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[neek-kaw; English nik-oh, nee-koh] /ˈnik kɔ; English ˈnɪk oʊ, ˈni koʊ/
a city on central Honshu, in central Japan: famous for shrines and temples. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The Nikko hotel stood at the foot of this hill; and the time of the year was May.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • And then the Japanese proverb says, "Who has not seen Nikko cannot say beautiful."

  • From Nikko we returned to Yokohama and thence by steamer to Kobe.

    An Ohio Woman in the Philippines Emily Bronson Conger
  • We left Nikko this morning; a hot, moist, quiet, lovely morning.

  • The Japanese proverb in substance runs: "Do not use the word 'magnificent' until you have seen Nikko."

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • "We will come to Nikko itself another day," the colonel said.

    The Four Corners in Japan Amy Ella Blanchard
  • Nikko homes are similar to those seen in other sections of Japan—small, one-story frame buildings, with paper-square doors.

  • As for the blood, they wiped it up and said no more about it; and that is the story of Nikko Bridge.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • As, for instance, when Shodo Shonin in his wanderings came here and "opened up" the mountains of Nikko.

  • The cryptomerias of the Nikko road were as children to the giants that overshadowed us here.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for Nikko


a town in central Japan, on NE Honshu: a major pilgrimage centre, with a 4th-century Shinto shrine, a Buddhist temple (767), and the shrines and mausoleums of the Tokugawa shoguns. Pop: 17 527 (2002 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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