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“A wonderful-cultural experience!”
Review of Nikko Tosho-gu

Nikko Tosho-gu
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Nikko Day Trip from Tokyo: Toshogu Shrine, Kegon Falls, and Lake Chuzenji
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Private Chartered Taxi Tour to Nikko from Yokohama
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Ranked #1 of 198 things to do in Nikko
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This was such an exciting event to see and visit the different temples and shrines! Not being Japanese and from the United States, visiting gave me such a great appreciation for the Japanese culture! I would definitely love to visit again during the spring/summer months! There are hundreds of steps so be sure to wear comfortable/walking shoes! Also if you are from the US to actually go inside the shrines & temples you must remove your shoes so be sure to not only wear comfortable shoes but shoes that can easily get on & off because there are quiet a few to visit!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We traveled from Tokyo to Nikko for a one day excursion, and it was really the highlight of our recent trip to Japan.

A couple of observations if this is your first visit. Plan on a very full day. The train ride from Asakusa is approximately two hours each way. Be sure to purchase the world heritage pass at the time you buy your train tickets in Tokyo, as this saves quite a bit of money. The pass includes round trip train transportation to Nikko, bus service to the actual temple sites, and admission to the main attractions in Nikko.

While the crowds are considerable, I'd suggest taking your time to soak up the atmosphere once you've entered these temple grounds. The details in the carvings and architecture are quite remarkable - you'll miss these if you hurry through. I'd recommend paying the extra amount to visit the Shogun burial area - just be forewarned a very long stair climb is involved.

We had lunch at a little shop/restaurant right outside the entrance area to this temple, which I'd highly recommend.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Spent the entire day here on a tour...breathtaking experience!! Definitely plan on going back for a visit before leaving japan!

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Even in winter, there were a lot of tourists at the shrine, which I suppose is inevitable, but detracted from the visit a little. Unfortunately it was also a freezing cold day when we visited and the requirement of taking your shoes off in the un-heated temples, whilst also inevitable, was unpleasant! The buildings themselves and grounds are beautiful, but I found the Tamazowa Imperial Villa a more interesting and pleasant experience.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Visited Nikko National park. It was great. The temples and shrines are very interesting. However there isn't much English to the displays. Even with that I found it a beautiful place.

Thank Jay G
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