Hotels in Nikko, Japan

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Nikko overview

Nikko is a friendly locale known for its rich culture and hot springs, and surrounded by picturesque views of waterfalls and lakes. You'll enjoy the area's natural features, scenic landscape, and historical sites. Learn about local heritage at landmarks like Takinoo Shrine and Haiden. A stop at places like Lake Chuzenji and Kirifuri Waterfall will create some memories. Nikko is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Nikko

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Nikko has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Nikko with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Nikko hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Nikko hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

What to see around Nikko

Outdoorsy fun is on hand like skiing and sightseeing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Kirifuri Waterfall
  • • Ryuzu Waterfall
  • • Karasugamori Park
  • • Hachimanyama Park
  • • Otome Waterfall
A top draw is the area's local culture, as well as places like:
  • • Urushi Museum
  • • Hōmotsu-den
  • • Kosugi Hoan Memorial Nikko Art Museum
  • • Nikkō Woodcarving Center
  • • Kanmangafuchi Abyss
If you're interested in historical sites or temples, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Takinoo Shrine
  • • Haiden
  • • Honden
  • • Honji-dō
  • • Shinkyūsha
Its hot springs, lakes, and waterfalls are notable, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Lake Chuzenji
  • • Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park
  • • Nikko Botanical Garden
  • • Mount Nantai
  • • Kegon Falls
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Taiyuinbyo
  • • Futarasan Shrine
  • • Tomb of leyasu
  • • Nemuri-neko
  • • Yomeimon Gate

When to visit Nikko

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 58°F day, 30°F night
  • April-June: 76°F day, 42°F night
  • July-September: 84°F day, 61°F night
  • October-December: 73°F day, 32°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.31 inches
  • April-June: 0.39 inches
  • July-September: 0.47 inches
  • October-December: 0.39 inches