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Nikko Toshogu Shrine

2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan
+81 288-54-0560
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Ranked #2 of 83 Attractions in Nikko
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Barcelona, Spain
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful temple located in the middle of the forest in Nikko. You can get here by Shinkanzen form Tokyo to Utsunomiya in less than an hour, then you need to change the train to the local one to Nikko. Once in the city of Nikko the temple is 15min walk from the train station. Is located in a beautiful natural... More

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Utsunomiya, Japan
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15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is the real deal and it was made by the first shogun to honor his victory You need to see this to understand the people who built the place

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Townsville, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I heard that this was a really worthwhile trip but it was a long way to go for not much to see. The museum was great but the temples being under renovation took a lot away from what would have been a great experience.

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Massafra, Italy
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I loved the atmosphere and the beautiful architecture of the shrine... they also have free guides who explain the history of the shrine to the tourists.

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Saitama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Amazing structures surrounded by a lot of other stuff to look at too. I actually enjoyed the smaller temples more as they were less packed. Sometimes its hard to enjoy things like this when theres too many people, so i think it might be cool to see it early morning. It is very nice though. You can try mochi too... More

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Bornem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Even with the ongoing restoration works it's still worth the visit ! A magical place and all those colors !

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We looked forward to our trip to Nikko, but were disappointed to see that a lot of the sights were undergoing renovations. We don't mind this as sights do need renovating, but think it would be fair to advertise this clearly at the ticket offices for the entrance fees, as some of the entrance fees are quite steep or even... More

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De Pinte, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Not to miss when you are in or around Tokio. Best is to buy a world heritage ticket including the train from Tobu Asakusa station. Gives a wonderfull view of Japanese temple buildings and the respect the Japanese people have for their cultural heritage. Take yout time, there is a lot to see.

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

While in Tokyo, the Capital of the East, I wanted to do a few sights and Nikko was once of them. Nikko is a nice ride away from Tokyo either by car, coach or Shinkansen. I went on a tour and I loved it. It takes about 2 hours + to get there and the scenery prior arrival is fantastic.... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's grand in detail not in size. To enjoy the most you need to go slow and see even a small detail. Then you will see the real beauty of this place.

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