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Recommended history hot spots (Nikko)

2017.03.08

One of the representative UNESCO World Heritage sites of Japan is the “Nikko no Shaji” (Shrines and Temples of Nikko, Tochigi). It is composed of 103 buildings and structures and their surrounding historic remains (cultural landscape) such as Nikkotoshogu, with its magnificent Yomeimon Gate, enshrining Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun of the Edo Shogunate; Mt. Nikko Rinnoji Temple that has Taiyuin Mausoleum which enshrines third Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu; and Nikko Futarasan Shrine which enshrines Mt. Nantaisan which is the main peak of the Nikko mountain range, as an object of worship. Here, we introduce you to must-visit hot spots when traveling to shrines and temples of Nikko.

Recommended history hot spots (Nikko)
Taiyuin’s Main Hall, Mt. Nikko Rinnoji Temple

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Mt. Nikko Rinnoji Temple’s Main Hall (Sanbutsu-do Hall) *Under renovation until March 2020

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Taiyuin Mausoleum’s Yasha-mon Gate, Mt. Nikko Rinnoji Temple

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Futarasan Shrine’s Kanbashi Bridge

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Futarasan Shrine’s Hall of Worship

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Futarasan Shrine’s Main Hall

●Mt. Nikko Rinnoji
●0288-54-0531
  ●Nikko Futarasan Shrine
●0288-54-0535 (Nikko Futarasan Shrine Office)
●8:00-17:00(April –October) / 9:00-16:00(November-March
●Open year-round

Nikko Kanaya Hotel’s “100 Years Rice Curry”—recreating curry with a recipe written during the Taisho era

Nikko Kanaya Hotel’s “100 Years Rice Curry”—recreating curry with a recipe written during the Taisho era
Having started business as a lodging facility for foreigners in 1873, Kanaya Hotel is one of Japan’s representative classic hotels. Many worldwide eminences such as Einstein and Helen Keller have stayed at the hotel. At their coffee lounge, “Maple Leaf,” “100 Years Rice Curry,” is a noted dish recreated using a recipe from the Taisho Era found in the warehouse of the hotel in 2003. First you can enjoy sweetness, and then gradual hot spiciness spreads in the mouth. You are sure to enjoy some nostalgia and novelty in one bite.

Nikko Kanaya Hotel’s “100 Years Rice Curry”—recreating curry with a recipe written during the Taisho era2
Hundred Years Rice Curry (beef, chicken, duck, or fried rainbow trout) 2,052 yen

●Nikko Kanaya Hotel Coffee Lounge “Maple Leaf”
●0288-54-0001
●1300, Kamihatsuishimachi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture
http://www.kanayahotel.co.jp/nkh/
●9:30-17:30 (LO) * Hundred Years Rice Curry is served 11:00-17:00 (LO)
●Open year-round

Extend your journey to Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji, and Senjogahara Marshland

Extend your journey to Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji, and Senjogahara Marshland
Stretching at the foot of Mt. Nantai, the lakeside of Lake Chuzenji used to be flourished as the resort for diplomats. Many vacation houses of embassies of Western countries were built in the area after the mid-Meiji era. Today, British Embassy Villa Memorial Park among others retains the atmosphere of those days. Spectacular Kegon Falls is 97 meters high and is known to be one of the top-three falls of Japan. If you extend your journey to Oku-Nikko, you will find Senjogahara, a high altitude marshland and noted hiking spot.

Extend your journey to Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji, and Senjogahara Marshland2
Kegon Falls

Extend your journey to Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji, and Senjogahara Marshland3
Senjogahara Marshland

●Nikko City Tourism Association
●0288-22-1525
http://www.nikko-kankou.org

*All information above was last updated February 1, 2017. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.

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