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Nikko Toshogu Shrine

2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan
+81 288-54-0560
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Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Togoshi shrine is right at the top of the World Heritage site. You'll see a large concrete gate in front. There are other shrines in the site, but this one is big. You can't see in from the ticket desk JPY 1300 , but once inside there're are multiple temples on the hill.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great day trip from Tokyo. If you take a taxi and keep it all day it will cost you about Yen 125,000 and it is really worth it for a family trip. The temples are absolutely beautiful and there are many little stops to make at waterfalls and the big lake.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Toshogu shrine is extremely popular side trip / weekend trip among foreigners and Tokyoites. So it can be crowded. Luckily my visit was not too busy and I was able to enjoy the sights without queues. The shrine has much historical importance in Japan. The park is very beautiful and set amongst a forest of cedar trees. It is a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It was a miserable day, very wet, misty and cold. Bus 1A was the best option to the shrine, given the weather, although on a sunny day...the walk would be good. Full of atmosphere, set on a hillside, amongst the pine trees. Lots of history. Great traditional buildings and lots of photo opportunities. Makes for a good day trip from... More

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NoVA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was in Tokyo for a business trip and stayed over the weekend. My colleagues and I decided to take a trip to visit the Nikko shrine - we were all quite amazed. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The history and the beauty are marvelous. From the five story pagoda, to the three wise monkeys, the sleeping cat,... More

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Honolulu
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It is spread out, so be ready for some hiking. Everything, though, is worth it. The hike to the sleeping cat is a bit uphill, but well worth the trip.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Always a must when visiting Japan, I love the shrines. It gives you a good workout from all the sitting in trains! Lots of walking and hundreds of steps, make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water! Very historical and magnificent!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Definitely dont miss this shrine on a trip to Nikko. Beautiful although very busy. Get here early in the day if possible. A real sight that has been maintained wonderfully

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Manila
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is one of the nicest places I went to during our recent trip to Japan. After a two hour or so road trip from Tokyo, we were rewarded with gorgeous views inside and outside the shrine. The place was covered with snow when we got there, which even added to its magnificent aura. Its a huge area and would... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Really great experience, worth the entry price, don't bother walking up the steps to the monument though, there's not much there and it's a hike!

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