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"Never say 'kekko' until you've seen Nikko," kekko meaning satisfied, magnificent or beautiful. Nikko is home to the Nikko National Park and home to the mausoleums​ of the Tokugawa shoguns. The 1,000 samurai parade is held every May 18th and Oct. 17th to commemorate the 1617 enshrinement. Nikko is a popular sightseeing and vacation spot for locals, with everything from shrines, national forests and amusement parks.

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Yokohama Art Trick Museum

Rawrrr!Just a few days ago my friends and I went to the beautiful Chinatown in Yokohama. After eating some delicious harumaki (spring rolls) at on...Read more

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Tobu World Square

This theme park exhibits more than a hundred 1:25th scale replicas of famous buildings from around the world, including UNESCO-designated World Cul...Read more

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Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine

This Shinto shrine is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikko" and the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogun...Read more

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    Edo Wonderland

    Edo Wonderland is a theme park where you can experience a reproduction of an Edo period village.Read more

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    Lake Chuzenji

    Lake Chuzenji is a large lake in Nikko and part of the Nikko National Park. The lake was formed by the eruption of Mount Nantai, which can be viewe...Read more

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    Nikko National Park

    The Nikko National Park consists of the Nasu volcanic zone and mountain range that spans across Gunma, Tochigi and Fukushima prefectures.Read more

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    Kegon Falls

    The only outlet for Lake Chuzenji, which was formed by the natural damming of a river after Mount Nantai erupted, this waterfall has a 97-meter​ dr...Read more

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    Cedar Avenue of Nikko

    Part the old Nikko Kaido route, this 35.4-kilometer trail—which is the longest tree-lined avenue according to the Guinness Book of World Records—le...Read more

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    Kinugawa Onsen

    Kinugawa Onsen is a hot spring that runs along the Kinugawa River in Nikko.Read more

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