) is a city at the gateway of the Nikko National Park, known for Toshogu, Japan's most elaborate casket and the tomb of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the creator of the Tokugawa shogunate. Nicko had been a centre of Shinto and Buddha devotion for many hundreds of years before Toshogu was constructed in the 16th century, and Nikko National Park still offers picturesque hilly scenery, seas, waterfalls, boiling water sources, rugged apes, and walking paths.
The Okunikko area around Lake Chuzenji is famous for its nice fall colours (Koyo). The colours begin to descend from the higher altitudes of Yumoto Onsen at the beginning of October, are best around Lake Chuzenji and Irohazaka Street in the middle to end of October and arrive in the city of Nikko in the first half of November.
Nicko is on the Japanese Romantic Road. Nikko's most important sanctuary. The former Nikko residency of the imperial family. Devoted to Nikko's holy hills. Holy jumper at the entry to Nikko's crypts. Mount with a magnificent view of Lake Chuzenji. The lake at the bottom of Mount Nantai. Lovely swamp area with beautiful walking paths.
Thermal bath in the Nationalpark. This is a cascade known for its fall colours. Nikko's most infamous cascade. The temple on the shore of Lake Chuzenjiko. The road that connects the city with Okunikko. Thermal spa resorts with amusement park near Nikko. Recreation area with footpaths and thermal baths. Opposite the Nikko chapels and sanctuaries.
Cheap guesthouse loved by international visitors, 15 min walking distance from Nikko's churches and sanctuaries.
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The Nikk? website includes a large area (1,449.83 km²) of countryside northwest Tochigi about 140 km from Tokyo and 35 km from Utsunomiya, the main town of Tochigi Prefecture.... After Takayama and Hamamatsu it is the third biggest town in Japan (by area). The Watarase River as well as the Kinugawa River cross the town.
The lake Ch?zenji and the Kegon Falls are located in Nikk?, as is the Nikko Botanical Garden. The Nikk? website enjoys a moist continent with a Köppen Dfb class climatic class, featuring cool, snow-rich winters and predominantly warm, very damp summers. Most of the weather is very summer. The Nikk? is much colder than the nearest parts of Honshu as it is located at an elevation of 1298 metres above sealevel.
Nikk? evolved around these tempels. Nikk?-g? was finished in 1617 and became an important attraction for local people during the Edo era. Within this space several new streets were constructed to facilitate easy accessibility to Nikk? from the neighbouring area.
Rinn? Nikk?-g?, Futarasan Shrine and Rinn?-ji now make up the UNESCO World Heritage Shrines and Temples of T?sh?. In the Meiji era, Nikk? grew into a hill village and became particularly beloved by overseas Japanese people. In 1890, the Japanese State Railway started operations with the Nikk? line, followed by the Tobu Railway in 1929 with the Nikk? line.
The Nikk? was founded in 1889 as a small Kamitsuga district. In 1954, after the merger with the neighbouring Okorogawa settlement, it was elevated to the rank of capital. March 20, 2006, Nikk? took over the old part of Imaichi, the old part of Ashio (from the Kamitsuga district), the Fujihara district and the Kuriyama hamlet (both from the Shioya district) to form the official new and enlarged Nikk? municipality.
Imaichi' s new Town Council is situated in the former Town Council of Imaichi; the former Town Council Nikk? is now Nikk? Town Council - Nikk? Satellite Office. The Nikk? website is highly dependant on tourists for its historic and natural sights and thermal spas. There are 23 elementary and 15 secondary modern and three high school buildings.
Shinkyo Bridges, one of Nikko's icons. Nicko is known for his apes, which run around the village in winters looking for nourishment. Outside the capital, the local people often tell the visitor to take a stroll and tell the story of the statue as they go back.
The hometown of the Nikk? Ice Bucks in the Asia League Ice Hockey. In the Kirifuri Ice Arena, the Women's Ice Hockey World Championship (Division I) took place in April 2007.