Nikko Tosho-guCurrently Closed
- 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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Nikko Tosho-gu
67.6% of people who visit Nikko include Nikko Tosho-gu in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
84.48% of people start their Nikko Tosho-gu visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Nikko Tosho-gu
78.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko Tosho-gu, Nikko Reviews
An amazing restoration that is still ongoing at the main hall, the restored gate is amazing and worth the ¥1300 entrance fee. I had to blitz through the place as it was near closing time, would recommend giving it at least a hr or two to slowly take in the amazing carvings and little details. The dragon on the ceiling needs the guide to give an explanation and demonstration for one to feel the magic of the place.
Rain, shine or snow, this is one of the most beautiful shrines in Japan. The woodcarvings alone, are worth the short trip from Tokyo to view. Allow time for visiting the surrounding area, mountain scenery with waterfalls.
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.
Gorgeous shrine with lot of gold ornaments. A must see to go outside of tokyo.the forest is impressive there too (big giant trees and mountains)
A must-see location in Nikko. A very serene shrine where the first three Tokugawa Shoguns rest in peace. The forest and the shrine is a great combination, creating a soothing environment.