Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Shrine
A shrine located in Sannai, Nikko City. It was founded in 1617 as a shrine dedicated to the Tosho Daigongen (Tokugawa Ieyasu). There are many buildings including eight National Treasures and 34 Important Cultural Properties in the shrine grounds as well as the beautifully adorned and richly colored carvings of the Three Wise Monkeys—Mizaru, Iwazaru and Kikazaru (see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil)—and the Nemuri-neko (sleepy cat) attributed to Hidari Jingoro. Nikko Toshogu is also registered as a World Heritage Site as one of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko.

Spot details

Address
Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2301
Phone
0288540560
Hours
[Apr.- Oct.] 9:00-17:00
[Nov.- Mar.] 9:00-16:00
*Reception closes 30 minutes before each period
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]
[Adult]1,300yen
[Small/Junior high school students]450yen
Parking Lot
Available(200spaces)
※1spaces600yen
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (only part)
Pet friendly
Possible (with some restrictions)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Majestic
    5.0 Reviewed:2022.01.07
    Toshogu Shrine is a magnificent memorial to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which ruled Japan for over 250 years. The lavishly decorated shrine complex consists of more than a...
  • The most gorgeous shrine among the temples and shrines in Nikko
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.11.11
    世界遺産に登録されている日光の社寺の中で、恐らく最も参拝客の多い神社と言えよう。他の社寺と比較して、境内にある建築物の配色は色鮮やかで、梁や柱などに施された緻密な彫刻には目を見張るものがある。『絢爛豪華』とはまさにこの神社を指すのだろう。境内そのものが彫刻作品の屋外ギャラリーと言っても過言ではない。その分、写真撮影のために立ち止まる観光客も多く、特に土日祝日の日中の混雑ぶりは敬遠したくなる。建物...
  • Wonderful Without Crowds
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.06.13
    An excellent place if you time your visit outside peak hours. The Covid precautions were very good. The roaring dragon is a must see.

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