The Toshogu and Futarasan jinjas (shrines) and Rinno-ji (temple) were registered as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. It's not only the most famous sightseeing spot within Nikko, but it's also a pristine location to see fall foliage. However, there are other great places to enjoy breathtaking scenery!
While you're journeying on the Lake Chuzenji skyline, be sure to stop by the Lake Chuzenji observation deck, where you can revel in the beauty of Mt. Nantai and Lake Chuzenji.
When you arrive at the Mt. Hangetsu parking lot, you will be impressed by the scenery of the Ashio mountains covered with fall leaves.
Let's visit a famous spot and experience fall in Japan
The two temples and one shrine located within the Sannai area of Nikko are the Toshogu and Futarasan jinjas (shrines) and Rinno-ji (temple).
They were registered as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999 and are by far the most well-known sightseeing locations within Nikko.
The UNESCO World Heritage site area is so spacious that you can't tour around the entire area in one day.
If you visit this area during the fall, you'll be able to see scenery you can't see in other seasons.
Another place worth going is the Lake Chuzenji skyline, a 10 kilometer road that goes up Mt. Hangetsu, located to the southeast of Lake Chuzenji. Partway through your journey on the skyline is the Lake Chuzenji observation deck, where you can take in the scenic Lake Chuzenji and Mt. Nantai.
At the end of the skyline is the Mt. Hangetsu parking lot. Here you can check out the beautiful landscape of the Ashio mountains dressed up with fall leaves.
We also recommend places like Irohazaka Road to get your fill of the awesome Nikko scenery.