Hiking Nikko Japan – Senjogahara
The one place in Nikko, that photography is not enough to represent the majesty of an area, is Senjogahara.
However, since it is such a wonderful place for hiking, it tends to get crowded on the trails. It is very likely you will encounter several classes of school kids throughout the hike. In the summer, It is best to wander in the moor during weekdays to also avoid the crowds from Tokyo.
While it is possible to hike for 2 and a half hours on the direct hike from Akanuma to Yu Lake (Yunoko), I highly recommend crisscrossing or double-backing some of the area to see as many sides and angles of the area.