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Enjoy Japanese Nature and History With These 10 Awesome Things to Do in Nikko

Nikko City in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture is an attractive tourist site for Japanese people and foreigners alike. It boasts beautiful nature such as waterfalls, lakes, and mountains, as well as some great historical places. If you are looking to enjoy both Japanese nature and history, check out these 10 awesome things to do in Nikko!…

Check Out These 30 Great Hotels for a Perfect Stay in Beautiful Nikko in 2018!

The celebrated and unrivaled beauty of Nikko, a city in the northern Kanto region, is widely known in Japan and around the world. The Japanese have a saying, “Never say ‘kekko’ until you’ve seen Nikko”, kekko meaning “to be satisfied”. It’s easy to see why! Nikko is a charming city in the mountainous Tochigi Prefecture,…

4 Ways to Relive the Days of the Japanese Samurai at Nikko’s Edo Wonderland!

The Edo (江戸) period was one of the most definitive periods of Japanese history in terms of art, culture and society. This was also the era in which Japan earned its name as the Samurai Country. Edo Mura (江戸村; Edo Village), also known as Edo Wonderland (日光江戸村), in Nikko (日光) gives visitors a chance to…

The Reason Why Foreigners Well Informed About Japan Prefer Rent-a-Cars Over Trains

When someone asks you “Is Japan a train society or a car society?” you might answer that Japan is a train society since it is known for its technologically advanced railway system. Trains Do Not Cover All of Japan? It is true that the railway networks in Japan’s urban areas are exceptionally developed compared with…

Get out of Tokyo and Enjoy a Cheap Mini-Vacation Relaxing in a Private Onsen

A mere two hours away from the noise and lights of Shinjuku is the semi-forgotten onsen town called Kinugawa. With a direct express train leaving from Shinjuku station and the option of a free or reduced price onsen bus leaving from Ikebukuro, it is easy to get out of town for a night. Kinugawa att-japan.net/…

Discover the Magic of Nikko National Park and Its World Heritage Sites!

Explore one of Japan’s most beautiful natural experiences at Nikko National Park. It is surrounded by peaceful plateaus, cascading waterfalls, towering forests and serene lakes which are unparalleled beauties of nature. Its solitude is a perfect place for the green traveler in search of pristine Japanese heritage. It is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites…

5 Reasons You Must Visit Nikko, A City Rich in World Heritage Sites

When people think of a trip to Japan, many think of only visiting Tokyo and Kyoto. However, you will also have an enjoyable experience in Nikko – a great place with a long history in Japan. It is also only one and a half to two hours away from Tokyo. Here are 5 reasons why…

Celebrate the Start of Spring with the Yayoi Festival in Nikko!

One of the festivals which mark the beginning of Japanese spring is called the Yayoi Festival. This is held in Nikko, a town popular for lavishly decorated shrines and temples. It is held on the 13th of April with the main attraction on the 17th where you will see a parade of beautiful floats. Gota…

Ojizo-sama, Guardian of Travelers!

Have you seen these small cute smiling faces carved on stone on the road sides of Japan? These sculptures will never go unnoticed by any traveler. These are found near the mountains, temples, bridges or at the end of a street. Generally, these sculptures are called Dosojin, protector of travelers and pedestrians. Author’s photo In…

Take Irohazaka Winding Road, the Ultimately Scenic Driving Route

Traveling is fun in Japan. There are so many unique experiences to try. When you travel, the thought of getting to your destination should be fun as well. If you’re on your way to Tochigi Prefecture, try driving on Irohazaka Road. newsnish.com/ These are a pair of winding roads connecting the lower elevation around central…
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