5 Reasons Why You'll Want To Plan An End-Year Trip To This Japanese City

Japan's best kept 'Zen' secret is out.


Nikko has long been a secret getaway for Tokyoites, who retreat to its tranquil hills to witness breathtaking nature, fuel up on hearty food and discover historic sites. 

Thanks to the JR Pass by the Japan Experience, which encourages tourists to venture to all corners Japan, it’s now not just the Japanese that are bowled over by the beauty of Nikko. Tourists in the know are now choosing Nikko over crowded Kyoto and pricey Osaka. 

Here are five reasons to grab your hiking boots, and take them to paths less trodden.

Getting there: Nikko is 125km north of Tokyo; connected by the Tobu Railway and Japan Railways (JR).

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