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Takinoo Shrine

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Quiet walk in the forest

We strolled along the forest and liked the quiet environment around. There was not much visitors... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
Get away from the crowds to appreciate nature and this hidden shrine

A quiet, off the beaten path, path in Nikko is a real find. You will probably not see another... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0535
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We strolled along the forest and liked the quiet environment around. There was not much visitors. The shrine uphill was small and worth to walk here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 26 September 2018

A quiet, off the beaten path, path in Nikko is a real find. You will probably not see another tourist - or if you do it will be the only one or two - and they too will be appreciating the quiet of this special...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a walk away from the main temples and it's so peaceful. We barely saw anyone on our way, found little waterfalls and it was just stunning. This temple was well worth the walk.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The forest, the walk, it's all so gorgeous. Keep your camera handy you'll want to post your pics to instagram for sure.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rhuri6
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely quite and simple shrine in nature. Covered in moss and surrounded by trees it creates a peaceful feeling. Worth the walk there

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hannah_Alexis
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This shrine is about a half hour walk from Nikko's principle temples in the historical zone. The path there is surrounded by the forest, with smaller shrines, a waterfall, and the occasional deer along the way. You have the option of hiking the ancient stone...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is the highlight of a long walk. I didn't know what to expect and I don't think I was expected something grand . To me it's more the experience of the whole walk up to this final point and it's absolutely satisfying. This low...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe because of the great reviews, I had too high of expectations for Takinoo shrine. Some things to keep in mind: 1. The walk is a little far from the main shrine area. This is a good thing in that it means a lot fewer...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Matt W
Reviewed 23 April 2016

So I went to Nikkou, finally. This shrine was not very popular but it is very interesting. From Toushouguu it's a kilometer hike along a difficult stone path. I had loads of fun though. Takinou Jinja is a very mysterious shrine with many blessings to...More

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank ART196
Reviewed 1 April 2016

If your tired of the crowds and the expansive gaudiness of the big shrines, look for this place. While not easy to find at first by any map, it is a local gem. Walking up to it, one passes through a primeval forest with waterfalls...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank William J
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