Nikko Waraku Odori
Nikko Waraku Odori” (folk dance) has started in 1913 to commemorate the visit of their Majesties: the Taisho Emperor and Empress to the Nikko Copper Refinery， which was known as the predecessor of the present Nikko Works of Furukawa Electric Co.， Ltd.
It was the very first time that the Emperor visited a private plant. “Nikko Waraku Odori” started at the celebration after the visit. The plant workers were filled with so much emotion that they started dancing spontaneously after carrying out such
an important mission of welcoming their Majesties.
Since then， this folk dance has been loved by people in Tochigi for over 100 years.
|Address||500 Kiyotaki， Nikko-city， Tochigi|
|Venue||Furukawa Electric Nikko Office|
|DIRECTIONS||20 minutes from Nikko Station or Tobu-Nikko Station by buses bound for Yumoto-Onsen to Kiyotaki bus stop, then a 3-minute walk.|
|Map Code||367 247 185*77|
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.