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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
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
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
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
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
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
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