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Nikko Tosho-gu

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Nikko Tosho-gu

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2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431 Tochigi Prefecture
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The Nikko National Park Bike Experience
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The Nikko National Park Bike Experience

The wonderful scenery and environment at the National Park will make your bike tour a special experience. We will travel by car and start from an altitude of 1800m, and you will be overwhelmed by the panorama that opens in front of you. You will see landscapes, and flora and fauna at the National Park. Mountains, valleys, lakes, hot springs, grasslands and animals; you will be impressed by the natural beauty of Nikko. You may even be able to talk with the monkeys that will come out to greet you!<br>* It is almost a full downhill course.
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Mick wrote a review Nov 18
Bangkok, Thailand109 contributions7 helpful votes
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Easy to get to from Nikko station. Just take a bus for 200Yen from the station or get an all day pass if seeing all the sites and have time on hand. The shrine is amazing craftsmanship in honor to Ieyasu Tokugawa Japans first Shogun after the warring states period. I visited third week of November and there was still some lovely Autumn foliage to be seen. The Cedars lined walkways and surrounding shrines and temples were lovely but this is definitely in my top 3 of all places visited in Japan.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Axelle wrote a review Aug 2020
Minato, Japan8 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful. It is really worth visiting if you are staying in Tokyo, only 2 hours away. Our kids - 8 and 10 also enjoyed it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ナカノマキムラ wrote a review Jul 2020
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First animals is sleeping cat that called NEMURI-NEKO.2 tree sparrow was back side the sleeping cat and that is to mean the peaceful years of the Edo period(1603-1868) Second animals are 3 wise monkeys,MIZARU・IWAZARU・KIKAZARU.that is to mean see no evil,speak no evil,hear no evil,that monkeys portrayed of life. Thirdly,NAKI-RYU is drowned ceiling oriental dragon. Buddhist priest perform on a certain location,the dragon roared.This area is not take photographs. NIKKO-TOSHOGU was dedicated to memory of IEYASU TOKUGAWA faundation of an Edo(Tokyo)city.We observe the decencies here.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Dioc wrote a review Jun 2020
Athens, Georgia180 contributions32 helpful votes
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What a great day trip from Tokyo. The train trip from Tokyo was relaxing and once there you get on the bus that takes you to the Shrine. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you will know why when you visit. The Shrine was completed in 1636 and it took 4.5 million artisans and workers 1.5 years to complete the groups of buildings that are more elaborate and gorgeous than any other Japanese temple or shrine. There are a lot of steps but it is doable if you are not rushed. Especially the steps to Leuasu Toshogu's grave site. One thing to know is that the Shinzo Sacred Bridge is an extra fee to cross and once you get across you have to go back across to exit that site and go on to the Shrine.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dustythoughts wrote a review May 2020
Manchester, Connecticut1,094 contributions398 helpful votes
This beautiful temple is a must-see if you're visiting Japan. Wander through the temple, admire the exquisite attention to detail, and soak in the history (it was built in the 16th century). Specifically, look for the carving of the Three Monkeys, which are the basis for the "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil" monkeys that are common nowadays. It's a calm place, even when there are a lot of visitors.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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