The Shrines and Temples of Nikko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the city of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It encompasses a collection of over a dozen Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and other structures that were built in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The site is best known for its ornate and intricate carvings and sculptures, many of which depict scenes from Japanese mythology and religious teachings. The site is also famous for its beautiful gardens and natural setting, which includes the stunning Lake Chuzenji and the nearby Nikko National Park. Visitors to the Shrines and Temples of Nikko can also explore the numerous hiking trails that run through the surrounding forests, or simply relax and soak up the beautiful scenery.

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