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Local Attractions

From the Kinugawa Kanaya Hotel, guests may visit numerous scenic spots, all offering spectacular views of the vast and varied expanse of nature flourishing over thousands of years, as well as valuable world heritage sites and one-of-a-kind theme parks.

Kinugawa

Ryuo-kyo

Literally meaning “Dragon Lord Valley,” the views here are the most striking in the Kinugawa-Kawaji area. The valley stretches for three kilometers, over which the serene waters of the Kinugawa river flow around large boulders and unique formations of rocks produced by underwater volcanic activity 22 million years ago, eroded over time by the river.

Address: 1357 Fujiwara, Nikko, Tochigi    
From hotel: 15 min. by car  
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The view towards Kawaji from Nijimibashi (Rainbow View Bridge)The view towards Kawaji from Nijimibashi (“Rainbow View Bridge”)

Tategoto-no-taki (Harp Falls)Tategoto-no-taki (“Harp Falls”)

Ryuo Kannon bodhisattvaRyuo Kannon bodhisattva

Kinu-Tateiwa Otsuribashi

This 140-meter-long suspension bridge connects the Kinugawa hot spring resort to a giant, 70-meter rock formation known as Tateiwa (“Shield Rock,” named for its resemblance to a medieval shield). The bridge is suspended forty meters above the Kinugawa river and provides marvelous views of the ever-changing scenery of the surrounding mountains.

Address: Ohara, Kinugawa Onsen Taki, Nikko, Tochigi    
From hotel: 10 min. on foot  
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Kinu-Tateiwa OtsuribashiKinu-Tateiwa Otsuribashi

Tateiwa, as viewed from the bridgeTateiwa, as viewed from the bridge

Furukama-no-taki (Old Cauldron Falls)Furukama-no-taki ("Old Cauldron Falls")

Edo Wonderland Nikko EdomuraEdo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

This theme park is full of townscapes, people, and attractions that allow visitors to feel as though they have traveled back in time to Japan's Edo period (1603-1868).

Address: 470-2 Karakura, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 10 min. by car  
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Tobu World SquareTobu World Square

Visitors can travel around the world in a single day at this theme park where famous buildings and monuments from around the globe have been meticulously recreated at 1/25th their original size.

Address: 209-1 Ohara, Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 5 min. by car  
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Hana-IchimonmeHana-Ichimonme

This is the largest begonia garden north of the Kanto region. There are 600 varieties on display, many hanging from the ceiling.

Address: 800 Saka-no-shita, Kosagoe, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 5 min. by car  
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Riverboat RidesRiverboat Rides

There is no more exciting way to traverse the Kinugawa river than by boat. Skilled steersmen navigate their boats through the constantly changing waters of the river, which can be peaceful one minute and rapid the next.

Address: 1414 Ohara, Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 1 min. on foot  
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NAOC Rafting & CanyoningNAOC Rafting & Canyoning

Rafting, canyoning, and other outdoor activities are offered here.

Address: 871-2 Taki, Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 5 min. by car  
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Nature PlanetNature Planet (Kawaji)

This center offers canoeing, trekking, snowshoeing, and other activities for adults as well as children.

Address: 42 Takahara, Kawaji Onsen, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 20 min. by car  
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Nikko / Oku-nikko / Kirifuri Kogen

Nikko Tosho-guNikko Tosho-gu

This famous shrine is where the first Tokugawa shogun, Ieyasu, is buried. In recent years, it has seen a renewed popularity as a spiritual destination.

Address: 2301 Yamauchi, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 40 min. by car  
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Kegon-no-takiKegon-no-taki

This waterfall is considered one of Japan's three most majestic. The water drops off a 97-meter cliff, creating a breathtaking display.

2479-2 Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 70 min. by car  
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Ozasa RanchOzasa Ranch

This tourist ranch offers a space where visitors can interact with the various animals kept on the premises. Activities, such as cow milking, ice cream making, and butter making, are also offered.

Address: 3405 Ozasa-hara, Seo, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 60 min. by car  
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Lake ChuzenjiLake Chuzenji

Located 1,269 meters above sea level, this is the highest natural lake in Japan. It has a circumference of 25 kilometers and a depth of 163 meters.

Address: Within Nikko National Park, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 80 min. by car  
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SenjogaharaSenjogahara

This vast plain within Nikko National Park is one of Japan's most famous wetlands. A wide variety of plant life and wild birds reside here, making it the perfect area for hiking.

Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 90 min. by car  
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Ryuzu-no-takiRyuzu-no-taki

This 210-meter-long waterfall cascades over numerous stages of hardened lava that, over time, erupted from nearby Mt. Nantai.

Address: Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 80 min. by car  
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Kawaji / Yunishigawa

Heike-no-satoHeike-no-sato

This theme park recreates the lifestyles of the Taira aristocracy and their samurai cohorts who fled here after losing a six-year war in the 12th century. The buildings are all the actual houses in which they lived.

Address: 1042 Yunishigawa, Nikko, Tochigi  
From hotel: 60 min. by car  
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Shiroiwa PeninsulaShiroiwa Peninsula

This large, peninsular area created by the winding Kinugawa river is the only part of Ryuo-kyo where visitors can walk down to the riverbank.

From hotel: 15 min. by car  
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Koiji-no-sawaKoiji-no-sawa

This popular scenic spot can be accessed by the Kinugawa Ropeway. A two-hour hiking trail continues from the end of the ropeway.

From hotel: 20 min. by car  
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You can see seasonal scenes near from the Hotel in Pinterest

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