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Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The audio guide is amazingly advanced (I won't spoil the surprise!) and extremely helpful. It helped us look out for numerous little details at Yomeimon and explained the stories and meanings behind them. Amazing amount of intricate details at this gate. Highly recommend if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ShalomAlexandra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful temple gates we’ve seen in Japan. So many carvings and wonderful paintings. Impossible not to take it multiple times in photos to try catch all the different details

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank demelio
Reviewed March 18, 2019

This is probably the highlight of the Toshogu temple. I don't think even the 3 monkeys comes close.It is absolutely impressive!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DSelase
Reviewed March 1, 2019

This is a fascinating gate with beautiful carvings of dragons, flying horses and other creatures. It represents the peace created by Lord Tokugawa Leyasu.one of the pillars is upside down which it is said is deliberate. This means that the gate is considered unfinished and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Was a bit tricky as bus dropped us off we found no sign as to where to go but eventually following people we worked it out. Lovely spot and the building is spectacular in its quality.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank wannagoodbed
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

this one of the most important temple and part world heritage. The gate of the temple is beautifully design to pay respect to Tokugawa Iyasu (the shogun who united Japan). the entrace ticket is 1.300 yen. English Audio guide also available for 500 yen. you...More

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

This ornate gate is one of the highlights of the Toshogu-shrine. Two golden lions are housed in the gate which adds to the dazzle. The carvings are mind boggling in their intricacies.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dhihaz
Reviewed July 15, 2018

All of the temples in Nikko are stunning, and this gate is no different. When you first see it, it really does impress.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

A remarkable and beautiful Gate. Such craftsmanship went into the carvings and the detail is amazing. The place is very crowded so be prepared. Shoes off to go inside. A must see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Perry H
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is a massive gate, very colorful with intricate details on both the front and the back. The gate appears to be newly restored as the paint looked fresh and still not faded.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Dr_Bingcarlos
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