In the 8th century, the Buddhist priest Shōdō Shōnin founded the first temple at Nikko, the temple of Rinnō-ji, on his way to Mount Nantai. The village became a renowned Buddhist-Shinto religious centre, leading the renowned warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu to choose it as the site for his mausoleum.
From the Nikko Travel Guide
Atsu-san is the most hospitable host imaginable and if you are looking for somewhere to stay that combines friendly, quirky and just about every other positive endorsement you can think of then Nikkorisou embodies it. Stay there and smile. I know I did. ... more
For backpackers, this is the best choice in Nikko! It is extremely accessible to both "Tobu-Nikko" Station" and "JR Nikko" station, just within 3 minutes walk. You can easily unload your heavy backpacks and start your sightseeing in Nikko. Tourist information center, buses, etc. ... more
We were received at the bar in the corner, the girl had a good English level and led us to our room. It was a small studio, clean and with fantastic views at the station square and the mountains. Clean and quite spacious, it as been a good accomodation for a few days. We would return. ... more
Going to Tokyo for 6 days (ish) begining of Dec 05. Want to make the most of it (altho need to be careful of cash), any recommendations? Also, is Hakone, Kasatsu and Nikko worth a visit since I'll be in the neighbourhood? ...
10 days in Japan! What to do?
You can go some place cool and try an "onsen" (hot spring bath). The one I tried was in Nikko, but there are many in Japan. ...
Next stop on our tour of Japan was the small town of Nikko , home of the World Heritage listed Nikko Shrine and Temple complex and the National Park. We were waiting for the hour long bus ride to our ...
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Japan Day 3 - Day Trip to Nikko Part 2
The first temple in Nikko was founded more than 1,200 years ago along the shores of the Daiya River. The Shrine and templa ecomplex at Nikko takes a good 4-5 hours to see completely. A Y1000 ticket ...
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