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Nikko Tosho-gu

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

This shrine is really big, and very beautiful. It is well worth the cost of the ticket. The beautiful black and gold was a nice change from the usual red color of japanese shrines. Also nice was going up the stairs that brought to the...More

Thank ChiisanaSaki
Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently restored the sculpture rich buildings comprising this ensemble are quite impressive. No photos allowed inside and scaffolding’s are still covering some sections.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a large complex. Much of it is outdoors, but there are two areas where you can go inside if you're willing to take your shoes off. Tickets were checked at the front entrance and the entrance to Hanjido Hall, which housed a roaring...More

1  Thank LexiV
Reviewed 4 days ago

We made the trip to Nikko on our own and not using any tour. To get there we use the Metro, the JR train and the bus from the station to the temple. We did not have any difficulty to get there. The place is...More

Thank Miriela S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A highlight of our three week Japan trip. Absolutely astounding temple grounds...a must see! Around every corner there are buildings, bells, & temples to impress!

1  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of our trip in cities so this was the perfect contrast. It was so nice to see a different landscape! The Nikko-ji Temple grounds were absolutely beautiful. The trees were gigantic and green and full. The stone walkwaysand surroundings through the trees...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We left Hamamatsuho bus station exactly at 9:00 am and arrived at the temple around 11:30 am. You need to have a map that the tour guide will give you as you can get lost easily. There is a parking space for the buses which...More

Thank Miles527
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a place I would recommend seeing. A great day trip out of Tokyo and setting is just wonderful. Lots of temples surrounded by trees, very peaceful.

Thank Penny H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit, despite some reviews here saying the climb is steep but we managed with a 4 year old. The steps are not too steep and there are plenty opportunities to take a nice rest with a view. It's nicely...More

1  Thank Michatravelling
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

If you came to Nikko you came for this place. Simply wonderful. The temple is located at some minutes walk from the train station and it was easy to find. Absolutely impossible to skip.

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10 September 2018|
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Response from mickknap | Reviewed this property |
Try the gift shop and restaurant close by
28 June 2018|
Response from Shin181 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are about three in an hour.
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Response from YvonneT | Reviewed this property |
It was easy to see both of these. We were there in April. The renovations seemed to be limited to the roof. I’d say the monkeys had already been renovated. The cat is very small and tucked away. Check out the reverse side... More