Nikko is a city in Tochigi prefecture (栃木県), popular for its natural beauty. Many people come to check out the autumn leaves, various hot springs, and mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
The city is surrounded by mountains and waterfalls, making it a great place for hiking and enjoying nature. Lake Chuzenji is a popular landmark for taking walking, hiking, or fishing. Nearby lies Kegon falls, a 97m (318ft) waterfall over volcanic rock columns. Outside of the main tourist attractions, the path is quiet and sprinkled with several hidden forest shrines.
If you visit, make sure to plan around the bus schedule, as it's the only reliable mode of transportation. With frequently long lines, expect a lot of standing on and off the bus. Taxis are available, but are rarely seen, especially outside of the main city.