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mekke Nikko Kyodo Center – Nikko-bori Wood Carving Experience –

"Feel, Connect, Explore" with mekke An area steeped in history and culture, and an ideal hub for discovering Nikko's charms

The mekke Nikko Kyodo Center, located along the Nikko-kaido Road between Tobu-Nikko Station/JR Nikko Station and the World Heritage Shrines and Temples of Nikko, is a place where visitors (both single visitors and groups) can try their hand at Nikko’s famous traditional craft of Nikko-bori wood carving. Visitors who want to experience Nikko-bori for themselves can select their favorite from traditional patterns or the monkey, cat, and dragon, etc. animals associated with the shrines and temples of Nikko, and use a traditional tool called a “hikkaki” to create their very own Nikko-bori work that will become a perfect memento of their trip to Nikko.
There is also a Tourist Information Center with a wealth of tourist information and pamphlets waiting to welcome and assist international visitors. There are also power-assisted bicycles available to rent, making the center an ideal base for sightseeing in the area.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 591 Gokomachi, Nikko City Nikko Kyodo Center
Telephone Number 0288-25-5715
Website https://www.mekke-nikko.com/
Business Hours 9:00~17:00
Days Closed for Business Open year-round
Price Nikko-bori wood carving experience: 2,200 yen (incl. tax)
*Reservations for the wood-carving experience can be made online or via the inquiry form. Walk-ins are also accepted if there is an available space.

Power-assisted bicycle rental: 1,500 yen/day (tax incl.)
*9:00 am - 5:00 pm is counted as a single day's rental. Rental periods exceeding this will be counted as two days.
DIRECTIONS By Train/Bus: About a 16 minute walk from JR Nikko Station, about a 12 minute walk from Tobu-Nikko Station
By Car: About 3 minutes from Nikko Interchange on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road
Map Code 367 283 559*72

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