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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 84 Attractions in Nikko
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Some of the buildings including the Sanbutsudo Hall are under renovation till 2020.The roofs have been removed and the buildings totally enclosed. You can watch the craftsmen restore the building and all the Buddhas and cultural objects have been put up close and personal. Normally these would be set far away in the temple but now you can walk right... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A truly magnificent shrine, I have travelled countless famous and small shrines in Japan over the years, this is in my experience and knowledge quite different to other shrines mainly in the immense amount of real gold, wooden carvings and colour. Some of the architecture of some buildings I have not seen in other parts off Japan. It is quite... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went to Nikko pretty much only to see this temple after being so well recommended, and despite having high expectations, the reality was even better. The temple complex is incredibly massive and it involved many buildings - one more interesting than the other. The whole atmosphere of the place is great and it is highly recommended to anyone!

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

The Nikko Toshogu Temple complex is truly a wonder of the world. Easily accessible on a day trip from Tokyo, Nikko is a great change from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. The scenery is spectacular and the architecture of the temples is amazing. On arrival in Nikko by train take the bus to the Shinkyo Bridge stop. Stay on... More

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Firenze
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nikko is a place that's Heritage og Japan and World too. This Temple is more than awesome. Is a perfect place to get totally fascinated by ancien Japan culture. People need to come here with respect. Nice impact with the Japan culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The decor of the structures is just breathtaking. Very easy to get there from the train station. Even from Tokyo. It's a must-go place in Japan.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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