Nikko Station Area
Nikko Station and the adjacent Tobu-Nikko Station are the primary transport hubs from where visitors can explore the region’s many attractions, including its World Heritage shrine and temple complex. The stations sit at the centre of the small town of Nikko and within walking distance – taking approximately 20 minutes – of the shrines and temples. Frequent bus services and taxis are also available to transport you to the shrines and temples, a journey of less than 5 minutes.
The town area offers a good range of accommodation, from historic and high-end hotels to smaller family-run guesthouses and budget options. Most restaurants in this area are only open during the day, with many closing around 18:00. For that reason it’s always a good option to choose accommodation including both dinner and breakfast.
If you’re only in Nikko for one night and your main interest is visiting the World Heritage-listed shrines and temples, then staying in this area will be the most convenient option. For more information what’s on offer in Nikko, see our ’20 Things to Do Around Nikko & Where to Stay’ page.