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Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 288-54-0560
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Beautiful in the snow

LIke all the shrines in this area, some amazing architecture. Note...many of the shrines are being renovated in the lead up to the olympics

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

LIke all the shrines in this area, some amazing architecture. Note...many of the shrines are being renovated in the lead up to the olympics

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Holy moly is all I can say about this place. I don't think it is possible to be able to build this place today. There is so much detail in the carvings and artwork. I arrived when it was cold so I was glad that there was lots of walking. The location was among gorgeous pine trees. Buses are easy... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the main gate of this temple was still under construction but it still has many point of interest and very nice detail of building ornament! Walking past through the main gate, you will find yourself a prayer booth in almost every intersection. the monk will tell you to go on if you do not want to offer a pray to... More 

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A day here took my breath away - so many beautiful structures with a backdrop of very tall pine trees. So much to see and photograph, and there was still snow around when we visited, to give an added dimension. Not to be missed; we both preferred it to anything at Kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a day in Nikko and the temples and shrines were simply amazing. very laid back town and walk overall with easy access from Tokyo. Must visit in Japan.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the shrine of the Tokugawa family. A well preserved architecture and in particular the overhead beams.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blown away by the overwhelming details of those building. The Shrine is next too other temple, museum etc a good whole day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Japan (Tokyo) for business or vacations and have one ay free to enjoy some other places in this extraordinary country, you have the chance to visit Nikko. It is about 2:30 hrs far from Shinjuku and you will no regret to visit this place full of tradition and wisdom. From Shinjuku station you can take a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is under renovation during my visitation. It is estimated to take few more months to complete. The entrance fee is the most expensive among the 15 temples or shrines that I visited in Japan. You are not allowed to take photos inside the temple. My friend was very unhappy of this shrines are selling stuffs inside the temple, which... More 

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited this site in the Fall season. On the way to Nikkō Tōshō-gū, people are able to visit some of the charming shops. When getting closer to Tosho-gu, we found ourselves situated in the beautiful scenery of the autumn. People interested in architecture will also enjoy this site for a lot of fascinating details, although there are always too... More 

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