On Tuesday, April 17 2012 at 10:30am, the Yayoi Festival is performing closing day ceremonies at Futarasan Shrine in the Unesco World Heritage area. Event Page with saveable clickable map Here is a map to Futarasan Shrine here. http://www.futarasan.jp/ http://www.nikko-jp.org/yayoisai/ and their .pdf flyer they made is here. *Update with photographs from 2012*
In Oku Nikko, Yumoto is hosting a snow candle making event every weekend in February. (Fridays and Saturdays) February 3, 4 February 10, 11 February 17, 18 February 24, 25 http://www.nikkoyumoto.com/winter2012/ http://www.nikkoyumoto.com/winter2012/pdf/kandoru.pdf
Two weeks ago the fall foliage was still visible. Today the is snow and the autumn leaves have all fallen; at least the Sun is warm.
Kotoku Marsh, Nikko Japan at an altitude of ~1,300m above sea level, the air is fresh and the atmosphere is pure. Kotoku Marsh, Nikko Japan at an altitude of ~1,300m above sea level, the air is fresh and the atmosphere is pure.
The other side of the main road through Senjogahara has a great park for picnics and resting.
Current Autumn Leaves report A general Store at the Akanuma trail head for Senjogahara. General Store Akanuma bus stop Senjogahara
At the foot of Nantai is a cute park that’s great for picnicking and rest
Nikko is the 3rd largest “city” in Japan according to land size, therefore the ~40km x ~40km land area, 1,449.87 km2 to be exact, and 400m – 2578m above sea level makes picking the perfect time to visit Nikko completely dependent on where you want to go to see autumn leaves and fall foliage. Koyo(…)
Along most of the main trail on the hiking paths of Senjogahara is a wonderful creek. During this hike we saw many ducks and various species of small birds. The plateaux is about 1400 meters above sea level. Tourist Nikko, JR Nikko and Tobu Nikko train stations are about 600 meters above sea level. By(…)
The summit of Mt. Nantai is like a plateaux, you can walk around a lot of flat area. There are many vantage points of various sights. From one end you can see Lake Yuno (Yunoko) very well. If you walk along further, there’s a better view of Lake Chuzenji and Senjogahara. In the background of(…)