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2300 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the World Heritage of Shrines and Temples of Nikko this is one of 5 temples to view. Currently there is renovations going on so it takes away from the external beauty. But, on a nice day, it is a great “park” to walk...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

This is an 8th centuary temple founded by the Buddists. The structure is very impressive in an area with a number of excellent temples.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed December 26, 2018

The history of Rinnouji can be traced back to the 8th century, when the Buddhist high priest Shoudou founded a temple called Shihonryuuji. I understand further temple buildings were added in the 9th century. The temple enjoyed the patronage of the Kamakura military government and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

We took the world heritage bus from Tobu Nikko station, and visited this shrine first. Entrance fee was ¥550 per person. You can also pay with IC card. Enormous structure with intricate carving on the gates and main building. But unfortunately there are a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Handojo S
Reviewed November 30, 2018

very nice place to spend the morning if you can suffer hundreds of people doing the same around you....and if you can accept that the renovation of a temple means just to close it and paint everything like new... Fortunately all the other sites are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

Amazing Place, must see but it's isolated in the mountains. There are tours to this place because there were many busses there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobertKona
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Rinno-ji Temple is one of the oldest temple in Nikko. Nonetheless during our visit there by early Nov., it is still under intensive renovation and the main hall is completely covered up for decoration works. Anyway, visitors can still take pictures on it or enter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We started our tour of Nikko World Heritage area with visit to this beautiful temple( although you can not appreciate the beauty from outside now as the whole exterior has been covered for repairs). We got down at the Sogokaikan mae bus stop from the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dhihaz
Reviewed October 7, 2018

In old era about 1300 years ago, priest Shodo started to establish both Rinnoji temple and Futarasan Shrine in Nikko because Mt. Nantai(husband) and Mt. Kyoho (wife) are exist. Both Mountains were worshipped to worth. This temple has a beautiful Japanese typical stroll garden designed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shopping74
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This temple is well known for three very large statues of Buddha. They have been recently restored but the building itself is still covered by scaffolding. No photos allowed

Date of experience: September 2018
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