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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 attraction reviews
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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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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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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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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 29 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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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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