Out of amazing Nikkō National Park which covers around 115 ha, we visited a small area around Nikkō city. Near lake Chūzenji we climbed sacred Mt. Nantai (2484m) and admired the view of the Kegon Falls. Hiking through the Senjō-ga-hara marshlands we reached Yumoto Onsen. Originally we had planned to climb Shirane-San (2578 m) and traverse to Oze-Nationalpark through the forests, however the wet and foggy weather made us return to Nikkō city.
We skipped the Fukushima prefecture due to weather and other environmental reasons, and continued to Nikkō. The many foreign tourists we encountered reminded us that this place is quite near to Tokyo. Nikkō is famous for its religious sites. We spent two days immersed in historical scenery, visiting the georgeous Tōshō-gū shrime, the Shin-Kyō bridge and the Kanman-ga-Fuchi abyss.