People at Nikko is very nice, I arrived there around 7 PM. and I couldn't see any bus there, It's my lucky that I ask for the way to the hotel with local people, they had trying to find the hotel and finally they take me to the hotel by their car, I love Japan so much, I promise I will back to the Tochigi again.
Very beautiful natural surroundings and temples to visit, easily accessible and tourist friendly. However restaurants closes early, dinner options are either hotel food or less than great hole in the wall places that remains open late.
If you like snowing place please come to Nikko you will find snow all around. Temperature is very cold where is good for the one who like cold place or escape from hot city.
Friendly little mountain town with a wonderful World Heritage site. I have travelled around Asia for a long time but this place took my breath away.
Great city, peaceful and quiet city, great historical sites, you can spends whole day to explore the art of japanese building on this sites.
great lakes great waterfall great onsen, and easy and comfortable transportation. Nikko is Nippon
Nikko is one of the my best impressions in Japan. Nikko is very beautiful place with incredible various nature and historical atmosphere.
You should visit Nikko definitely.
A great place to relax, visit temples, a large popular waterfall, world heritage listed temples. See the real Japan just out of Tokyo.
Only need 2 days and should take your own car for easy access etc
Easy access from Tokyo by train. Highlands with rivers, waterfalls, lakes, hiking, trees, flowers. Also world heritage temples.
I absolutely fall in love with this city. All the main attractions are stunningly beautiful no matter what season you visit.
I surely will visit this city again in other season.
Should visit here once in a life time. I'm very impress with nature and the historical places here. It was stunning!
I enjoy Nikko national park and beautiful small town with many Onsen. Temple and Palace are great and stunning.
Nice view along the road and convenience to go around with local bus.
If you are considering Japan and want an experience away from the crush & over populated cities go to Nikko.
For a calm relaxed history filled short stay you can't go wrong! It is a little hilly & the Temples have lots of steps so best enjoyed by those with good mobility & an average level of fitness or above. We are in our 50's, a little overweight but found the walking doable & we both lost a bit of weight!
By the time you arrive at Nikko Station, you had better ask for the timetable for bus and map of Nikko.
Bus-pass will save you money (but still very expensive). Gotta try the farm's milk and ice-cream at both farm on high plain or the store near train station.
Nikko / Kinugawa regions have beautiful mountain secenery, historical temples/shrines and great onsens.
In theory, the best time to visit would be spring, summer and autumn when the daylights are longer, climate milder and more colourful. But winter is also a good time to go as the places will be less crowded with tourists, the mountains are covered in white with a austere beauty and serenity, and the onsen will be doubly enjoyable!