Weather & Temperature
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November): Because it gets cold in the mornings and at night, outerwear is necessary. In Okunikko, as temperatures sometimes remain low even during the day, and wearing wear or carrying a thick jacket is recommended.
Summer (June to August): When visiting Okunikko, outerwear may be necessary. Otherwise, dress for warm to hot weather.
Winter (December to February): Because it gets extremely cold in winter, an overcoat is necessary. Wear shoes with grippy soles to avoid slipping on snow and ice.
Note that temperatures may differ by 5 degrees Celsius or more between central Nikko and other areas. Take special care in winter as a mild day near Nikko Station could be significantly colder outside of downtown.
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Money Exchange, ATMs and Credit Cards
The following offer foreign currency exchange services:
Ashikaga Bank Kinugawa Branch
Nikko Post Office
Nikko Kanaya Hotel
There is an automatic currency exchange machine at the Toko Bussan souvenir shop and cafe. It is open 11:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m. and supports 10 languages and 12 currencies.
Most accommodation facilities accept credit cards, but the number of restaurants and souvenir shops that accept credit cards is limited.
Visitors from overseas countries can withdraw Japanese yen from specially-marked ATMs at banks, post offices and 7-Eleven convenience stores.
The city of Nikko provides public Wi-Fi service for tourists. To use the service, simply connect to the network and register using your email address. You can connect for up to 60 minutes per session. Registration is not required during emergencies.
Coin lockers are available for temporary baggage storage. Place your luggage in an empty coin locker with a key attached, and insert 100-yen coins to pay the designated fee. Close the door, and turn the key to lock. Coin-operated lockers are generally 20 to 40 centimeters wide and 57 centimeters deep. Most of them charge 300 yen per day. Use of larger lockers is more expensive.
Coin lockers are available at the following places:
Tourist Information Center at Tobu-Nikko Station
Chuzenji Onsen Bus Terminal
Yunishigawa Roadside Station
Luggage Dispatch Services
Courier services at Tobu-Nikko Station and the Kinugawa-Kawaji Onsen Tourist Information Center can deliver your luggage to your accommodation in the area for a small fee.
Operating hours: 9–12 a.m.
Fee: Depends on size
Supported areas: Central Nikko, Imaichi Station area, Chuzenji Onsen, Yumoto Onsen, Kinugawa Onsen, Kawaji Onsen, Ashio area
Kinugawa-Kawaji Onsen Tourist Information Center
Operating hours: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Fee: 500 yen per bag
Supported areas: Member venues of the Kinugawa-Kawaji Onsen Ryokan Association
Delivery time: Arrives at accommodation by 5 p.m.
Dial 119 (Fire Station)
When you cannot reach the hospital by yourself due to serious illness or injury, or if you see a fire, call this emergency number.
Dial 110 (Police Station)
Dial this number when you are the victim of or witness a crime or accident.
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