While the Nikko area is well known, Tochigi also home to hidden gems like Nasu, a locale that's great for fans of hiking and hot springs.
Though located near the ever-popular area of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture's capital city of Utsunomiya rarely gets the attention that it deserves.
Located near Nikko in Tochigi, Furumine Shrine is a hidden gem that pays homage to the tengu as well as the quasi-mythical hero, Yamato Takeru.
The deeper areas of Nikko are sadly often passed up by tourists but Lake Chuzen-ji is a really relaxing spot that really ought not to be missed!
While not exactly a hidden gem per say, the Nikko area is a destination that many overseas visitors to Japan fail to properly experience.
While most overseas visitors make a beeline for the Toshogu Shrine, Nikko’s roots actually predate the Tokugawa shogunate by nearly 1,000 years.
Taiyuin-byo is the mausoleum of the third shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu. It's located in Nikko, right next to the ornately iconic Toshogu Shrine.