I want to ask, I was planning to go to World Heritage Site in Nikko (Furatasan Shrine, Nikko Shrine, Shinkyo Bridge, etc). But the date I will be able to go is October 16th 2017 and I read that there will be a festival of old Samurai going on there.
So my question is, during the festival, is Nikko really crowded that bus can't ride like usual and lots of traffic jam? If I only plan to visit Futarasan Shrine and others around World Heritage Site will I met the traffic jam too?
Do you recommend me to go to Nikko during that festival? Because I want to avoid the festival and traffic jam. I'm not planning to see the festival, I just want to enjoy the autumn season in Nikko. But is it possible for me to enjoy on October 16th 2017? It will be very crowded right? Is there any other city like Nikko (near from Tokyo) that already had the autumn feeling going on on October 16th 2017? Hope someone have suggestion for me. Thanks