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Nikko Tosho-gu

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Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Nikko itself is a perfect day trip from Tokyo, if you see one thing go here. Amazing temple complex with access up to Ieyasu Tokugawa's grave. After viewing this head through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Westminster, Colorado
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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nikko itself is a perfect day trip from Tokyo, if you see one thing go here. Amazing temple complex with access up to Ieyasu Tokugawa's grave. After viewing this head through the woods and view the complex for his grandson. Next head back into town and view the sacred bridge.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nikkō Tōshō-gū 日光東照宮 was magnificent in many ways. Tōshō-gū was dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu who started 250 year’s Tokugawa shogunate. It was built in 1617 by his son Hidetada and expanded by grandson Iemitsu. Ieyasu is enshrined and entombed in Tōshō-gū. It listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. The lavishly decorated shrine complex consists of more than a dozen buildings.... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Nikko then this is an obvious attraction you will visit. However after visiting multiple cities and attractions across Japan this was not a must do item overall. We enjoyed Nikko because it was the first thing we did outside of Tokyo. It is free to get there if you have a Japan rail pass and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple was really magic, full of history and things to see, definitely the best thing we saw in Nikko! You can see the 3 monkeys sacred stable, nice, and lots of other stuff that will take approx 2 hours in total.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a definite must-see! A simple tip though: Wear good walking shoes and eat a big breakfast before entering the shrine area, as you would be walking a lot and climbing stairs: there is just so much to see and explore in the shrine complex

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Thank Pavneet K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main attraction is under renovations, hence alot of scaffolding and workers hammering away ruining the atmosphere. Unless its a sign telling you not to do something, all information signs are in Japanese. Hence, most of the time I did not know what I was looking at. Moreover, all three shrine complexes require a separate ticket, so be prepared to... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toshogu Shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu. I went there for the hope of seeing Tokugawa Ieyasu's tomb. The architecture of the shrine was amazingly beautiful piece of delicate woodwork and it was decorated with large amount of gold leaf! My first impression was a lavishly decorated shrine! It was quite a contrast to most Shinto or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful place ..... However, a higher entrance fee than any of the other temples/shrines we visited, at a time when so much of it is covered in scafolding, left us a touch disappointed ....but only a touch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The temple was under renovation when I went but they still offered you a inside visit for an excessive price. The place was full of tourists bus and it was crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Theres more detail of work on each element. Quite a big piece of arts. Some part is still under renovate...but still beautiful

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