This article introduces the highlights and access information of famous tourist spots in "Nikko".
Attractive point of "Nikko"
Nikko Toshogu is a shrine dedicated to Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1617.
Nikko Toshogu has been repaired for six years from 2013 to 2019, and has now been restored to a very beautiful state.
One of the most famous is ”Yomeimon gate”.“Yoyomon gate” is a national treasure and has a very luxurious decoration.
Other attractive points are the three monkeys.
Three monkeys represent "Do not say, do not listen, do not see"
A traditional Japanese event, “Yabusame” will also be held in May. While riding a horse, shoot a bow and shoot the target. It originated over 1000 years ago as a play for nobility.
Nikko famous food is "Yuba Soba Noodles". Yuba is made from soybeans. Yuba soba noodles topped on soba are a specialty of Nikko, so please try it.
You can go to Nikko Toshogu by train. Trains leave from Tokyo Asakusa and Tochigi Utsunomiya. Each method is described below.
From Asakusa to Nikko
①Tobu limited express「Kegon」
You can go directly from Asakusa to Nikko. This train is limited express!! So, you must Bording ticket and Limited express ticket.
- Time required：1 hour 50 minutes
- Fare of train：2,500 Japanese Yen
From Utsunomiya to Nikko
②JR Nikko line
- Time required：50 minutes
- Fare of train：770 Japanese Yen
You can go directly from Utsunomiya to Nikko. This train does not require an express ticket.
Nikko is a recommended tourist destination that can be reached from Tokyo and Utsunomiya.
Let's feel the history of Japan ^^