In the Tosho-gu Shrine (Mausoleum) reposes Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868). Emperor Go-Yōzei is also buried in Nikkō.
- The Tosho-gu is famous for its detailed and colourfully painted wooden sculptures. Among them, the three monkeys hiding each respectively their ears, eyes and mouth, representing the Buddhist doctrine "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" 
Shrines and Temples of Nikkō are inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The weather in Nikkō is similar to that of Hokkaido.