Shaved ice made with Nikko’s natural spring water
Try Nikko’s Specialty! Shaved ice made from Nikko’s natural water!
Nikko is home to 3 of the 5 ice houses or “Himuro” that currently exist in all of Japan.
(“Hi” means “ice”，”muro” means “room”.)
The other ice houses are found in Chichibu and Karuizawa.
Nikko’s natural water is frozen for 2 weeks and preserved in an ice room year round.
The shaved ice is soft and won’t give you a headache even if you eat it quickly!
Each shop in Nikko has its own shaved ice specialty.
Try ujikintoki with maccha (powdered green tea)，syrup and bean jam on top.
Maybe strawberry or melon syrup is more your style? Why not try them all!
The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.