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Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Travel Guide - Nikko Toshogu Shrine


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)


  • 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


Ryo @ryolennon - 2019-06-22
Nikko Toshogu Shrine with colleagues https://t.co/oLZTT8Trl6
Aila Lee @aguadavidaloca - 2019-06-21
Thank you for the charm from Nikko Toshogu Shrine. 'NEMURI NEKO' A national treasure in Japan, known as the “Sleepi… https://t.co/QoWCZNMq31
FANTASTIC JAPAN @fantasticjapan0 - 2019-06-17
Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine situated in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture. The shrine is part of the “Shrines and Temp… https://t.co/zOngZ5PG6I
digispirit @digispirit - 2019-06-17
First Shinkansen. Taking a day trip to Nikko. First stop at Toshogu shrine. https://t.co/bpf7HfO9H8
🎌 Donny Kimball 🎌 @donnyjkimball - 2019-06-06
There's more to Nikko than just the Toshogu shrine... https://t.co/5CI9SnFnfZ
Narita Iwao @noriiwa - 2019-06-04
@Zarf__ The gate of Nijo castle in Kyoto is just the same as that of Toshogu shrine in Nikko. Of course both of the… https://t.co/cFa0Av5XK7
JapanTravelBug @japantravelbug - 2019-05-28
My new temple seals from Nikko (Toshogu, Shinkyo, Futarasan Shrine, and Chuzenji...)

These are temples seal books… https://t.co/tEINjbSWGg
Carrots&GingerPhotos @ClaireJphotoX - 2019-05-26
Nikko Toshogu Shrine. A magical place to visit, even in the rain. Worth a visit if you are in Tokyo, easy access… https://t.co/L2aq4IlHag
FANTASTIC JAPAN @fantasticjapan0 - 2019-05-19
Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine situated in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture. The shrine is part of the “Shrines and Temp… https://t.co/1JKrpjWLUU
IlyasAyubPhotography @IlyasAyub_photo - 2019-05-17
Ramadan 2019 Travel series. ======================.
Location: Nikko, Japan.
Comment: A tr… https://t.co/FKieKNXUal
Corrie @corrie_eats - 2019-05-16
Path leading up to the mausoleum located at Toshogu shrine, Nikko. Everything here was so fresh, green and mossy… https://t.co/RcFRbh2GVE
Kazue @japanese123 - 2019-05-15
Tōshōgū Shrine (東照宮) in Nikko, Tochigi, Japan. This shrine complex consists of 55 buildings set in a beautiful fore… https://t.co/RD7gWv1DF0
Tokyo Sampomaster @Sampomaster1 - 2019-05-12
I held a hiking event of meetup in Nikko Japan yesterday. A features of this trail is that it has Nikko Toshogu Shr… https://t.co/5KN1QpfvPt
Tokyo Sampomaster @Sampomaster1 - 2019-05-09
I went to hiking on Mt.Nakimushi in Nikko Japan. There is Nikko-Toshogu shrine which is a world heritage at the end… https://t.co/X10WBDreKp
JUwelT @spunktitud3 - 2019-05-05
The two-story Yomeimon Gate is the symbolic gate of the reknown Toshogu Shrine in Nikko. Designated as one of Japan… https://t.co/OGDG66oLzk
Lucy @Lucy1205 - 2019-05-04
“Well, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, sir.“
“That's a long way. You must be tired.“
Saying so, I signed the paper and… https://t.co/0rhO73TQpS
JUwelT @spunktitud3 - 2019-05-01
I was hunting high and low for the Nemuri Neko/Sleeping Cat wood carving in Nikko's Toshogu Shrine, which is design… https://t.co/KQhxH1PSe3
Mihaela Popa @worldtravel_bug - 2019-04-23
More about Nikko ❤️
This is the pagoda located at the entrance of the Toshogu shrine.
As I mentioned in my previou… https://t.co/0uSbzJHy4g
Mihaela Popa @worldtravel_bug - 2019-04-23
More about Nikko ❤️
This is the pagoda located at the entrance of the Toshogu shrine.
As I mentioned in my previou… https://t.co/Qm6vmMnDX4
Design Bros @DesignBrosCoUk - 2019-04-20
The Ofuda from one of the foremost Japan shrines protects our studio.
#Toshogu… https://t.co/qyvt9DnAE1
Sightseeing Japan @SightseeingJap1 - 2019-04-14
To change the mood in Nikko and Kinugawa (1) Select… What about Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Yuba set meal?… https://t.co/oFpaLD3nGy
Noel Collection @NoelCollection - 2019-04-12
This album is composed of photos of the Toshogu shrine located in Nikko, Japan. The shrine is notable for containin… https://t.co/hpa16O2fNd
𝘬 𝘢 𝘤 𝘦 𝘺 @Reaper_Kc - 2019-04-10
from when i went to Nikko and the Toshogu shrine https://t.co/i5298gTFZC
Ken @sunglaokent - 2019-04-06
Nikko Toshogu Shrine (Yomeimon), Japan Miniature Paper Model
I created it using 180 gsm paper.
modeled by K. Yoshin… https://t.co/RDEGNeqKzk
Olivier Stoiche @japankudasai - 2019-04-06
🇬🇧🇫🇷 Welcome to Nikko !

#japan #japon #travel #toshigi #nikko #shinto #shrine #toshogu #toshogushrine #tokugawa… https://t.co/oT9ODbJKpz
VotMaf @VotMaf - 2019-04-04
Some new Minecraft East Asian architecture works built by Chang_Zhi!
#minecraft… https://t.co/z4FPfJ9pL5
David Carnes @davidpcarnes3 - 2019-04-02
@ericakuhl @bkuhlsf Hi Erica- Four quick ideas... enjoy!
- So many shrines and templates (Meiji Jingu, Asakusa, etc… https://t.co/mCf4rfCEwj
らうら✨ @MayonakaMahou - 2019-03-31
I also went to Nikko again and had a great time there!
It wa super cold though, there was snow and all! 😱

。… https://t.co/HGRFsI4aiv
Resist/Vote 2020 @MPierce47 - 2019-03-29
@NBCNightlyNews @LesterHoltNBC The 3 Monkeys from the
Toshogu Shrine, Nikko know
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The Yorkshire Times @TheYorksTimes - 2019-03-28
Nikko-Toshogu is a magnificent 400+ year old Shinto shrine close to Tokyo in Japan. However, travel to the city of… https://t.co/R1OG3ICDlb


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