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Shrine

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

日光東照宮

A shrine located in Sannai, Nikko City. It was founded in 1617 as a shrine dedicated to the Tosho Daigongen (Tokugawa Ieyasu). There are many buildings including eight National Treasures and 34 Important Cultural Properties in the shrine grounds as well as the beautifully adorned and richly colored carvings of the Three Wise Monkeys—Mizaru, Iwazaru and Kikazaru (see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil)—and the Nemuri-neko (sleepy cat) attributed to Hidari Jingoro. Nikko Toshogu is also registered as a World Heritage Site as one of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko.

LOCATION
Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2301
PHONE
0288540560
Hours
9:00-17:00[Nov.--Mar.] 9:00-16:00)* Reception is 30 minutes Gates shut
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship][Adult] 1300yen[Small/Junior High School Students] 450yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (only part)
Pet friendly
Available
Updated at: October 11, 2021 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2021-06-13
    Wonderful Without Crowds

    An excellent place if you time your visit outside peak hours. The Covid precautions were very good. The roaring dragon is a must see. more

    Date of visit:
    2021-06
  • Reviewed
    2021-06-04
    Beautiful Temple

    Simply amazing to see this place, detailed art work as you walk around. Dont forget to see the outer part of the shirne where you have to climb up 207 foot steps! more

    Date of visit:
    2021-05
  • Reviewed
    2021-04-11
    Unforgettable experience

    This world heritage site is worth day trip to Nikko if visiting Tokyo. Straight forward to get here from Tobu Asakusa station and then a taxi or bus from Nikko station. The shrine was built for... more

    Date of visit:
    2020-05
  • Reviewed
    2020-11-19
    An absolute must for Japanese history buffs

    Easy to get to from Nikko station. Just take a bus for 200Yen from the station or get an all day pass if seeing all the sites and have time on hand. The shrine is amazing craftsmanship in honor to... more

    Date of visit:
    2020-11
  • Reviewed
    2020-08-13
    Beautiful

    Beautiful. It is really worth visiting if you are staying in Tokyo, only 2 hours away. Our kids - 8 and 10 also enjoyed it. more

    Date of visit:
    2020-08
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