Outdoor Activities in Nikko

Outdoor activities in Nikko are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Nikko comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Nikko and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Nikko has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Nikko.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Nikko:

  1. #1 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 393 itineraries
    Nikko Tosho-gu

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 att...Read more

  2. #2 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 181 itineraries
    Nikko National Park

    Tags: Mountain, National Park

    Address: Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 i...Read more

  3. #3 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 383 itineraries
    Taiyuinbyo Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Yamauchi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 th...Read more

  4. #4 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 260 itineraries
    Yudaki Falls

    Tags: View Point, Waterfall, Nature

    Address: Yumoto, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1662, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 wi...Read more

  5. #5 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 80 itineraries
    Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

    Tags: Entertainment

    Address: Japan, 〒321-2524 Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko, Karakura, 470−2

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Exploring Japan or Nikko for that matter, you are bound to question what exactly was this Edo Period, that Nikko is all about! The Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura will quench your curiosity! Depicting th...Read more

  6. #6 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 219 itineraries
    Kegon Falls

    Tags: View Point, Waterfall, Nature

    Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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. Casc...Read more

  7. #7 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 181 itineraries
    Lake Chuzenji

    Tags: Water Body, Lake, Boating

    Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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....Read more

  8. #8 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 162 itineraries
    Ryuzu Falls

    Tags: View Point, Waterfall

    Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1661, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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”, th...Read more

  9. #9 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 60 itineraries
    Tobu World Square

    Tags: Museum, Food And Drinks

    Address: 209-1 Kinugawaonsen Ohara, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-2593, Japan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  10. #10 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park

    Tags: Memorial

    Address: 8-27 Honchō, 本町 Nikkō-shi, Tochigi-ken 321-1434

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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-resi...Read more

  11. #11 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 199 itineraries
    Futarasan Jinja

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: 2307 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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, ...Read more

  12. #12 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 108 itineraries
    Senjogahara

    Tags: Nature

    Address: Japan, 〒321-1661 Tochigi-ken, Nikkō-shi, Chūgūshi, 栃木県日光市中宮祠

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 aforement...Read more

  13. #13 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 332 itineraries
    Shinkyo

    Tags: Bridge

    Address: Japan, 〒321-1401 Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko, 上鉢石町

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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&...Read more

  14. #14 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 123 itineraries
    Yunoko Lake

    Tags: Water Body, Lake

    Address: Yuno Lake, Yumoto, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1662, Japan

    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 Sen...Read more

  15. #15 of 72 Outdoors Activities in Nikko
    - Used in 108 itineraries
    Kanmangafuchi Abyss

    Tags: Walking Area, Statue

    Address: Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1415, Japan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more