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

Nice hike in the forest. The shrine is quit (the crowds didn't find it) and lies beautiful in the nature. Worth the hike! Free.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leen V
Ghent, Belgium

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Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hike in the forest. The shrine is quit (the crowds didn't find it) and lies beautiful in the nature. Worth the hike! Free.

Thank Leen V
Zurich, Switzerland
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143 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did two things in Nikko which really blew our mind. Takinoo Shrine was one of the two things (the other one was an excursion to Lake Chuzenji). The temples at the heart of the world heritage site are completely crowded and overrun by people. Takinoo Shrine in comparison was quiet, serene and we had it essentially to ourselves (there... More 

Thank Xabbu
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68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please can signage to this glorious trail be upgraded ? What a relief to find a cobbled stone path away from the crowds at the shrine to escape to. Huge cedar trees mosses and ferns lined the pathway up. Autumn colours added to the experience . Less strenuous of course going down . A highlight of our visit to Nikko

Thank melbourneros
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I loved the trail up to Takinoo shrine! It's really quiet (probably due to some walking up a hill being involved...) so a complete reversal if you've just come from Toshogu (which we visited beforehand). We were alone the majority of the time, came across just a couple of other people. Make sure you grab a map of the trail... More 

4 Thank Tiphaine B
Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

เป็นศาลเจ้าที่อยู่ลึกเข้าไปจากแหล่งมรดกโลก ไม่ค่อยมีนักท่องเที่ยวภายนอกเดินไปถึงซักเท่าไหร่ แต่เมื่อไปถึงจะได้เห็นความงามของศาลและอาคารประกอบส่วนต่างๆ ที่มีความงดงามตามแบบญี่ปุ่น ประตูเค้าวัดนี้มีเกร็ดอยู่ว่า ถ้าใครมาอธิฐานแล้วโยนหินลอดรูบนประตูเข้าศาลเจ้าได้ สิ่งที่อธิฐานจะเป็นจริง The shrine where locate on the north of world heritage site. This place had no crowd of tourist. Many of building are interesting in this shirne. There are the story that you pray for your wish so you throw the little stone to pass the hole on the door shrine. Your wish will... More 

Thank gigared
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well this shrine was quite beautiful, the three divine trees are there which were replanted after it was believed that the gods were upset because they were cut down a long time ago. The whole area that the shrine is in is pretty nice. There is a waterfall at the bottom of the stairs. Also as you walk through the... More 

Thank cmaloney27
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank jpdillin
United States
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank granviajerodelmundo
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

3 Thank Devulous
Level Contributor
189 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 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.

Thank AlanMerrins

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