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Dive into Trick Art in Nikko, Japan

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

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When you travel to Japan, you may find quickly that when it comes to art, Japan is king. The artwork in Japan is impressive. In fact, Japan offers trick art exhibits. The Trick Art Pia Nikko isa museum of optical illusions, and is located in Nikko, just a 10 minute walk from the famous Edo Wonderland.

Kegon Falls

The Kego Falls is considered one of the largest water falls in Japan. Standing at a towering 318 feet, this massive waterfall is a must see in Japan. The Kegon Falls painting depicts the actual water falls in Japan.

The Koala in the Forest

As you tuck yourself behind a tree, you are able to have your picture made with the beautiful Koalas deep into the forest.

A Horse Parent and Chiki

The Horse art gives you the impression of sitting on the horse. This horse art was the last painting the Father of Trick Art, Kazumune Keniyu, created.

The Artist’s Garden at Vetheuil

The beautiful sunflowers and people in the background, you feel you are part of this painting.

The Dragon’s Mouth

Called the “Roaring dragon,” the dragon has gain popularity in Nikko.

Ames Room

A large room with a painting of a dolphin and fish in the ocean, there is a struggle to keep from the painting crashing to the floor.

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1-4 Kosagoe, Nikko, Tochigi 321-2525

Hours of operation:

9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.



Directions by car

If you are traveling from the Utsunomiya Interchange on the Tohoku highway, take the Nikko Utsunomiya Toll Road until you reach the Imaichi Interchange (exit for Imaichi and Kinugawa Onsen areas), and proceed straight on national route 121 towards Kinugawa Onsen (approximately 15 minutes from Imaiachi interchange). The Trick Art museum is a 10 minute walk from Edo Wonderland.

Directions by train

If you are traveling by train, I recommend you take the Tobu Kinugawa Line from Tobu Asakusa station. Once at the station, you will exit at Kinugawa Onsen station. If you are traveling from Omiya, Shinjuku, or Ikebukuro, you can take the limited express “Kinugawa” or “Spacia Kinugawa” and exit at Kinugawa Onsen station. You can take a 10 minute taxi ride or 15 minute bus ride to Edomura is 15 minutes from the station.

By Bus

You can take a bus from JR Nikko station to Edo Wonderland. Then walk 10 minutes to the Trick Art Museum. Check out the bus schedule.

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