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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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Great in the summer

Great for a day trip from out of Tokyo. Easy access. Sights are in one relatively small area. Cool in the summer. And you get to see something famous. The three "wise" monkeys of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great for a day trip from out of Tokyo. Easy access. Sights are in one relatively small area. Cool in the summer. And you get to see something famous. The three "wise" monkeys of see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil fame. Apparently this is where the (rather dubious) proverb got its start. I've run into a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you aren't that good with stairs, don't go:P Other than that, if you like temples and history, this is a very good location to start with in your visit to Nikko

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a beautiful Shinto Shrine, surrounded by trees. You'd forget you are in one of the busiest cities in the world, as the site is pretty large and almost from the start, the sound of traffic and the sight of sky scrapers fades away. THis is the site of the original three monkeys carving, and there are plenty of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

In the beautiful little town of Nikko, Toshogu Shrine is a large complex of very elaborate temples and shrines. You will need your walking shoes on to take in all of the sites and buildings. There are a lot of stairs.

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Nikko, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Amazing detail, rich colors, and a great place to visit. This is the gem of Nikko and well worth visiting. Takes about two hours to see the whole place. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing place. A World Heritage UNESCO site. Very beautiful buildings, very different to many shrines I have visited before. Set in beautiful gardens with very old and large cedar/cypress trees it is wonderful to just stroll and take it all in. The size of the area is huge. There are lots of stone steps, created by people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. There are some very steep stairs to get to part of the shrine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Toshogu comprises a number of temples that were built in the 1600s by a Shogun & these would ultimately be his mausoleum, so his ashes are deposited there beneath the shrine. It's a great escape from the madness of Tokyo and definitely worth a visit. There are also some lovely walks in the area to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As a memorial site to the Tokugawa shoguns (who surely envied the pomp of then Kyoto-based Imperial Family) this is a wonderful site in the mountains about 100km North of Tokyo. Mature cedars and imposing inclines provide a calm atmosphere and the recently renovated buildings are spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The shrine is very large compare to others in Japan. Wonderful Japanese architecture. The most beautiful shrine in Japan. You need time to walk slowly and see a gorgeous things around the shrine. 3 monkeys and sleeping cat.

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