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
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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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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