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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

TweetsTweets

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
[NEW] Episode 9 of our 'Andiamo #Japan' trip. We move back to Tokyo for the last part of the trip, and make it our… https://t.co/MXChLgQC7f
Phi @fusion_phise - 2019-09-14
@dory_tori it's really a marvel how gorgeous the colors are... reminds me a bit of Toshogu Shrine's tower's colors when I went to Nikko
Phi @ akibaranger + ginga! @fusion_phise - 2019-09-14
@dory_tori it's really a marvel how gorgeous the colors are... reminds me a bit of Toshogu Shrine's tower's colors when I went to Nikko
TRAVEL RATTLE @TRAVELRATTLE - 2019-09-12
Nikko, Tochigi, Japan.

The Three Wise Monkeys, carved on the stable door @UNESCO World Heritage Site Toshogu Shri… https://t.co/lNH95oVKF7
Haruka T. @takhsiru - 2019-09-07
I'm so conflicted as to when exactly to visit Nikko. Main reason is to see the Autumn leaves there. Toshogu shrine… https://t.co/gagMCZ3JYX
Haruka T. @takhsiru - 2019-09-07
I'm so conflicted as to when exactly to visit Nikko. Main reason is to see the Autumn leaves there. Toshogu shrine… https://t.co/gagMCZ3JYX
Haruka T. @takhsiru - 2019-09-07
I'm so conflicted as to when exactly to visit Nikko. Main reason is to see the Autumn leaves there. Toshogu shrine… https://t.co/gagMCZ3JYX
Haruka T. @takhsiru - 2019-09-07
I'm so conflicted as to when exactly to visit Nikko. Main reason is to see the Autumn leaves there. Toshogu shrine… https://t.co/gagMCZ3JYX
Haruka T. @takhsiru - 2019-09-07
I'm so conflicted as to when exactly to visit Nikko. Main reason is to see the Autumn leaves there. Toshogu shrine… https://t.co/gagMCZ3JYX
Xarallei @Xarallei - 2019-09-07
I meant to say all the pics I posted today before the last post are still at Nikko Toshogu Shrine.
Jake 'Swaps4' Caprino @Swaps4 - 2019-09-02
I recently visited the Toshogu Shrine located in Nikko and learned a lot about the history behind it.

Check out my… https://t.co/72CaCtGrCp
loran @pokephilia - 2019-08-30
@revisionnisme This is a bit of a big thing, but my group did a tour of Nikko (north of Tokyo) and that was awesome… https://t.co/JQrzBw9pn5
Spatel @Rjrasva - 2019-08-19
@RajeevSrinivasa @rashbeharibose if u have time: take rail to nearby nikko,u will end up in famous toshogu shrine d… https://t.co/miAXbuUz71
José Belmonte @JoseBelmonte - 2019-08-18
Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil. #Tokugawalifeteachings @ Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/TKVUpbZVBn
José Belmonte @JoseBelmonte - 2019-08-18
Just posted a photo @ Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/1jrGSiiNTn
secretmoona @secretmoona - 2019-08-17
@fumi77japan @josyishere There was a great selection of souvenirs like crafts and confectionary- strawberry flavour… https://t.co/9VV1Z7HawY
Richard Jones #FBPE @RichardCBJones - 2019-08-12
The three monkeys at the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko Japan, replicated in many brass figures, represent the Japanese pr… https://t.co/9Zubibvd6V
苅谷嘉顕 @DFAA0364 - 2019-08-11
@jbcamxx94 I have just come back home from a overnight trip. I went to Nikko and visited Toshogu Shrine located in Tochigi Preference.
Chapel Orahamm @ThorntonGibsonK - 2019-08-09
@KCBloomWrites Toshogu shrine, Nikko Japan. I will go back some day. https://t.co/w6xvc8yIr0
ChapelOrahamm is taking commissions ✨ @ThorntonGibsonK - 2019-08-09
@KCBloomWrites Toshogu shrine, Nikko Japan. I will go back some day. https://t.co/w6xvc8yIr0
NooBenjyInJapan @NooBenjyInJapan - 2019-08-06
Nikko Toshogu Shrine, with school groups taking pictures https://t.co/pCrgx31AWB
Jon 🏒🍺🚵🌲🏔️🔭✈️ @Toshogu - 2019-08-01
@donnyjkimball Very nice. I visited another Toshogu shrine in Wakayama. I have been to Nikko probably more than a dozen times haha.

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