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A DAY in NIKKO by TOBU RAILWAY

The sacred site of Nikko and all it's natural surroundings create for a blissful getaway in which one can relive history, experience nature and enjoy the local cuisine. Watch our friend Joel make the most of his day as he visits just a few of the attractions Nikko has to offer.

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Jinja Bukkaku
Temple and Shrine
There are many traditional temples and shrines in Nikko, and Joel is happy to learn certain cultural and traditional aspects of Nikko by visiting some of them. At Kanmangafuchi he saw about seventy statues of Jizo, or Ksitigarbha, specifically called as Bake-jizo here; standing among them and breathing in nature with fresh greenery and creeks he felt some kind of spiritual comfort in the air. At Rinnouji temple he offered prayers to Tachigi-kannon and looked on Japanese swords made by hand in the 14th century, which gave him a better knowledge about the craftsmanship Nikko boasts to the world.
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Yubo and Tofu
local food youba and tofu
Nikko provided Joel with a precious opportunity to experience gastronomy the static water of Japan's highest quality made possible. Gastronomy is a way of life where people make the most of fresh ingredients locally grown and harvested. And by preparing them for meals while paying due respect to the traditional culture of dining, people enjoy the delicate tastes of them. In the dietary culture of Japan, where vegetarianism plays an important role, bean dishes mainly of soy beans have long taken hold; and ‘yuba’, or bean curd skin, has developed as one of typical vegetarian dish. Nikko could figuratively be referred to as a head temple of tofu foods as the city has seen various facets of tofu-delivered cuisine culture steadily striking its root.
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Sangakushinkou
Mountain Worship
Sitting in zen meditation, or zazen, Joel focused on aligning his mind to set himself free from earthly desires, and began to understood why people believe in worshiping mountains in Nikko. For Japanese people the word 'kami,' which literally may be translated as gods and goddesses, has, in fact, a concept closer to that of 'nature' in itself; thus, the Japanese have a culture of nature worship.  Since ancient times, people have long honored a harmonious way of life, embraced by nature represented by mountains, rivers and seas, and interpreted their blessings and awes as 'kami.' Mountain worship means going into mountains, that is, into nature, and readjust one's sense of being with nature. Nikko has long prospered as a sacred ground of mountain worship, and there still reside ascetic mountain priests who do lie low in the mountains and worship them.
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Katayamashuzou
sake katayama shuzo
Joel is grateful for getting to know tasteful sake and kind people in Nikko. Nikko is blessed with most appropriate environment for sake brewing. Soft water, which is tender to palate flows from Nikko rage of mountains into the Daiya river, enhance the taste and flavor of sake; whereas great temperature difference in Nikko’s climate between cold and warm air contributes to fine sake making. Here you can take a backroom tour provided by Katayama Shuzo, a small but highly professional sake brewer, where you can enjoy sake tasting too.
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Nikkou kanaya hotel

Nikkou kanaya hotel

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Chuzenji hotel

Chuzenji hotel

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Nikko Astraea Hotel

Nikko Astraea Hotel

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Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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Kegon Waterfall

Kegon Waterfall

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Chuzenji Lake

Chuzenji Lake

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