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NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

WATANABESAHEI SAKE BREWERY

NIKKO City

Our brewery, Watanabesahei Sake brewery is located only a short walk away (5-7min walk) from Tobu Shimo-Imaichi station and JR Imaichi station in Nikko. The brewery is very convenient if you are traveling from Tokyo to Nikko or Kinugawa Onsen by train.

Nikko is known for its UNESCO world heritage shrines and beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and valleys.

Nikko is a popular tourist destination, so make sure to spend time in the area when visiting our brewery. Here are some attractions near Watanabesahei sake brewery.

Beautiful Autumn leaves n Oku-Nikko

World heritage temples and shrines

The shrines and temples of Nikko, together with their natural surroundings are registered as a UNESCO world heritage.

For centries Nikko was known as a holy place of mountain worship. The most famous shrine is the Toshogu shrine which was built in the early 17th century during the Edo period.

The Shrines and temples of Nikko

日光二社一寺

15-20 min by car

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

HOTSPRINGS (ONSEN)

Nikko is known for its quality hot springs (Onsen). For example there are the Kinugawa Onsen, Okukinu Onsen, and Yunishigawa Onsens in the Kinugawa Area and Chuzenji Onsen and Oku Nikko Yumoto Onsen in the Nikko & Oku-Nikko areas.

Kinugawa Onsen

鬼怒川温泉

25-30 min by car

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

WALKABLE PLACES

There are also a few places near the brewery worth checking out. The Nikko Cedar Avenue is recorded in the Guinness World Records as the longest man-made tree avenue (planted 400 years ago!)  and is only a short walk away. There is also Nikko Michinoeki store across from the brewery that sells a wide selection of local gifts, and the Imaichi Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine which inspired the creation of one of our new sake is also very close to the brewery.

Nikko Cedar Avenue (Suginamiki)

杉並木

5 min by car / 25 min walk

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

Nikko Michinoeki - Nikkokaido Nikoniko Honjin

道の駅日光 日光街道ニコニコ本陣

1 min walk

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

Imaichi Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine

今市報徳二宮神社

4 min walk

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

EAT

There are many Japanese and western-style restaurants as well as many cafes. Here is one of our favorite.

Uwasawa Umetaro Shoten

上澤梅太郎商店

6 min walk

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

Uotoku (Unagi eel)

 魚登久

3 min walk

STAY

Nikko is a popular tourist destination and there are many nice hotels, ryokans, hostels, and, Airbnb to choose from. Here are a few we recomend.

Kinugawa Park Hotels

鬼怒川パークホテルズ

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko

ザ・リッツ・カールトン日光

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

Festivals

Nikko is full of festivals and events during the year. Please see below for some of the highlights.

Nikko Yayoi Festival (Nikko Yayoisai)

弥生祭

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

Yunishigawa Snow Igloo Festival

湯西川温泉かまくら祭

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

Night Cherry Blossom Festival​

鬼怒川夜桜大宴会

A famous Pottery Museum otherwise known as the Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.

Photos of Nikko

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