This Nikko region we call home is not only a historic area known for Nikko Tosho-gu, etc., but also a land abundant with nature’s gifts. Here, we’d like to introduce to you the charms of Nikko through photographs of Nikko’s four seasons and other media.
There are 48 waterfalls in Nikko, the most famous among them being Kegon Falls. Along with Nachi Falls in Wakayama prefecture and Fukuroda Falls in Ibaraki prefecture, Kegon Falls is part of what is referred to as “Japan’s Three Great Waterfalls.” The sheer force and beauty of water falling from a height of 97 meters is the epitome of nature’s majesty.
Located in Nikko, Tochigi prefecture, in the northern part of Japan’s Kanto region, Nikko Tosho-gu was built in 1617 (Genna 3) and enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Bakufu (Tokugawa shogunate), who is deified as Tosho Daigongen. This shrine serves as the head shrine to other Tosho-gu shrines throughout Japan.
There are many other wonderful sightseeing spots in Nikko.
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