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Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Travel Guide - Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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Toshogu is one of numerous shrines that enshrine Tokugawa Ieyasu, first Shogun of the Edo Shogunate. It was completed in its present splendor in 1636 by the second Shogun, Tokugawa Hidetada, for dedication to the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The structure is representative of Toshogu style, with a dazzling multicolored gate decorated with 508 sculptures. Its Yomei-mon Gate, the gate to the main shrine building of Toshogu, reflects Shogun’s wish for Japanese peace. Most of the shrine buildings and many parts are designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00
  • 8:00 - 16:00 (November - March)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 1,300 yen (General, Adult)
  • 450 yen (Child)
  • Treasure House: 500 yen (General, Adult); 300 yen (Senior high student); 200 yen (Child)
  • Museum: 800 yen (General, Adult); 600 yen (Senior high student); 400 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes from JR Nikko Station by the bus bound for Chuzenji Onsen or Yumoto Onsen. Get off at Shinkyo Bus stop, then walk 10 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2301, Sannai, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, 321-1431

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All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2019-12-12
If you're paying a #visit to #Nikko, you HAVE to stop at #Toshogu, the #shrine dedicated to one of Japan's most imp… https://t.co/tw3d3k7Teb
NYPL Cats @nypl_cats - 2019-12-01
The Sleeping Cat (Cat's Sculpture) at Nikko Toshôgu Shrine https://t.co/4N5EMwWpTh
Danica Ann @danicaannunrada - 2019-11-28
Felt like a happy kid in her happy place 😍❤️
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All Japan Tours @AllJapanTours - 2019-11-27
Ever wondered where the 'See no evil, speak noevil, hear know evil' monkeys come from? It's here! Where you can als… https://t.co/LQSlzqLQUi
Mariko Tatsumoto @MarikoTatsumoto - 2019-11-24
TODAY'S #TokyoOlympics fact: Toshogu Shrine complex in Nikko has more than a dozen ornate and intricate buildings a… https://t.co/ib9LU2AHdv
Amy S♪ 永美です Ci @hanamy_ - 2019-11-23
Speaking of which, since Yuzu won, I can reveal that I prayed for him to win when we went to Toshogu Shrine in Nikk… https://t.co/bweR49mGG9
Amy loves Yuzu and his (2) cheek freckles🍯 永美Ci @amyuzu1012 - 2019-11-23
Guess I can finally say that when I was in Nikko on Wednesday, we went to Toshogu Shrine, and I prayed for Yuzu to… https://t.co/v1IMLvaOWD
Amy loves Yuzu and his (2) cheek freckles🍯 永美Ci @amyuzu1012 - 2019-11-23
Guess I can finally say that when I was in Nikko on Wednesday, we went to Toshogu Shrine, and I prayed for Yuzu to… https://t.co/v1IMLvaOWD
Japan Candy Box @JapanCandyBox - 2019-11-22
🎌 In Japan's Nikko Toshogu Shrine, you'll find this magnificent five-story tall Pagoda. 🏯 Inside, a central shinbas… https://t.co/ChrkwI1W6d
Curiositarte @Curiositarte - 2019-11-20
📷 lamus-dworski: Anna Sokólska from Poland is the winner of the 1st International horseback archery competition at… https://t.co/WMg40jNp2x
Satoshi @Satoshi34272951 - 2019-11-18
Iwakiyama Shrine, the highest rank shrine of former Tsugaru Province, located in Hirosaki-City Aomori-Prefecture.
I… https://t.co/Yov2WyCId5
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My bf actually took this one, but I like the angle he took it at so I'mma post it🤣
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#toshogun #japan #nikko… https://t.co/J0omW6ECaY
Chelsea Loren Davis @Cheyday514 - 2019-11-06
Behind me is one of the most ornate pagodas I’ve seen in Asia!💫⛩The Gojunoto Pagoda is at the entrance of the Nikko… https://t.co/VEDhClpGZM
Wolfgang Burger @thewolfburg - 2019-11-06
What a weather for that place #nikko #japan #travel #日光 #tochigi #nature #photography #travelphotography… https://t.co/hN8fM8UAgb
Tara Papworth @tara_papworth - 2019-11-05
The five story pagoda at Toshogu shrine, Nikko https://t.co/KVskcmVqGs https://t.co/0GMRxsMUOF
StefanLillisÅkesson @LillisAkesson - 2019-11-03
We went to Nikko today, that has world-Heritage shrines. The World Heritages consists of 2 shrines and 1 temple: th… https://t.co/CTPC8Dw4w4
Mayumi Hasegawa @mayumi_hasegawa - 2019-11-01
Happen to encounter the sacred festival in Toshogu Shrine, which means a shrine shining in the east
in Nikko, which… https://t.co/0aUhcxrCno
Winston Peters @winstonpeters - 2019-11-01
In keeping with almost 50 years of tradition, today at a ceremony conducted by Chief Priest Inaba whilst visiting N… https://t.co/sDJOjJcENT
Gavin Sladen @gavin_sladen - 2019-10-25
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Rachelf @RachelfGuitar - 2019-10-25
Left Tokyo for Nikko yesterday and it was a super rainy but incredibly beautiful day! Got to see the Kegon Waterfal… https://t.co/ABVHCSoleQ
MATCHA @MATCHA_global - 2019-10-23
Nikko Toshogu Shrine - Complete Guide To A World Heritage Site Over 400 Years Old https://t.co/UXL9cHaoOG
Yumi Kotani 友美 @Yumi_Kotani - 2019-10-21
@ouidiscoveries It's Shinkyo bridge in Nikko, at the entrance to the Toshogu Shrine for Tokugawa Ieyasu (the dude w… https://t.co/DcPkocbfd4
Christina Capellaro @stinacapellaro - 2019-10-18
Speak to the hand coz the face ain’t listening 😉
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#tbt #throwbackthursday #Nio #Taiyuinbyo #toshogu #shrine… https://t.co/Rbg4GHNYA2
⚰️MacMortis💀 @MacUaine - 2019-10-17
Performance at Nikko Toshogu Shrine. Something about the sun, God and dragons. ☀️🐉 https://t.co/0MpYYUuPmS
Ticket KD @ticketkd - 2019-10-04
Nikko & Ninja Day Tour - - Journey though Japan's history on a one day trip from Tokyo to Nikko
- Visit the famous… https://t.co/vQ8CXaH0E5
eggry @eggry - 2019-10-02
#Toshogu is known as the tomb of #TokugawaIeyasu but the huge complex under hill is just a shrine, not real tomb. T… https://t.co/2tYUYOXfvZ
eggry @eggry - 2019-10-02
#Toshogu is known as the tomb of #TokugawaIeyasu but the huge complex under hill is just a shrine, not real tomb. T… https://t.co/2tYUYOXfvZ
eggry @eggry - 2019-10-02
#Toshogu is known as the tomb of #TokugawaIeyasu but the huge complex under hill is just a shrine, not real tomb. T… https://t.co/2tYUYOXfvZ
桜心 @oushin42 - 2019-09-25
I went to Nikko Toshogu Shrine. There is a one-stroke dragon artist there.🐉
He drew me a… https://t.co/YX1EeZliOR
Nicolas Distefano in Japan! 🇯🇵 @KEURQUE - 2019-09-18
Time to go to the countryside! Nikko is known for its shrines, temples and mountainous landscapes. Let's visit the… https://t.co/zE1sHQQR4K
Josep Bautista Photo @JosepBautistaPh - 2019-09-17
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