activity in the area before the 6th century AD, around which time the Shimogamo Shrine is believed to have been established.
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Things to do in and around Himeji

  • Island
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  • Koko-en Garden
  • Himeji city
  • Kyoto Sunset
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Himeji

Japan, Kansai region

HistoricCulture0 nightsSat. Sep 19

Originally a castle town, this city is home to historic landmarks including its iconic castle, temples, and a botanical garden.

Himeji has been the center of Harima Province since Nara period. After the Battle of Sekigahara, Ikeda Terumasa received a fief at Harima Province and established the Himeji Domain. He expanded the Himeji Castle and its castle town. Himeji was the capital of Himeji Prefecture (later Shikama Prefecture) since 1871, but the prefecture was merged into Hyogo Prefecture in 1876. The city of Himeji was established on April 1, 1889. After the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake, the Japanese government reportedly considered moving the nation's capital from Tokyo to Himeji.
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Things to do in and around Osaka

  • Osaka!
  • Osaka
  • Shitenno-ji III
  • もこもこハルカス
  • Tempozan Ferris Wheel
  • Kyoto Sunset
  • 奈良 Nara
  • Osaka Castle
  • 桜の通り抜け
  • Universal Studios Japan
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  • Arashiyama
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
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  • Sumiyoshi Taisha
  • Dotonbori, Osaka
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Osaka

Japan, Kansai region

FoodNight lifeCultureHistoric2 nightsSat. Sep 19 - Mon. Sep 21

A bustling urban center, Osaka blends Japanese innovation with ancient traditions, and offers superb culinary experiences.

Osaka has a large number of wholesalers and retail shops. The stores along the arcade include commodities, clothing, and catering outlets. Osaka is known for its food, in Japan and abroad and its fine sake, which is made with fresh water from the prefecture's mountains. Osaka's culinary prevalence is the result of a location that has provided access to high quality ingredients, a high population of merchants, and proximity to the ocean and waterway trade. In recent years, Osaka has started to garner more attention from foreigners with the increased popularity of cooking and dining in popular culture.
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Things to do in and around Nara

  • 奈良 Nara
  • Todai-ji temple, Nara Japan
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  • Kasuga Taisha (Kasuga Grand Shrine), Nara-0586
  • Isuien garden in Nara
  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Arashiyama
   
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Nara

Japan, Kansai region

HistoricCulture0 nightsMon. Sep 21

A culturally significant city, Nara is full of Japanese heritage, historic landmarks, as well as a wealth of shrines and temples.

Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan. Eight temples, shrines and ruins in Nara remain: specifically Tōdai-ji, Saidai-ji, Kofuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gango-ji, Yakushi-ji, Toshodai-ji, and the Heijo Palace, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the legendary history of Kasuga Shrine, a mythological god Takemikazuchi arrived in Nara on a white deer to guard the newly built capital of Heijo-kyo. Since then the deer have been regarded as heavenly animals, protecting the city and the country.
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Things to do in and around Hakone

  • Hakone, Japan
  • Sightseeing Cruise @ Lake Ashi @ From Togendai to Hakone-Machi
  • Hakone Ropeway
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  • Hakone - Fuji Sengen Jinja
  • Fuji and Sakura
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  • POLA Museum
  • Coffee bath
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  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
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  • Yokohama by night
   
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Hakone

Japan, Kanto region

Small townsNatureActiveCulture2 nightsMon. Sep 21 - Wed. Sep 23

Providing easy access to the national park surrounding Mt. Fuji, this charming town also offers museums and traditional hot springs.

Hakone is a town in Ashigarashimo District in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The economy of Hakone is strongly dominated by the tourist industry. Hakone is noted for its onsen hot spring resorts, which attract both Japanese and international visitors due to its proximity to the greater Tokyo metropolis and to Mount Fuji. Sights include the volcanically active Owakudani geysers and Hakone Shrine on the shore of the lake, as well as the Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands. In April the cherry blossoms (sakura) and in autumn the Miscanthus sinensis (susuki) are noted sights. Hakone also has a number of art museums, including the Hakone Open-Air Museum and Pola Museum of Art.
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Things to do in and around Tokyo

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  • Tosho-gu Shrine
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  • Toyokan, Tokyo National Museum
  • Senso-ji
  • Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens
  • Edo Tokyo Museum
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  • Fuji and Sakura
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  • Yakiniku in Ueno. Tokyo-150527-7
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Ueno zoo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yokohama by night
  • Kamakura...
  • Asakusa, Tokyo
  • mori art museum
  • Kabuki-Cho
  • Sakura at Chidorigafuchi Park
  • sarushima beach
  • 2007-10-06 Nihonminkaen 216
  • ooedo onsen monogatari
  • Yanaka - Tokyo
  • Shinjuku 13-10-26
  • tokyo museum
  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
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Tokyo

Japan, Kanto region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 nightsWed. Sep 23 - Sun. Sep 27

Brimming with undeniable energy, Japan's capital and largest city is a vast metropolis full of museums, parks, and cultural monuments.

Tokyo Metropolis is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and most populous city of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868. Many tourists visit the various downtowns, stores, and entertainment districts. Among a multitude of attractions you may find museums, markets, gardens, shrines, castles, and many more.
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Things to do in and around Nikko

  • Nikko, Tochigi, Japan
  • Tosho-gu shrine
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  • Nikkō Tōshō-gū shrine
  • Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa
  • Nikko National Park 15
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Nikko

Japan, Kanto region

NatureHistoricSmall townsActiveCulture0 nightsSun. Sep 27

Favored by locals and travelers alike, the city offers an array of cultural monuments, shrines, hot springs, and many fun activities.

Nikko is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kanto region of Japan. Attractions include the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikko Tosho-gu) and that of his grandson Iemitsu (Iemitsu-byo Taiyu-in), and the Futarasan Shrine, which dates to the year 767. There are also many famous hot springs (onsen) in the area. Elevations range from 200 to 2,000 m. Nikko is heavily dependent on tourism to its historical and scenic sites and hot spring resorts. Hydroelectric power production, food processing, and the metals industry remain important components of the economy.
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