Oku-Nikko region, which is simply thriving with nature and natural beauty, with its waterfalls, lakes, and high marshlands.
Oku-Nikko is located in the northwestern part of Nikko, the western part of Tochigi, and forms a part of Nikko National Park.
Kegon-no-taki Falls, which is known as one of the three most famous falls in Japan, drops from a 100-meter-high cliff. You can get a spectacular view of it from an observation point at the lower reaches of the falls. At the foot of Mt. Nantai-san, lies Lake Chuzenji-ko where you can fish for Hime-masu (kokanee salmon), or Niji-masu (rainbow trout). You can also enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Nantai-san while on board a sightseeing boat.
In the north of Lake Chuzenji-ko, there are some more falls such as Ryuzu-no-taki and Yu-daki which is also at the southern end of Lake Yuno-ko. Senjo-ga-hara, the marshland region that is 1,400-meter high above the sea level, where alpine plants and marsh plants grow in colonies, is also found here. This marshland region, where a nature-searching path is provided, is an all-time attraction for those who enjoy wild bird watching or simply like to hike.
On the north side there are hot springs, such as Yumoto-onsen, Kotoku-onsen, while camping sites, ski resort, and fishing ponds stud nearby Suge-numa and Maru-numa. Oku-Nikko's natural beauty provides a good contrast to the Toshogu Shrine, the main part of Nikko.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] By the Tobu-Nikko Line for 1 hour and 50 minutes from Asakusa Station (Tokyo) to Tobu-Nikko Station. Fifty minutes from Nikko Station to Chuzenji-ko by bus.