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Takinoo Shrine

2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0535
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Beautiful atmospheric shrine

This shrine is about a half hour walk from Nikko's principle temples in the historical zone. The... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
via mobile
The highlight

This is the highlight of a long walk. I didn't know what to expect and I don't think I was expected... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
via mobile
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5 Jan 2018
“Beautiful atmospheric shrine”
10 Apr 2017
“The highlight ”
2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0535

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This shrine is about a half hour walk from Nikko's principle temples in the historical zone. The path there is surrounded by the forest, with smaller shrines, a waterfall, and the occasional deer along the way. You have the option of hiking the ancient stone...More

Thank ViajesyVino
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is the highlight of a long walk. I didn't know what to expect and I don't think I was expected something grand . To me it's more the experience of the whole walk up to this final point and it's absolutely satisfying. This low...More

Thank Keithlhk
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe because of the great reviews, I had too high of expectations for Takinoo shrine. Some things to keep in mind: 1. The walk is a little far from the main shrine area. This is a good thing in that it means a lot fewer...More

Thank MQuattrone
Reviewed 22 April 2016

So I went to Nikkou, finally. This shrine was not very popular but it is very interesting. From Toushouguu it's a kilometer hike along a difficult stone path. I had loads of fun though. Takinou Jinja is a very mysterious shrine with many blessings to...More

3  Thank ART196
Reviewed 31 March 2016

If your tired of the crowds and the expansive gaudiness of the big shrines, look for this place. While not easy to find at first by any map, it is a local gem. Walking up to it, one passes through a primeval forest with waterfalls...More

1  Thank William J
Reviewed 13 March 2016

After visiting Tosho-gu and Taiyun-byo, we decided to visit Takinoo shrine. It was a quiet 30 minute uphill walk trough the woods via a stone path to the left of Futara shrine. We saw 6 more tourists trough the path. When we arrived to the...More

2  Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Nice hike in the forest. The shrine is quit (the crowds didn't find it) and lies beautiful in the nature. Worth the hike! Free.

Thank Leen V
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We did two things in Nikko which really blew our mind. Takinoo Shrine was one of the two things (the other one was an excursion to Lake Chuzenji). The temples at the heart of the world heritage site are completely crowded and overrun by people....More

3  Thank Xabbu
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Please can signage to this glorious trail be upgraded ? What a relief to find a cobbled stone path away from the crowds at the shrine to escape to. Huge cedar trees mosses and ferns lined the pathway up. Autumn colours added to the experience...More

Thank melbourneros
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I loved the trail up to Takinoo shrine! It's really quiet (probably due to some walking up a hill being involved...) so a complete reversal if you've just come from Toshogu (which we visited beforehand). We were alone the majority of the time, came across...More

4  Thank Tiphaine B
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