Kakigori Shaved Ice
Nikko is famous for its kakigori, or sweet shaved ice. Fresh, clear water is frozen and stored in Nikko’s icehouse, one of just five in Japan. It’s said that the water is so pure that, no matter how quickly you eat it, you won’t get an ice-cream headache from Nikko kakigori. Each shop has its own specialty, so you can try interesting flavors like ujikintoki—matcha flavor with sugar syrup—or azuki red bean jam, as well as old favorites like strawberry or melon.