Nikko Tourism

Home to some of the world’s best world heritage sites, Nikko is charming town in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture. Shrines, national parks, supremely picturesque bridges, and some of Japan’s most exquisite natural attractions, Nikko is beauty! Add in some hot water springs, out-of-the-world spa therapies, and interesting events and festivals, Nikko has more reasons than one to draw you towards it.

A popular day-trip destination by many from surrounding locales like Tokyo, Nikko is best explored with a good amount of time on your hands. Tourism being one its major economic advantage, Nikko and its locals know how to charm you. Dating back to the 8th century, you are likely to experience the mystique old-world charm as you explore the town.


Essential travel information and Nikko tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Japan Standard Time; UTC+9
  • Currency: Japanese yen
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 100 V/ 50/60 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages: Japanese is the official language Nikko.
  • Security: Dial 110 for police, 119 for Ambulance/Fire.
  • Off-beaten Path: NA
  • Tipping: Although not customary, tipping is appreciated as a form of gratuity.
  • Tourist Traps: NA
  • Blowing your nose in public is considered rude.
  • Walking as you eat is considered disordered.
  • You might be considered rude, if you pour yourself a glass of wine.
  • Avoid slurping noodles.
  • Know the pollution level of Nikko before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Nikko for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nikko.

    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 97.79 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 89.05 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 8.62 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nikko

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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