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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 great opportunity to experience authentic, regional cuisine which is made possible by Japan’s highest quality water. Gastronomy is a way of life in Nikko, where people create beauty out of fresh ingredients, locally grown and harvested. And, while preparing these ingredients for meals, paying due respect to traditional cuisine, people enjoy a wide range of delicate flavors. In the dietary culture of Japan, where vegetarianism [from Buddhism] plays an important role, bean dishes, mainly from soy beans, have long been highly respected. Thus, yuba or bean curd skin, has developed as one of the typical vegetarian dishes. In a sense, Nikko can figuratively be referred to as the head temple of tofu foods, as the city has seen a blossoming of tofu-derived taking route.
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Sangakushinkou
Mountain Worship
For Japanese people, the word ‘kami,’ which literally may be translated as gods and goddesses, has, in fact, become a concept closer to ‘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 the mountains, that is, into nature, and experiencing one’s sense of being one with nature.Nikko has long prospered as a sacred place for mountain worship, and there still reside ascetic mountain priests, who live in solitude in the mountains and worship them.
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Katayamashuzou
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Joel was grateful for getting to know tasteful sake and the kind people in Nikko. Nikko is blessed with the most appropriate environment for sake brewing. Soft water which is tender to palate, flows from Nikko’s mountain range into the Daiya river, enhancing the taste and flavor of sake; great temperature differences in Nikko’s climate - between cold and warm air - contribute to fine sake making. Here you can take a backroom tour provided by Katayama Shuzo, a small but highly professional sake brewer, and 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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