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Nikko
Highly recommended
Nikko The Essential
Highly recommended

It is best to spend the night at Nikko and get up early to beat the crowds of tourists who come on day trips from Tokyo. Nikko offers a taster of the quintessential Japan of wood block printing, dreamy haiku and stone lanterns, moss paths among the cedars, and giant cedars. Many of the treasures of this spellbinding city have been preserved, including marvellous Shinto and Buddhist shrines with World Heritage Site status. The Shin Kyo Bridge commemorates the arrival, in the 8C, of the monk who founded the city; it spans the Daiya, whose banks are littered with seated Buddhas and ex votos.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Nikko
Tosho-gu
Tosho-gu
Among the many temples of the holy city
60 minutes
Taiyu-in
Taiyu-in
Taiyu-in mausoleum is the resting place
30 minutes
Rinno-ji
Rinno-ji
Shodo Shonin was so taken by the purity
30 minutes
Tamozawa Imperial Villa
Tamozawa Imperial Villa
The Imperial Villa of Tamozawa, the
60 minutes
Futarasan-jinja
Futarasan-jinja
Founded in 782 by the priest Shodo
30 minutes
Tosho-gu Museum of Art
Tosho-gu Museum of Art
The abbot of Choyokaku brought in the
90 minutes