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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rinnoji is a Buddhist temple in Nikko, and its renovated Sanbutsudo is a must visit. Unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures inside. Daiyuin, a mausoleum of Shogun Iemitsu, belongs to this temple. So, you can buy a combo tickets for these two places.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we came it was partly being renovated so I guess we didn’t enjoy it fully. However it is an imposing temple with very nice Buddha statues. If you are on a tight schedule, skip this and spend more time in Toshogu.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ToniTijay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three Buddhas at "Rinno-ji Temple" are really magnificent, they're worth the price of the ticket, a pity to don't be able to take pictures.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GLSI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's beautiful (specially the dragon fountain if I'm honest) but it's not the best in Nikko. Although Nikko as a whole is amazing!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tlarraya
Reviewed August 8, 2019

We then walked to 輪王寺 and continue our tour. It is Nikko's most important temple. Founded by Shodo Shonin (勝道上人), the Buddhist monk who introduced Buddhism to Nikko in the 8th century. The temple's main building, 三仏堂, houses large, gold lacquered, wooden statues of 千手観音,阿弥陀如来,馬頭観音....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Peter C
Reviewed July 6, 2019

Rinnoji is a beautiful, very special temple that's just a minute down the hill from Toshogu. The main temple building is huge, and it's new paint job is gorgeous - so bright! A relatively quick visit, a bit under half an hour, so it takes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sarah D
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Rinno-ji is beautiful and well worth the visit the visit if you are here. Here you can also buy a combo ticket for Rinno-ji and Taiyuinbyo at a discounted price, which I recommend.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank WintersummerJ
Reviewed May 5, 2019

The temple was established in the year 766 by the Buddhist monk, Shodo Shonin (735–817) with whom the beautiful legend of the Shinkyo bridge is connected.The main tresure of this temple is the gold-leafed statues of Amida, Senju Kannon ("Kannon with a thousand arms") and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VadimM67
Reviewed April 17, 2019

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
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