Takinoo Shrine

Takinoo Shrine, Nikko

Takinoo Shrine
4.5
Religious Sites
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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B L
Denver, CO114 contributions
We did the temples, shrines and the Imperial Villa, but this was the best thing we did in Nikko. The trail starts near the Shinkyo Sacred Bridge and proceeds up the mountain past the Toshogu Shrine. The shrines were very busy, but we basically had the trail to ourselves with just an occasional group or individual walker. On the way up the trail went parallel to a rural road through cedar and bamboo forests (some of the cedar trees are enormous) and past small shrines, stones and waterfalls to the Takino'o Shrine. The trail consists of large smooth stones (which could be slippery if it was raining) and some flights of starirs. It was mistly and foggy when we were there, but was not raining. Definitely worth the time. Be sure to see the statues under the cliff at the Hotoke Iwa.
Written March 14, 2020
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,291 contributions
The Takinoo Shrine is the final destination of a beautiful peaceful walk through Japanese cedars. It was the walk that was most memorable for me, rather than this simple shrine.
Written February 6, 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary2,509 contributions
It is an excellent place to get away from the crowded touristic attractions.
Wear proper shoes for the walk. There is also a small waterfall you can enjoy. The shrine is a kind of magical.
It is an absolute must to see! :-)
Written December 17, 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA668 contributions
This is the end of a 5km hike up and back, it is worth the trip, there is more than just the shrine, there is some hidden waterfalls behind this.
Written November 25, 2019
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Wayne L
Birmingham, UK272 contributions
Although a bit of a walk (on a very humid day) it was well worth it for the peace and quiet after all the crowds in the main World Heritage site. Excellent for photographers or people who want to get away from it all.
Written October 6, 2019
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maru89
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,245 contributions
Friends
It free, there was nobody when we went there.
Very quiet.
Be careful. Bring proper shoes if there is snow
Written March 8, 2019
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,554 contributions
Couples
It is a nice 20 minute walk up to the shrine which is thought to be dedicated to women and people seeking love. Worth a visit.
Written March 4, 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Couples
We strolled along the forest and liked the quiet environment around. There was not much visitors. The shrine uphill was small and worth to walk here.
Written November 21, 2018
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hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
Vermont6,801 contributions
Couples
A quiet, off the beaten path, path in Nikko is a real find. You will probably not see another tourist - or if you do it will be the only one or two - and they too will be appreciating the quiet of this special place.

The trail to the shrine is uphill through forested land. It’s an easy walk of about 30 minutes, but we took much longer stopping along the way for photos. You pass a water fall, standing stone landmarks and lanterns. The walk under the forest canopy is dark and moody. Even when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cloudy here. Plenty of time for contemplation.

The shrine at the top is small and neglected - unlike the brightly colored buildings below. It’s a very special place in the midst of the tourist throngs and rush.

Definitely a change of pace and well worth the time.
Written September 25, 2018
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Amy B
London, UK2,494 contributions
Friends
This is a walk away from the main temples and it's so peaceful. We barely saw anyone on our way, found little waterfalls and it was just stunning. This temple was well worth the walk.
Written July 15, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM