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One of the highlights of our Nikko trip

A small but beautiful garden. I agree with several reviewers that it's nothing special --during the... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
moumou199
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Hong Kong, China
Pretty garden

This garden is quite beautiful but there is not much to see in the winter other than snow and ice... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
Lorne29
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Upland, California
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Dec 4, 2018
“One of the highlights of our Nikko trip”
Nov 14, 2018
“Nothing special”
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2300 Sannai | Rinno-ji Temple, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

A small but beautiful garden. I agree with several reviewers that it's nothing special --during the day. BUT, the garden was illuminated at night in Oct and Nov (check the schedule) and it turns into a the best photo spot. We had such a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank moumou199
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Shoyoen or also known as 逍遥園 in Japanese, is a garden located next to Rinnoji Temple. They have an annual special light-up event during autumn and the entry cost is ¥500 per person. Honestly, the whole place was packed with people during the light-up and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eugenef36
Reviewed January 8, 2018

This garden is quite beautiful but there is not much to see in the winter other than snow and ice. It just takes a few minutes to stroll through. It is accessible through the Treasure House (museum).

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lorne29
Reviewed November 10, 2017

The Shoyo-en 逍遥園 strolling garden created about 300 years ago during the Edo period is located inside the grounds of World Heritage Shrine, Rinnoji Temple. The JPY300 entrance fee covers both the Rinnoji's Hobtsuden -"Treasure House" - museum and the traditional Japanese garden. The outer...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Soo K
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