Nikko National Park is located in a mountainous region northeast of Tokyo and spans three prefectures—Gunma, Tochigi and Fukushima—covering an area of 114, 908 hectares. Most of the park is comprised of mountains in the Nasu volcanic zone, and includes Mt. Shirane (2,578 m), Mt. Nantai (2,496) and Mt. Nasu (1,917 m). At the foot of these mountains are magnificent lakes, marshes, waterfalls, valleys and mixed forests, which are home to flourishing wildlife. Nikko City, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Shrines and Temples of Nikko, is nestled in these beautiful natural surroundings.
Beautiful natural landscapes
The park is divided into two areas: the northern Nasu area, and the southern area, including Shiobara, Kinugawa, and Nikko. These areas encompass many peaks in the Nasu volcanic belt. Mt Shirane, at 2,578 meters, is the tallest mountain in the northern Kanto region, and majestic Mt. Nantai, historically a place of worship for Shugendo mountain ascetics, stands beside Lake Chuzenji. Visitors will find many striking natural landscapes in Nikko National Park, including lakes, waterfalls, marshes, mountains and hot springs. These landforms, created by ancient volcanic activity, cover the mountainsides and foothills of this region, resulting in a rich tapestry of topographical and geological features. Admire the park's stunning natural scenery at beautiful locations, including Senjogahara Marsh, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Falls, and the Kinugawa River.