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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
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  • From Tokio we travel northwards by train in two hours to Nikko.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Our tea-house at Nikko was a duplicate of that at Utsonomiga.

    Due West

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

    An Ohio Woman in the Philippines Emily Bronson Conger
  • And then the Japanese proverb says, "Who has not seen Nikko cannot say beautiful."

  • We left Nikko this morning; a hot, moist, quiet, lovely morning.

  • "We will come to Nikko itself another day," the colonel said.

    The Four Corners in Japan Amy Ella Blanchard
  • 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
  • The Nikko hotel stood at the foot of this hill; and the time of the year was May.

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

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • This seemed a little inconsequent, but I told him I had not yet been to Nikko.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
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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