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Takinoo Shrine

2310-1 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan
+81 288-54-0535
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Ranked #19 of 83 Attractions in Nikko
Type: Religious Sites
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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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