Nikko, a famous tourist spot in Japan

Last week I went to Nikko with my family, parents-in-law and sister-in-law. In total seven people, a quite large group.

Nikko is located in Tochigi prefecture, and it's known as one of the World Heritage sites. There are some old shrines which were constructed 400 handred years ago, to celebrate great shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu.


Tokugawa Ieyasu is a famous historical person in Japan. He succeeded in unifying Japan as one nation after the long Sengoku period, an old civil war occured 500 years ago. He established Edo-bakuhu, which means the Edo government, a big signal of starting the Samura's world.

There were also a beautiful natural tourist spot in Nikko, The most famous spot is Kegon falls (Kegon-no-taki). We went to see Kegon falls and felt a natural cool breeze. That was a really amaing spot!

Nikko is 150km away from Tokyo. To get there it takes approximately two or three hours by train. A bit far, but worth the visit!