Camera strapped on, marched to a beautiful spot but just to find the place crowded and too touristy? Finding the perfect picturesque spot during travel is every Instagram-lovers’ dream! Here’s some recommendation for those who opts for something unique and quaint in Nikko, Japan!
1. Hangetsuyama Observation Deck
The perfect spot for sweeping views of Lake Chuzenji and Mount Nantai with the blissful fluttering autumn leaves.
Best in October
2. Kanmangafuchi Abyss’s Bake Jizo Statues
A gorge formed by lava erupted from Mount Nantai. About 70 jizo statues lined along the trail through the forest and along the raging river. What’s strange is that every time the statues were counted, it sums up to different numbers – hence their name Bake Jizo which literally means Ghost Jizo.
Good at all times.
3. Lake Saino-ko
All photographers must visit this classic sign of Okunikko at least once in their lifetime! Just like the mirrors of Bolivia, this sight of vivid autumn leaves reflected by the surface of Lake Saino-ko is mystical! One glance and you can’t even tell which the reflection off the reality.
Best in October
4. Lake Chuzenji
A scenic lake in the mountains above Nikko town. Located at the foot of Mount Nantai, Nikko’s sacred volcano, it is surrounded by beautiful nature and tranquility. A truly wonderful and pristine sight you don’t want to miss.
Good throughout all seasons
5. Kegon Falls
One of the Three Great Waterfalls in Japan. Take the elevator ride to view this majestic waterfall from a closer distance. Get colourful views of autumn from mid to late October or witness the frozen waterfall during winter!
Good at all seasons and during winter for frozen Waterfall
6. Senjougahara Plateau
This marshland with superb views is the perfect place for stargazing! Constellations, meteor showers and luminous stars reveals themselves during clear nights. A pristine sight you don’t want to miss!
Good at all times