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Beautiful Destination!

A September 2005 trip to Nikko by Mikey Bikey

Shinkyo Bridge  Photo, Nikko, Japan More Photos
Quote: I first visited Nikko in 1986. I had the opportunity to return almost 20 years later. I found it fantastic both times!

Beautiful Destination!

Overview

Shinkyo Bridge  Photo, Nikko, Japan
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The World Heritage Monuments in Nikko are the thing to see. These are monuments built to famous dead people--mostly the last two shoguns. The National Park is pretty good, too, if you've got the time and want a more "natural" experience. The waterfall is nice, but it's one of those places where the Japanese must get their photo taken.Quick Tips: This makes a nice train trip from Tokyo, either as a day or overnight trip. It can also be used as a nice stop on a trip to northern parts of Japan. If you're staying for more than a few days in Tokyo, or headed north, I would say that this is a must-visit.Best Way To Get Around: A train to Nikko, either JR through Utsonomiya or the...Read More
Nikko Kanaya Hotel Photo, Nikko, Japan
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This joint has been in operation for 130 years! It's a historical artifact! As a result, it's got a little character and shows a little wear and tear. But its location can't be beat -- right across the bridge from the temples in Nikko -- the closest accommodation to the temples. The rooms are "Western" (which means you sleep in beds, not on futons). There are other places to stay in Nikko. (I stayed at a Ryoken here 20 years ago). But the Kanays is probably the best choice in town, as long as you aren't bothered by a few eccentricities (such as a musty smell from the humidity in this part of Japan).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2005

Nikko Kanaya Hotel
1300, Kami-Hatsuishi-machi
Nikko, Japan 321-1401
+81-288-54-0001

About the Writer

Mikey Bikey

Mikey Bikey
Lethbridge, Alberta