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  • Address: Japan, 〒321-1661 Tochigi-ken, Nikkō-shi, Chūgūshi, 栃木県日光市中宮祠, Nikko
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +81-288542496
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Nature

Senjogahara - Review

Legend has it that this is where the mythical battle for the gods of Lake Chuzenji was fought between the Gods of Mt. Nantai and Mt. Akagi.

Thus, this region rights derives its name from the aforementioned legend. Senjogahara literally translates to battlefield. Mt. Nantai emerged as the ultimate victor. The plateau is a great place to stroll around and hike, expanding at about 6 kilometers.

Also popular as Oku-Nikko, meaning “inner nikko”, Senjogahara lies at an altitude of 1400 meters. Offering beautiful visats of the marshland, just sit back, and bask in the surrounding beauty.

During the winter months, the area is usually covered in thick snow, never the less, the beauty of the plateau is worth a catch! To enhance a winter experience here, rent one of the rest houses around.

How To reach Senjogahara by Public Transport

  • Buses from Tobu Nikko Station to Yumoto Onsen.

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TripHobo Highlights for Senjogahara

  • Senjogahara Address: Japan, 〒321-1661 Tochigi-ken, Nikkō-shi, Chūgūshi, 栃木県日光市中宮祠, Nikko
  • Senjogahara Contact Number: +81-288542496
  • Senjogahara Timing: 24-hrs
  • Senjogahara Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Senjogahara(preferred time): 06:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Senjogahara: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Senjogahara

  • 18.65% of people who visit Nikko include Senjogahara in their plan

  • 32.5% of people start their Senjogahara visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Senjogahara

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Senjogahara

People normally club together Yunoko Lake and Yudaki Falls while planning their visit to Senjogahara.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Senjogahara, Nikko Reviews

  • Have only been here in summer. Can't wait for a visit during peak autumn foliage. One can observe the phenomenon of ecological succession along with panoramic views of Mt. Nantai

  • We went during the first week of Oct and it was just so beautiful esp it was the day after the typhoon had hit nikko. This is a must visit place for those who seeks peace in life lol

  • A beautiful walk in the nature. You can do it as a day trip from Tokyo or stay in an onsen hotel. Very peaceful nature.

  • We came here in the winter of February. The trail is well-maintained. Even it's covered by heavy snow one could easily followed it. It's such amazing view and much less crowd. Definitely recommend a trip here with Nikko All Area Pass.

  • This place is ridiculously calm. And if you want to visit this place, remember not to go alone, especially in the winter. The walkway becomes icy and slippery, you may fall off into the grassland(it looks like swamp). And beware of the bears. Edit: last time I visit was in September 2016, I visited again in December 2017, surprisingly the weather was better. Note: This maybe trivia, but don’t walk on the icy-snow, they are extremely slippery. Take extreme care while crossing the wood bridge during snow season, I once almost fell off. They will have construction of removing old wooden walking route, a huge portion of the route will be removed. The construction starts from December and ends in end of January.

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All Questions

  • Where to you recommend me to start my trail walk to Senjogahara Marshland. Should I start from Ryuzu Falls or at Akanuma shizenjoho center. I am driving to the point. Thank you

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    • The route that begins from Ryuzu Falls to Senjogahara Marshland is more picturesque, however, if you will be driving, it would be better to start it from Akanuma shizenjoho center.

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