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Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple日光山輪王寺


This is a generic term for the group of temples on Nikkozan that are Monzeki temples (a temple where the head priest is a member of the imperial family) belonging to the Tendai sect in Tochigi Prefecture’s Nikko City. The grounds have been designated a National Historic Site and are also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This temple began when Shodo Shonin came to Nikkozan towards the end of the Nara Period and founded the Shihonryuji Temple. In the main hall or hondo (Sanbutsudo) the principal objects of worship are three images of Buddha: Senjukannon, the Thousand-armed Buddha, Amida Nyorai, the Amida Buddha, and Batoukannon, the Horse-headed Buddha. Within the grounds are buildings of historical value such as the hondo (main hall) which is designated as a National Treasure and Taiyuin Mausoleum, and there are numerous temple treasures such as the 59 volumes of Daihatsu-nehangyo-shuge (Mahaaparinibbana Sutra collected) which are also National Treasures.


Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2300

phone 0288540531

[Apr.-Oct.] 8:00-17:00
[Nov.-Mar.] 8:00-16:00
※ Admission feeReception ends in 30 minutes Gates shut.

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Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2300 [map]



[Apr.-Oct.] 8:00-17:00
[Nov.-Mar.] 8:00-16:00
※ Admission feeReception ends in 30 minutes Gates shut.

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          Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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