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The Awe-Inspiring Town of Nikko – Things to Do & Travel Guide

Even though Nikko’s listed as a common day trip from Tokyo, it’s a little off the beaten path. This town, which revolves around its several temples and shrines, was founded in the 8th century, but its popularity grew in the Edo period as it became the burial spot for the Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the famous Tokugawa Shogunate. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nikko

Nikko

A Brief History of Nikko

The town was established when a monk named Shodo established Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple at the site, which you can still visit today. Several hundred years later, in 1616,… Continue reading
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Destinations
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