Oku-Nikko is where nature and culture intertwine harmoniously. Come to experience the untouched wilderness, ancient forests, pristine lakes, beautiful waterfalls, and awe-inspiring mountains.
In the heart of Oku-Nikko lies Lake Chuzenjiko, Japan’s highest lake at 1,269 meters. Surrounded by a lush forest, its still waters reflect the changing seasons, creating a picture-perfect scene. Marvel at Kegon Falls that cascades dramatically from the lake, adding to the area’s scenic allure. Dominating the horizon is Mount Nantai, one of Japan’s most iconic and sacred mountains. Hikers will relish trekking its trails, rewarded with stunning panoramic views. On the shores of Lake Chuzenjiko is Tachikikanon, a hidden temple exuding serenity and charm.
Further into Oku-Nikko, make sure to explore more waterfalls, the vast marshland of Senjogahara, and Lake Yunoko with its Onsen hot springs. Wander wooden boardwalks amidst wildflowers and crystal-clear streams, marveling at the panorama of Nikko’s mountain ranges.
Oku-Nikko is part of Nikko city and is up north from Nikko’s central area and between Ashio & Kinugawa Onsen.
There are many Japanese restaurants. You can find Kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese dinner), Soba, Okonomiyaki, Izakaya style Japanese restaurants and more.
For lunch, why not stop by the trendy artisan coffee shops spread around Tochigi city. There is also a very popular Nepalese restaurant with tasty curry dishes as well as many European & themed restaurants.
Oku-nikko has been a famous spot for trout fishing for many years and many restaurants offer a variety of trout-inspired dishes. Make sure to try it out.
There are many western style Hotels in Oku-Nikko including the newly opened Ritz-Carlton.
There are many houses and rooms available to rent on major rental websites.
There are many guesthouses for budget travel.
Experience history and comfort at this Western-style hotel, nestled in lush Mizunara groves by Lake Chuzenji. A truly relaxing and fulfilling stay awaits you. Check availability here!