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Nikko Tosho-gu

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Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
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+81 288-54-0560
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Beautiful place. Even more beautiful if you're a fan of Sengoku Jidai. Because TOKUGAWA!

First, let me talk about the only annoying thing about coming here -- the CROWD. It's packed. We came on a weekday, and it was still packed. BUT if you're patient and have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Juan, Metro Manila
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San Juan, Metro Manila
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, let me talk about the only annoying thing about coming here -- the CROWD. It's packed. We came on a weekday, and it was still packed. BUT if you're patient and have lightning reflexes, you WILL still be able to find gaps in the crowd to take photos of the Torii, Youmeimon and other spots without any photobombers. For... More 

Thank Szass_Tam
San Francisco, California
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151 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most of the buildings in this complex/park have been renovated and are sparkling with original colors. We had no trouble with crowds and were able to see most of the park in 4 hours although I think it is best to view it in a leisurely day walk. The main building is still under reconstruction and is totally covered with... More 

Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
Mermaid Beach, Australia
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365 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shrine and nearly all buildings at the site have been extensively renovated. They now shine and glitter in gold and vibrant colours. Whilst this shows them off in all their glory, we felt it also took away some of the "historic feel" - they may as well be in plastic, rather than what they are, beautifully carved timber. The... More 

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently they finished re-painting Toshogu's some famous famous buildings including 3 monkies, the gate to Tokugawa's shirine. Used golden color and it looks so gorgeous with new white-painted-walls & old black wood. So so popular and crowded. Don't have to recommend cuz everyone already knows its a must-to-go place lol.

Thank Minji J
Helsinki, Finland
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite large area, lots of steps, many beautiful buildings, colorful decorations. The walk from stations is not too strenuous, takes about 30 minutes. Frequent buses available, too. Read about it beforehand and you'll know what to look for.

Thank elinast2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toshogu shrine is the final resting place if Tokugawa Ieyasu the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan over 250 years. This shrine consists of more than a dozen buildings set in a beautiful forest. Toshogu shrine contains both Shinto and Buddhist elements. There are three of the Toshogu's famous carvings : cat, monkey and imagined elephant. In front... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is huge, not only the Tosho-gu site but also the other 3 shrines around it and the museum. It's very relaxing and the shrines/pagodas well maintained. All the sites are individually paid. It's a bit abusive since the travel from tokyo is not that cheap. And the information in English is very very poor. If you're coming from... More 

Thank André A
Tel Aviv, Israel
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reach decorated shrine complex includes a lot of buildings in a beautiful forest. Many wood carvings , amounts of gold leaf used to decorate the buildings in a way we did not see anywhere in Japan. We looked and we were really amazed.

Thank bea2504
Walton On Thames
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162 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe because of a Japanese holiday it was very busy with long queues . You can take a train from Tokyo to Nikko - change after 50 mins then another 40 min on Nikko Express . However there was a 40 min gap between trains so had time for lunch . Start out early as main attraction closes at 17... More 

Ramat Gan, Israel
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this shrine v(actually- a group of shrines) on the beginning of our group tour of Japan, but although we visited several shrines later, this shrine left quite an impresion. Actually, I think we did not spend enoigh time to enjoy and explore it properly. Luckily, it was not crowded on our day of visit (as it usually is).

1 Thank Danny S

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