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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 October 15, 2014 via mobile

One of my top sites in Japan. Visited this late in the afternoon and it was quieter than I expected given it was autumn. The level of detail in the carving and the number of things to see made it a great site

Thank Scott G
Reviewed October 13, 2014

This splendid group of temples is so rich is decoration that you actually stand and find it hard to take it all in. A very special, one of a kind place that you would not want to miss in your visit to Japan. Entering under...More

1  Thank DANIELLA107
Reviewed October 13, 2014

All the archeological stuff is fair enough, this site is interesting and being renovated nicely. But all this Shogun excess inevitably was a lot of waste.

Thank Constant T
Reviewed October 7, 2014

I love this place, all is amazing I went there in April so the weather couldn't be better. The shire is been taken care so you will enjoy the arquitecture

2  Thank Miya L
Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wow, is all I can say. This is an experience I will never forget. Simply amazing to walk through such a place full of life and colour and reverent beauty. Truly spectacular!

Thank Samara M
Reviewed October 6, 2014

A lot of truly magnificent architecture and separate shrines within the shrine. If you can, get up to the NE corner at the back. There's a loop path, stone laid through stands of fairly old cypress and cedar. It's a modest hike, but worth it....or...More

1  Thank hfulghum
Reviewed October 5, 2014

Even though it is being totally renovated the shrine is worth a visit to see how a temple is built. The surrounding area has enough to make the visit worthwhile.

Thank JanandAnne
Reviewed September 27, 2014

Some of the buildings including the Sanbutsudo Hall are under renovation till 2020.The roofs have been removed and the buildings totally enclosed. You can watch the craftsmen restore the building and all the Buddhas and cultural objects have been put up close and personal. Normally...More

Thank DoctorG44
Reviewed September 17, 2014

A truly magnificent shrine, I have travelled countless famous and small shrines in Japan over the years, this is in my experience and knowledge quite different to other shrines mainly in the immense amount of real gold, wooden carvings and colour. Some of the architecture...More

2  Thank WilliamTheWanderer
Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We went to Nikko pretty much only to see this temple after being so well recommended, and despite having high expectations, the reality was even better. The temple complex is incredibly massive and it involved many buildings - one more interesting than the other. The...More

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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