Nikkō, Tochigi

city in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Nikkō (日光市, Nikkō-shi) is a Japanese city in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture.[1]

Map showing Nikkō in Tochigi Prefecture

HistoryEdit

The Shinto shrine of Nikkō Tōshō-gū was completed in 1617. It is the burial place of Tokugawa Ieyasu.[2]

The shrines and temples of Nikkō have been recongized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nikkō" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 714.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tōshōgū" at p. 989.
  3. UNESCO, "Shrines and Temples of Nikkō"; retrieved 2012-9-10.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Nikko, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons


Coordinates: 36°44′51″N 139°36′40″E / 36.7475°N 139.611°E / 36.7475; 139.611