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This building that forms the hondo (main hall) of Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple is the largest wooden structure in Nikkonsan. Said to have been founded in 848 by Ennin (Jikaku Daishi) a high priest of the Tendai sect, the temple appearance is influenced by the style of esoteric Buddhism in the Tendai sect, an unusual form even in Japan. The temple enshrines the “Three Divine Manifestations of Nikko” which also correspond to Nikko’s three mountains: Senjukannon, the Thousand-armed Buddha, Amida Nyorai, the Amida Buddha, and Batoukannon, the Horse-headed Buddha. *Due to ongoing repairs at Sambutsudo, only some may be seen. Visitors can observe the restoration work from the observation tour passageway (elevated corridor).

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place Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2300 wheel in Oji
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Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2300 wheel in Oji [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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