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- This article is about Nikko the city; see Nikko (priest) for the founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism.
Nikkō (日光市; -shi) is a city located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is a popular destination for Japanese tourists, housing the mausoleum of famed shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Nikko Toshogu) and that of his grandson Iemitsu, as well as the Futarasan Jinja, a shrine which dates to the year 767. There are also many famous hot springs (onsen) in the area. The mountains west of the city are part of Nikko National Park and contain some of the country's most spectacular waterfalls and scenic trails.
The lavishly decorated Yomeimon Gate of Toshogu Shrine
Carving of the god of thunder in the Nitenmon Gate of Taiyuin-byo Shrine
Carving of the Three Wise Monkeys on a stable in Toshogu Shrine
- Official website in Japanese
- NIKKO : THE WORLD HERITAGE SHRINES AND TEMPLES OF NIKKO Official website for World Heritage Site in English
- Wikitravel: Nikko
- Nikko area marge conference in Japanese
- Nikko Tourist Information Center in Japanese
- Nikko Tourist Information Center in English
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