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“Just magnificent ”
Jul 15, 2018
“Intricate and Beautiful”
Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This ornate gate is one of the highlights of the Toshogu-shrine. Two golden lions are housed in the gate which adds to the dazzle. The carvings are mind boggling in their intricacies.

Thank Dhiraj H
Reviewed 15 July 2018

All of the temples in Nikko are stunning, and this gate is no different. When you first see it, it really does impress.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

A remarkable and beautiful Gate. Such craftsmanship went into the carvings and the detail is amazing. The place is very crowded so be prepared. Shoes off to go inside. A must see.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a massive gate, very colorful with intricate details on both the front and the back. The gate appears to be newly restored as the paint looked fresh and still not faded.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

don't just take a picture and rush on. better take a while to have a closer look at the many fine, well elaborated details on all sides of this impressive building.

Thank cooh
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Great starting pint for your visit to the mausoleum of Tokugawa Iemitsu. Visit early to beat the crowds otherwise you won't get a photograph without loads of people in it. Also the light early is incredible here.

Thank sassiecat2015
Reviewed 17 September 2017

So much detail, you can get lost in the stories they tell and forget all about fatigue, whining, and the mischief of the long road. I always look around for locals when visiting touristy places. This gate was mostly observed by locals, families and solo...More

Thank 111AnJ111
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I have never been so impressed as I have whilst visiting Yōmeimon. This gate and its artful design and architecture is extremely gorgeous and the most intricately constructed gate I have ever seen in my life. It was amazing! It's definitely an incredible sight to...More

Thank eugenia27
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The gate you will walk through when you visit the Toshogu shrine. Lucky me, the renovation is completed on the gate and I think it's the most beautiful shrine gates in Japan. Look closer and you can see the work is very detail.

Thank fajaradiartha
Reviewed 25 June 2017

If you don't like crowds, avoid May. There were so many students visiting from all over Japan for their senior ritual excursions. People congregate around the gate before they go up the stairs. There is a power spot but need to ask local store people...More

Thank Yori O
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