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Nikko Tosho-gu

2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0560
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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2301 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0560
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to spend all day long. We do it by ourselves. We take nearly 5 hours to visit all. The principle shrine is tremendous. We take the audio gide with an electric pencil and a map that it was easy to use. If...More

Thank Miquel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Temple, probably the most in one country full of nice ones. At 1300Y (about 11E) is fairly priced and easily rechable by bus from both stations in Nikko. It's recently restored and pristine in its majority and the parts with scaffoldings are due to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is only when you touch and step in places like Nikko Toshu-gu that one could teleport back in the past and get and feel the vibes that are covering and protecting Nikko... this is how it felt for me and hope this place will...More

Thank VenetaLora
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shuttle goes to omotesando from tobu nikko station or shinkyo bus stop or nikko station. It is just amazing. At the entrance, you can see the famous monkeys, speaking no evil, seeing no evil, hearing no evil. Actually I liked the mother and kid...More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss famous yomei-mon(gate),but don't miss out to see three monkeys, sleeping cat & roaring dragon(to hear the dragon roar,wait till a monk invite you to come under the dragon). As some parts of maintenance work completed in March 17, the gate & the...More

Thank Midi Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kinugawa is a relatively new onsen town in Japan. We went there to have our first onsen experience. It is extremely hot in August in Japan's Kanto area. Going to Kinugawa helped us to get away from the hot and humid Tokyo. We absolutely enjoyed...More

Thank Hirashiki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Toshogu shrine was beautiful and quite big. You have a lot of things to see inside and you can walk up some stairs to get to the top of the shrine. We were there while it was raining heavily but we were prepared. The...More

Thank Bubaisgoingtoeatyou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nikko Tosho-gu is located in a remote part in Japan, well north of Tokyo. The shrine itself is grand and magnificent, a 15-20 minute walk from most car parks in Nikko and a necessity if you are lucky enough to be staying in the Japanese...More

Thank maxi567890
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortuntely, it was rainning heavily during our visit to Nikko. We visited Tosho-gu under rain, not much enjoyed. I believed it would be prefect if under no rain. There were several temples one should be missed. It is easily to access, several bus from training...More

Thank cora3181
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is beautiful it is magic. It has to be done and it is not so far from tokyo so guys it is up to you

Thank thomas g
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Eric t
4 March 2017|
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Response from fire-tower | Reviewed this property |
It's a World Heritage Site and definitely worth a visit, but you probably need to do your research to see how many days you intend to visit. Plan ahead in terms of lodging and transport. It's totally different from the main... More
15 October 2016|
Response from Aitoh | Reviewed this property |
Utsunoniya SGG is an organization operated by local offers guide @ free. Their guide service requires pre booking as they are volunteers. To well understand history of areas, I recommend to have a guide go around w you.
2 June 2016|
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Response from MacyMck | Reviewed this property |
Hi The bad news is that almost ALL steps up to shrines in Japan are built with a high steps. The idea is that you will then approach these with reverence. Some, e.g. Daigoji gate in Kyoto actually have a bar across the top... More