Nikko's mountainous terrain and spectacular nature make it a popular destination for hikers. From deep forest paths to rugged mountain trails, and leisurely strolls to challenging treks, Nikko has hikes of nearly every duration, difficulty and setting.
Hiking in Okunikko
Nikko's most popular hikes are found in Okunikko, with its lush forests, sprawling plains and towering Mt. Nantai.
The most popular hiking course in Okunikko is through woods, Ramsar Convention-registered wetlands and the Senjogahara Plateau. Other popular destinations are majestic Lake Yunoko or the three famous waterfalls of Okunikko: Yudaki Falls, Kegon Falls and Ryuzu Falls. For sweeping views of the entire area, take a short hike and cable car ride up to the Akechidaira Observatory.
For even quieter, less-visited hikes, head to Odashirogahara and the area around Lake Sainoko.