Family and Kids in Nikko

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Nikko? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Nikko, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Nikko.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Nikko for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Nikko Tosho-gu

    Family and Kids

    Estimated at a cost of 40 billion yen in the current economy, the Nikko Tosho-gu is Japan’s premier world heritage site. Constructed in the 16th century, 1636 was the year to be precise this attraction is a marvel given its spellbinding architecture of fifty-five buildings, that was erected in a considerable short span of time – seventeen months! Every adjective to describe beauty w...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Nikko National Park

    National Park

    Wondering what could be Japan’s most beautiful locale? Head to the Nikko National Park to experience surreal landscapes of cascades, snow-peaked mountains, brooks, forests and rivers streaming into quaint rivulets all over! Come autumn and the national park transforms into a canvas of autumn’s color play! Gorgeous leaves in tinges of jade, auburn, gold and deep reds against a backdr...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Taiyuinbyo Shrine

    Family and Kids

    Another architecture marvel and an example of stunning Japanese beauty, the Taiyuinbyo Shrine is a lavish mausoleum and a sub temple of the neighboring Rinnoji Temple. A walk through the woods, and the characteristic escalations and plunges are what you will experience as you get around the Taiyuinbyo Shrine. Having a historical significance of being dedicated to the third shogun of Japan and t...Read more
  4. Amazing Nikko attraction for kids
    Yudaki Falls

    Family and Kids

    Wondering what a fan-shaped waterfall, ironically in Japan would look like? The Yutaki Waterfall will enlighten you! As you encroach these dynamic falls, you can hear roaring sound of the falls and winds, luring you to come close and get a glimpse of these gigantic falls! Admire the falls in all their might from the observatory deck., provided for the same. The falls plunge from a height of 70 ...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Kegon Falls

    Family and Kids

    Another gem of Japan, the Kegoon falls is ranked as one of the country’s best waterfalls. Located at the Lake Chuzenji, these falls are a result of rerouted lava that forms the Daiya River. Cascading from a height of 318 feet, the Kegon Falls, are encircled by twelve more tiny waterfalls that squirt from the cracks of adjoining mountains. People from all over Japan, come to admire these f...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Nikko
    Lake Chuzenji

    Family and Kids

    A creation that dates back to 20,000 years ago, the Lake Chuzenji is one of the most striking features of the Nikko National Park. A result of Mount Nantai erupted lava that further blocked the river. Sprawling across a whopping 11.62-kilometer square with a circumference of 25 kilometers, this enormous lake is a must-see in Nikko for several reasons. The lake is like a painting in the fall mon...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Ryuzu Falls

    Family and Kids

    The third of Japan’s best waterfalls, the Ryuzu Waterfall will leave you awestruck, irrespective of the time of the year you visit it! Literally meaning “Dragon's Head Waterfall”, the Ryuzu waterfalls is essentially a twin waterfall, resembling a dragon’s head. Making its way into Nikko’s popular lakes of the mesmerizing Lake Chuzenji and the Lake Yunoko, this wate...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Tobu World Square

    Family and Kids

    How about getting glimpses of the world’s attractions, all in one place?! Representing the beautiful blend that Nikko is of very traditional aspects, as well as modern at the same time, the Tobu World Square is a dynamic take on Nikko’s tourism. In essence, the Tobu World Square is an architectural museum that has aspired to replicate 102 world-famous buildings on a 1:25 scale. Thes...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

    Family and Kids

    Want a break from all the shrines and waterfalls? Head to the heavenly tranquil Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park. This is one Nikko attraction that promises Zen like none other! The ex-residence of Nikko’s then emperor and his wife, this residence accommodates a whopping 106 rooms and immaculately clipped lawns and gardens that also included a cherry tree, apparently dating bac...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Futarasan Jinja

    Family and Kids

    Can’t get enough of Nikko’s remarkable craftsmanship and architecture? The Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine is another classic! Established back in 782, by a Buddhist monk named Shodo Shonin, who also happens to be the pioneer of Buddhism in Japan, this attraction is devoted to the Nikko's three highly worshipped and sacred mountains of the Mount Nantai, the Mount Nyoho and the Mount Ta...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Senjogahara

    Family and Kids

    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. Al...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Shinkyo

    Family and Kids

    That gorgeous bridge you saw, while doing your Nikko research is this one right here! Nikko’s sacred vermillion colored bridge. Set at the entrance of the Futarasan Shrine, this is one of Nikko’s most sacred properties. The bridge comes with a mystery as to when and how it was exactly erected, which only further add to the enigma of this bridge. It was however, rebuilt in 1636, beco...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Yunoko Lake

    Family and Kids

    A hot water lake anyone?! It is no news Japan has some of the world’s highly volcanic terrains, and so not surprisingly its water bodies are at atypical temperatures. Perched adjacent to the Senjogahara plateau this hot water lake is a consequence of Mount Nantai’s volcanic eruptions some 20,000 odd years ago. The same consequence is a genesis of other popular attractions of Nikko l...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Kanmangafuchi Abyss

    Family and Kids

    Another attraction which is an outcome Mount Nantai’s upsurge, makes it to Nikko’s must-see attractions. A gorgeous gorge nested amidst central Nikko, captivates you as you leisurely take in Nikko’s orientation. 70 stone statues of red-bibbed Jizo lace the pathways of this attraction. Interestingly, the Jizo is a Bodhisattva overhauling the deceased! Also referred to as "Bake ...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Ryuokyo Canyon

    Family and Kids

    The Nikko region’s most significant valley, the Ryuokyo Valley is this mighty enchanting gulch flanked by the Kawaji Onsen and Kinugawa Onsen spa zones. No less of a magic, this canyon is a sight of changing water colors, where you will witness the waters going from azure to white to even green! Resembling an outrageous dragon, the stream’s constant color change gives it another nam...Read more