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Kegon Falls and Chuzenji lake in autumn, Nikko, Japan = Adobe Stock

Kegon Falls and Chuzenji lake in autumn, Nikko, Japan = Adobe Stock

Tochigi Prefecture: Nikko, Ashikaga Flower Park,etc.

Speaking of famous tourist destinations around Tokyo, Kamakura and Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture, and Nikko in Tochigi prefecture can be mentioned. Nikko has a majestic Toshogu Shrine as seen in the top photo of this page. And as you can see in the picture above there is a wonderful national park. Lake Chuzenji surrounded by mountains is really beautiful.

Outline of Tochigi

Beautiful wisteria illumination in Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi prefecture, Japan = shutterstock

Beautiful wisteria illumination in Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi prefecture, Japan = shutterstock

Map of Tochigi

Map of Tochigi

 

Nikko

At Iroha-zaka, which is on the way from Nikko city to Lake Chuzenji, you can enjoy amazing scenery in autumn = Shutterstock

At Iroha-zaka, which is on the way from Nikko city to Lake Chuzenji, you can enjoy amazing scenery in autumn = Shutterstock

Autumn Landscape in Nikko = Pixta 1
Photos: Autumn Landscape in Nikko

If you travel in Tokyo, why not take a short trip to a tourist spot around Tokyo? For autumn leaves, Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture is famous. From mid-October to the beginning of November, Nikko is covered with beautiful autumn leaves. However, because of the heavy traffic, you should avoid the weekend. ...

 

Nikko Toshogu Shrine (Nikko city)

Yomeimon Gate in Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan

Yomeimon Gate in Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan

Speaking of the finest traditional buildings around Tokyo, I first think of Nikko Toshogu Shrine. Toshogu is one of Japan's world heritage sites. Its beauty is comparable to Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Nikko Toshogu Shrine -Japan's world heritage sites

Speaking of the finest traditional buildings around Tokyo, I first think of Nikko Toshogu Shrine. Toshogu is one of Japan's world heritage sites. Its beauty is comparable to Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto. Please refer to the following article for details. Table of ContentsPhotos of the Nikko Toshogu ShrineMap of the Nikko ...

 

Ashikaga Flower Park (Ashikaga city)

The wisteria flowers at Ashikaga Flower Park. Tochigi Prefecture

The wisteria flowers at Ashikaga Flower Park. Tochigi Prefecture

From late April to early May, when the cherry blossoms have finished blooming, wisteria flowers are at their peak in Japan. Ashikaga Flower Park is the flower park with the most wisteria flowers in Japan. The wisteria flowers blooming on the 100,000 m² site will be illuminated by LEDs and glow beautifully after the evening. The tunnel of wisteria flowers is also wonderful.

The wisteria flowers at Ashikaga Flower Park. Tochigi Prefecture
Photos: Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture

At Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, an extremely large number of wisteria flowers bloom from late April to early May every year. The wisteria flowers are illuminated and glow after the evening. Let's take a virtual trip to this world of wisteria! Table of ContentsPhotos of the Ashikaga ...

 

 

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Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

2020-05-14

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