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[neek-kaw; English nik-oh, nee-koh]
  1. a city on central Honshu, in central Japan: famous for shrines and temples.
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Historical Examples of nikko

  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for nikko


  1. 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)
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