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Address: 2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 288-54-0535

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This was one of our favorites. It's a bit of a hike up to the shrine, which isn't highlighted by many of the tourist info, but well worth it. A slippery rock path leads you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was one of our favorites. It's a bit of a hike up to the shrine, which isn't highlighted by many of the tourist info, but well worth it. A slippery rock path leads you beyond the crowds, by waterfalls, and eventually up to the shrine. It was peaceful, lush green, and we really only saw a couple people along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After reading other reviews, I knew I had to make the trek. The hike was absolutely beautiful through the lush forest along a boulder path. Once arriving to the shrine, we were the only people there.

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Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After the disappointment of the touristy, highly commercialized and frankly boring Toshogu Shrine, Takinoo Shrine - more accurately Takino'o Walking Path - saved the day. Nobody knows about it - I found out from the staff at my guesthouse - so it was nearly deserted. It consists of a rock-strewn path through the woods that takes less than an hour... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

After visiting the shrine we walked through the first to takinoo. It only took around 25 min and was very easy. Very scenic and peaceful. You can walk back the same way or along the road back to Nikko.

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Israel, Rakefet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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
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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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Shoreline
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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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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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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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Address: Address: 2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 288-54-0535
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tochigi Prefecture  >  Nikko

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