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Takinoo Shrine

Address: 2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 288-54-0535
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Ranked #13 of 92 Attractions in Nikko
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Israel, Rakefet
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a total contrast to the grand & fancy monuments near the town. You need to walk 2-3 Km uphill on a stone path thru a magnificent forest, with streams, trees & miniature shrines & statutes along the way. While the town was packed with people, here I bumped on very few people along the way, mostly Japanese. I... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We spent quite a lot of time looking for it, mainly because the address stated here is incorrect. You have to go up the hill for about half an hour from the the bridge, but its totally worth it. Unlike the other ones, who are very crouded, this one is very peaceful and unique. The only thing you should consider... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We took a hike from our hotel by the bridge to come up and see this (and the others), and this one was really worth the walk. Compared to the more famous shrine and temple just down the road, this had maybe one other couple, so we had it all to ourselves. Really gorgeous, quiet and calm.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Most of the grand temples at Nikko are down at the base of the hill, easily accessible. This shrine, by contrast, is tucked up a not unsubstantial climb on a stone path. The path is old and not the smoothest of walks, and I expect during rainy or snowy times it could be quite treacherous. So be warned, to see... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Beautiful shrine and surrounds but in winter and early spring while there's still snow around, beware that the path can be slippery and treacherous, not to mention hard to find (and we had a Japanese friend with us!). The return 5km circuit took us almost 3 hours and we are all fit and able-bodied!

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Country Victoria, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
51 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A pleasant walk especially welcome at times when the Toshogu and Futarasan-jinja shrines and the Rinnoji temples are crowded. Collect a copy of the Nikko Historical Walking Map from the helpful tourist information office. A circular route marked on the map in green commences from the red lacquered Shinkyo Bridge upwards through the Nikko Shrines and Temples and meanders upwards... More 

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