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Nikko Tosho-gu

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Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 288-54-0560
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Lovely shrines

These are the expensive places to visit of Japan. There was a lot of restoration work going on so we did not see the entrance gates. Lots and lots of steps so if you have trouble... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Benbecula Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These are the expensive places to visit of Japan. There was a lot of restoration work going on so we did not see the entrance gates. Lots and lots of steps so if you have trouble walking up steps this is not the place to visit. I'm glad we saw it but I feel there are other places in Japan... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this place is famous for its three monkey icon. you need to prepare the stamina since the are many steps to reach the top. the place is very calm, surrounds with many trees.. ideal for those who needs relax away from the city buzz

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful complex. Amazing combination of art, craft tradition. Unbelievable richness of the entire place. Try to be there early morning when they just open the site so the place is not so crowded. Any description I will try to post is dull relative to the sights, the rich craftsmanship and decoration. A must see place. On the top we... More 

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Thank Adomvatik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this world heritage shrine on your stop to Nikko. Entrance fee 1300¥ per adult. It is a great walk and the architecture is breathtaking (see pictures)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gate is located in the main entrance for the shrine and it's stunning an amazing feat of eng. from the old school Japanese it's a mist see in nikko, it can be busy on the weekends specially but during the week it's ok

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Thank Pedro P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beauty of this collection of buildings cannot be overstated in my opinion. The intricate detail of the ornamentation and the colour is truly stunning. We had seen a number of shrines and temples all across Honshu prior to Toshogu, and it was not diminished at all by being at the end of the list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have said restoration is ongoing, but there is still much to see. This is a beautiful site and despite being very popular with visitors it is well worth visiting. The colours, carvings and decoration on the buildings is exceptional. You can walk up the 200 steps to the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the founder of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some parts of the shrine are covered with scaffolding but not too much. We walked form the JR station along the high street and up into the national park where this is situated amongst the trees.The three wise monkeys carving is back and there is enough uncovered. Much is highly decorated and there are lots of steps to see everywhere.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived right at opening and were happy we did. We were able to explore the shrines before the huge crowds arrived. My husband and I each bought a English audio guide (which was unfortunately, only available an hour after opening) which was great as the signs were all in Japanese and we didn't know a lot about the history.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the train from Tokyo for a day trip ostensibly to see the Three Wise Monkeys and the sleeping cat. There are numerous temples in the general vicinity and if you enjoy temples and mountain scenery it would be easy to spend a few days in Nikko. Although the carvings are small as noted elsewhere, the complex has many... More 

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