Nikko Tosho-gu

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-288540560
  • Ticket Price: 1300 JPY
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Nikko Tosho-gu - Review

Estimated at a cost of 40 billion yen in the current economy, the Nikko Tosho-gu is Japan’s premier world heritage site. Constructed in the 16th century, 1636 was the year to be precise this attraction is a marvel given its spellbinding architecture of fifty-five buildings, that was erected in a considerable short span of time – seventeen months!

Every adjective to describe beauty will not justify how beautiful this attraction actually is! Following its natural topography of surging and plunging landscapes, the attraction’s fifty-five buildings, are beguiling to say the least. Oriental colors and architecture dominate every sight here.

Its historical importance lies in the fact that the Nikko Tosho-gu is where the initiator of the Tokugawa Shogunate which reined Japan for more than 250 years until 1868 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, finally rested. Accommodating both the elements of Buddhist as well as Shinto, this was a common place for locals to worship until the Meiji Period.

The five-story pagoda is the main draw of this attraction, placed right in front of the main entrance. The wood carvings, Yomeimon Gate, Honjido Hall, Nemurineko among others are what you will appreciate at this site.

Nikko Tosho-gu Ticket Prices

  • Mentioned ticket price includes admission to all parts of the shrine.

Nikko Tosho-gu Opening and Closing Hours

  • Given closing hours are for the months of April to October.

How To reach Nikko Tosho-gu by Public Transport

  • JR Nikko or Tobu Nikko Station/Bus/7 min./Shinkyo Bus Stop/10 min

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TripHobo Highlights for Nikko Tosho-gu

  • Nikko Tosho-gu Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture 321-1431, Japan
  • Nikko Tosho-gu Contact Number: +81-288540560
  • Nikko Tosho-gu Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Nikko Tosho-gu Price: 1300 JPY
  • Best time to visit Nikko Tosho-gu(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nikko Tosho-gu: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nikko Tosho-gu

  • 95% of people who visit Nikko include Nikko Tosho-gu in their plan

  • 72.48% of people start their Nikko Tosho-gu visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Nikko Tosho-gu

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

63.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nikko Tosho-gu

People normally club together Rinno-ji Temple and Taiyuinbyo Shrine while planning their visit to Nikko Tosho-gu.

People also prefer to start their day with Nikko Tosho-gu.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Nikko Tosho-gu, Nikko Reviews

  • This place is huge and beautiful. There are a few Shrine combine together. You have to walk a bit in shrine as there a lots of stairs. You need at least 1-2 hours to explore here. I really recommend the place.

  • Great Shinto shrine to visit. Climbed the 200 steps stairs to the top of the shrine. Beautiful scenery and great weather.

  • Amazing buildings and forests. The bad part is the very bad, stressed attitude of some of the monks (are they still considered monks if they act like ******** to fellow humans for no apparent reason?). Also, the place is ran like theme park; everywhere there is merchandise (also in front of some holy shrines, so it’s going to appear on your photos) and even in the main hall, where you can not even make photos because it is so special and holy, part of the room is taken up by yet another gift shop to get more money. That’s on top of the 1300yen entrance fee that it is. I wish them all the luck with renovations, but please relocate these monks to a place that is not open to the public and let them simmer in their grumpiness alone.

  • the iconic beautiful astonishing remarkable shrines in Nikko, the elaborated decoration was so impressive, the charming of manificient surrounding forrest environment has given a magical attractive power and wonderful unforgettable experience. this place has been preserved and well maintained, and definitely worth for visiting place.

  • Beautiful and inspiring unfortunately they are gouging people to go in and see as well as the parking...a real rip!

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