Okunikko (奥日光, Okunikkō, "Inner Nikko") is the mountainous region of Nikko that lies at a higher elevation, deeper into the mountains west of Nikko's city center. Part of Nikko National Park, Okunikko offers beautiful natural scenery, including waterfalls, lakes, marshlands, streams and hot springs.

Okunikko has long been a popular destination for escaping the heat of summer. Beautiful hiking trails attract outdoor lovers from spring to autumn, while winter scenery can be enjoyed during the rest of the year. The regions also offers some of the most spectacular autumn colors near Tokyo during the month of October.

Top spots in Okunikko

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Viewpoint/Tower

Hangetsuyama

Mountain with great views over Lake Chuzenji.
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Onsen

Yumoto Onsen

Hot spring resort in the national park.
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Nature

Ryuzu Waterfall

Waterfall famous for its autumn colors.
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Temple

Chuzenji Temple

Temple at the shores of Lake Chuzenjiko.
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Scenic Ride

Irohazaka

Road connecting the town with Okunikko.
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Hotels around Nikko

Recommended Hotels
Chuzenjiko Kanaya Hotel
Upscale mountain lodge style hotel in rustic log cabin buildings set in the forest.
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Nikko Kanaya Hotel
This historic hotel was one of the first Western style hotels in Japan. It is conveniently located across the street from the temples and shrines of Nikko.
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Turtle Inn Nikko
Inexpensive inn popular among foreign tourists, conveniently located 15 minutes walk from Nikko's temples and shrines.
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Tours and travel services

Page last updated: January 12, 2016