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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: June 2, 2021 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2019-09-06
    Ieyasu’s mausoleum

    There are too many valuable things in Nikko, but what you cannot miss is Toshogu, and its highlights are Yomeimon Gate and Okumiya. This is the bottom part of the shrine, and once only Shogun was... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-08
  • Reviewed
    2020-06-06
    Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu

    Es el mausoleo del Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, hay que subir bastantes escaleras desde donde tendras unas buenas vistas. more

    Date of visit:
    2020-01
  • Reviewed
    2020-03-29
    厳か

    階段を10分くらい登ったところにあるため体力が必要です。他の建物に比べると派手さは少ないですが、厳かな雰囲気あります。 more

    Date of visit:
    2020-03
  • Reviewed
    2020-03-05
    眠り猫の先

    眠り猫をみて、そこの門をくぐると続く石段。かなりの数があり、上まで登るのは結構しんどいが、杉に囲まれた山の上にある天上界のような墓所は、一見の価値がある。絶対権力者の眠る場所にふさわしい荘厳な雰囲気を感じた。 more

    Date of visit:
    2019-12
  • Reviewed
    2020-02-16
    家康公のお墓

    眠い猫をくぐり二百段強の石段を登って行くと家康公のお墓があります。石段を三分の二くらい登った所に、ちょっとした休息スペースがありました。日頃の運動不足がたたり結構しんどいです。奥宮と唐門を抜けたところの広めのスペースに奥社宝塔(御墓所)があります。宝塔は一周できますが、ちょうど真裏から見て真南が江戸なんだなぁと感慨深いものがあります。 more

    Date of visit:
    2020-02
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