Nikkô is another of the most popular excursions to do from Tokyo. Nikkô was founded more than 1,200 years ago by a Buddhist priest named Shôdô Shônin, who built a temple on top of a mountain. Centuries later, Ieyasu Tokugawa had a temple built that would be his future mausoleum in 1617. That contributed to the popularization of the city and today is one of the most visited in Japan.
Like Kamakura, to visit Nikkô with a little calm and tranquility it is necessary to go on a weekday and give yourself an early morning, to enjoy the excursion with less crowds.
How to get there: For those of us who have the Japan Rail Pass, it is recommended to take the bullet train from Tokyo station to Utsunomiya station (1 hour approx.) And then change and take the Nikkô train (45 minutes more) .