Yomeimon (Main Gate)
Yomeimon (Main Gate)
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
My first visit to Yomeimon Gate was in December 2002 and it was snowing quite heavily on that day. I remembered being mesmerised by the intricate beauty of this gate. I visited again in October 2023 but somehow cannot enjoy the beauty of this gate due to the crowd and the long queue to buy the tickets of 1300 yen each.
My friend and I bought the Nikko Pass All area online and we activated it on the day of use. This saved us the hassle of buying it at the office at Asakusa. It is valid for four days and includes other rides beside the train to and back from Nikko to Asakusa.
As our JR pass was still valid on the day of use, we took the shinkansen to Nikko. The pass covered all our bus rides in Nikko. We stayed a night at Lake Chuzenji so that we could walk many trails in Okunikko. The next day we paid extra 1550 yen each so that we could take the limited express train in 2 hours back to Asakusa. This pass is really value for money and it is very convenient to use. I would highly recommend this pass if a visit to Nikko includes Okunikko.
Written November 18, 2023
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Mick
Bangkok, Thailand135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Nikko was a highlight of work and travel in a very beautiful country. The sculptured details in the gate are truly breathe taking and a true tribute not only to Tokugawa Ieyasu but to a unified nation.
It is a bit of magic within a magical place. Seeing is believing.
Written November 25, 2020
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wannagoodbed
Brisbane, Australia141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
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.
Written January 19, 2019
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Anna A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
We stayed in a long queue under heavy rain, but it was worth of that! Would love to be back in a sunny weather
Written May 17, 2019
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ShalomAlexandra
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
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 are in Nikko.
Written April 11, 2019
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Christophe D
Brussels, Belgium124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
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
Written April 10, 2019
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Hirosan
Nikko, Japan7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
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 can buy ticket online cos during weekend there will be long que. or you can pay with pasmo or suica.
Written November 18, 2018
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Dr_Bingcarlos
Quezon City, Philippines583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
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.
Written April 16, 2018
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fajaradiartha
Jakarta, Indonesia4,540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The gate you will walk through when you visit the Toshogu shrine. Lucky me, the renovation is completed on the gate and I think it's the most beautiful shrine gates in Japan. Look closer and you can see the work is very detail.
Written July 22, 2017
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seafare74
SF, California2,181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
The gate itself is not visible due to the restoration underway. However, it is the entrance to the temple complex which is a must see when in Nikko.
Written April 12, 2016
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