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Nikko Tosho-gu

2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0560
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2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0560
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nikko is so worth a visit, amazing nature including lakes and waterfalls as well as the temples, like this one of Tosho-Gu. The day I visited it was snowing but still the temple, the people, the spring colours impressed me very much. It is a...More

1  Thank Iria s
Reviewed 6 days ago

must-see temple in Nikko. It is quite large including the tomb of the General on the hill at the back.Recommended to spend about 2 hours visiting if want to look at the details

Thank TuangWX
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good walk to explore the extensive grounds holding different shrines where entrance fees are levied if you wish to go inside the inner ground of these shrines. A walk around this area is enjoyable especially a quick lunch at a Soba restaurant located on...More

Thank RoamingHorse
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to see this place for its rich culture and history that dates back to the Edo period. It was good that we joined a tour group (Sunrise Tours JTB) as the tour guide was able to explain (in English) the many stories...More

Thank mgdmojica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was our first one on this vacation. It started early since we had to catch the collecting bus in Shibuya which is a short cab ride from Shinjuku where we were staying. We opted for a cab ride instead of taking the subway...More

1  Thank OletAbad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a vast number of shrines you can visit in Japan, I liked this one. The wood archetype was special to me

Thank mikervet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great shrine and temple, with many interesting buildings, design, paintings, and interior exhibits as well. It is also very big, so it is relatively easy to get lost without a map. This is a great getaway from Tokyo, plus note that the...More

Thank Jay L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole complex is captivating, set in such a majestic forest...the shrines vie with the grandeur of nature. I would say the trees win the competition, but the shrines are amazing...the detail of the carving is spectacular as well as the colors. It is worthwhile...More

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A national park in NIKKOU having mountains and lakes and streams and forests and falls. Please take having fixed-routebus and taxi. 日光東照宮周辺はは徳川家康の墓地・寺としてでなく川・小川・山・湖・温泉・ハイキングコースとたくさんの行くところ、見るところがあります。四季それぞれ表情や気温もかなり違います。たびたび訪れる楽しみあり。移動にはタクシー・路線バス上手に組み立てて使ってください。日光駅から東照宮は歩いて20分から30分かな。お土産屋さん連なり立ち寄るとかなり時間かかります。

Thank aliceann2017
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

A great place to spend all day long. We do it by ourselves. We take nearly 5 hours to visit all. The principle shrine is tremendous. We take the audio gide with an electric pencil and a map that it was easy to use. If...More

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Eric t
March 4, 2017|
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Response from fire-tower | Reviewed this property |
It's a World Heritage Site and definitely worth a visit, but you probably need to do your research to see how many days you intend to visit. Plan ahead in terms of lodging and transport. It's totally different from the main... More
October 15, 2016|
Response from Aitoh | Reviewed this property |
Utsunoniya SGG is an organization operated by local offers guide @ free. Their guide service requires pre booking as they are volunteers. To well understand history of areas, I recommend to have a guide go around w you.
June 2, 2016|
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Response from MacyMck | Reviewed this property |
Hi The bad news is that almost ALL steps up to shrines in Japan are built with a high steps. The idea is that you will then approach these with reverence. Some, e.g. Daigoji gate in Kyoto actually have a bar across the top... More