Two hours from Tokyo
Alex Meehan swaps the urban hustle and bustle of Japan’s capital for its much quieter mountainous cousin Nikko, a favoured bolthole of comfort for well-heeled types.
Located in the mountains of Tochigi prefecture, Nikko is in many ways the opposite of Japan’s capital Tokyo. Where Tokyo is an exciting, frenetic and exhausting urban sprawl, Nikko is an exhaled breath.
Around a two-hour journey by train, or 140 kilometres to the north west of Japan’s capital city, Nikko is a traditional bolthole for well-heeled Tokyo-ites looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The area is best known...
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