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Nikko Tosho-gu

2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0560
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2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ground was grand and the surrounding forests and trees towering around the temple feels appropriate for the final resting place of the legendary Tokugawa Ieyesu. There were a lot of visitors, both domestic and overseas, lining up to visit the shrine where Ieyesu lies...More

Thank Papafan
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must visit for any visitor to Japan. All the history, delightful Japanese intricate architecture, culture, history, serenity....all rolled into one. This entire place will set you back as there are multiple entry fees to different sites. But it's all worth while. Take your time...More

Thank BertSG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best in Nikko! I guess when you’re one of the most famous leaders in Asian history- you get a good resting place. I have walked up a lot of stairs and seen a lot of old, famous, dead people’s resting place- this...More

Thank Harding2096
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the iconic beautiful astonishing remarkable shrines in Nikko, the elaborated decoration was so impressive, the charming of manificient surrounding forrest environment has given a magical attractive power and wonderful unforgettable experience. this place has been preserved and well maintained, and definitely worth for visiting place.

Thank Huang W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to point out that after spending the day on this trip from Tokyo there is so much to see around Nikko and a 2-3 days would have been better. The train from Ueno to Utsunomiya then change for Nikko takes around 2hrs...More

Thank mickknap
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I can't say that I am a fan of the touristy town of Nikko, nor the natural park surroundings which only come into their own after the dry season ends, the temple complex is worth the visit. The details, decorations, layout, and overall feel...More

Thank max_hartwig
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally chose the worst day possible to visit this national monument. This is where the first Tokugawa Shogun is buried. The day we chose to visit is during both Taiwan, China and Japan national holiday. The line was crazy, takes about three hours to...More

Thank semanticvision
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This shrine is a must see if you are interested in the history of Japan. Not only is the architecture magnificent (like every other temple and shrine in Japan), but also because it is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu (although that appears to...More

1  Thank Liang V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the main spot of Nikko. The ancient temples/shrines are very beautiful and cannot be missed. Also the fact that they surrounded by tall trees on all sides makes it even more beautiful. There are quite a few steps to climb and walk if...More

1  Thank sanketgIndia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think that this place is one of the highlights of Nikko. There are a lot of remarkable spots to visit in the area. All are different from other traditional Japanese temples. In conclusion, it is a must visit place if you go to Nikko.

Thank KMatariki
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obake2017
22 February 2018|
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Response from MakkD | Reviewed this property |
I went there few weeks backs and it was alright.no covering.
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Eric t
5 March 2017|
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Response from fire-tower | Reviewed this property |
It's a World Heritage Site and definitely worth a visit, but you probably need to do your research to see how many days you intend to visit. Plan ahead in terms of lodging and transport. It's totally different from the main... More
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ColoradoTraveler47
15 October 2016|
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Response from Aitoh | Reviewed this property |
Utsunoniya SGG is an organization operated by local offers guide @ free. Their guide service requires pre booking as they are volunteers. To well understand history of areas, I recommend to have a guide go around w you.
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