8 Sights in Nikko, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Nikko, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Nikko, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Nikko

1. 足尾銅山観光

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The Ashio Copper Mine was a copper mine located in the town of Ashio, Tochigi, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. It was the site of Japan's first major pollution disaster in the 1880s and the scene of the 1907 miners' riots. The pollution disaster led to the birth of the Japanese environmental movement and the 1897 Third Mine Pollution Prevention Order. It also triggered changes in the mine's operations, which had played a role in the 1907 riots, part of a string of mining disputes in 1907. During World War II the mine was worked by POW forced labour.

Wikipedia: Ashio Copper Mine (EN)

2. Shōyō-en garden

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Shōyō-en (逍遥園) is a Japanese garden located next to the Sanbutsudō Hall of Rinnō-ji Temple in Nikkō. It was constructed in early Edo period, but reformed in the beginning of 19th century. The garden was given its name by a Confucian scholar Issai Sato. There is a pond containing carp in the middle; stone lanterns, bridges, bamboo fences, a pagoda, and a small tea house adorn the garden.

Wikipedia: Shōyō-en Garden (EN)

3. Futarasan-jinja shrine

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Futarasan jinja (二荒山神社) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is also known as Nikkō Futarasan Shrine, to distinguish it from the Utsunomiya Futarayama Jinja, which shares the same kanji in its name. Both shrines claim the title of ichinomiya of the former Shimotsuke Province. The main festival of the shrine is held annually from April 13 to April 17.

Wikipedia: Futarasan shrine (EN)

4. Onsen-ji Temple

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Onsenji (温泉寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Yumoto, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, and is a separate temple of Rinnoji Temple. The mountain number is Mt. Nikko. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai. A bathtub is made by drawing hot springs from the source of the storehouse, so anyone can visit. The period is from mid-April to late November.

Wikipedia: 温泉寺 (日光市) (JA)

5. 報徳二宮神社

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Hōtoku Ninomiya Shrine (報徳二宮神社, Hōtoku Ninomiya Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The gods of the festival are Ninomiya Sontoku, Ninomiya Sonko, the illegitimate son of Sontoku, and Tomita Takakei, the younger brother of Sontoku Takakei. The former company is a prefectural company.

Wikipedia: 報徳二宮神社 (日光市) (JA)

6. Chuzenji Temple

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Chūzen-ji (中禅寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Utagahama on the shore of Lake Chūzenji in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is a separate temple of Rinnoji Temple, which has been registered as a World Heritage Site, and is positioned as the 18th of the Bando 33 Kannon Sacred Sites.

Wikipedia: 中禅寺 (日光市) (JA)

7. Tobu World Square

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Tobu World Square

Tobu World Square (東武ワールドスクウェア) is a theme park in Kinugawa Onsen, Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan. The theme park contains over a hundred 1:25 scale models of famous buildings, including UNESCO-designated World Cultural and Heritage Sites, complete with 140,000 1:25 miniature people.

Wikipedia: Tobu World Square (EN), Website

8. Takinoo-jinja Shrine

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Takinoo-jinja Shrine

Takinoo Shrine (滝尾神社, Taki-no-o-jinja), or Takio Shrine, is a Shinto shrine located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is affiliated with Futarasan Shrine in the same city, and has been a World Heritage Site in Nikkō Shrine and Temple since 1999.

Wikipedia: Takinoo-jinja (FR), Website


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