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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

Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2019-02-23
Sleeping Cat of Nikko Toshogu Shrine by Hidari Jingoro (1594-1651) https://t.co/JIfrIHS7ML
Eleanor Goldsmith 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇳🇿🇯🇵🇪🇺🍵 @zaichishka - 2019-02-19
TIL “Since 1964, one of the two sacred white horses at Nikko Toshogu Shrine has come from New Zealand.”

NZ's ambas… https://t.co/AxFqU9IwdJ
Ham @Hammy_UK - 2019-02-09
Today I travelled to Nikko and explored the area around Toshogu shrine whilst it was snowing https://t.co/DwykSez3pY
Alana @An_Alien_Abroad - 2019-02-07
The guardian komainu of the Toshogu shrine in Nikko. Statues of komainu, or lion-dogs, are often found flanking the… https://t.co/MCqf1bt8HZ
Rob Ketcherside @ro_ket - 2019-02-07
Yameimon Gate within Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan.

The top photo was taken in 1931 by an unknown photographer. I… https://t.co/2J4IMtfy1t
神社参拝図鑑 @jinzya_sansaku - 2019-01-27
It is said that it was built as a model of Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/8VFJVMAZPh
Vanessa @vanessaeult - 2019-01-23
WIP: Toshogu shrine, Nikko. Light and dark grey pen ink on paper (ink underdrawing) https://t.co/Km8jhHs9AL
神社参拝図鑑 @jinzya_sansaku - 2019-01-19
It is said that it was built as a model of Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/8VFJVMAZPh
心桜 @NYHyxfHFSWSb6hA - 2019-01-16
@Minoru26139475 I am living in Tochigi Prefecture! I also want to go to Tochigi to eat Nikko Toshogu Shrine and strawberries!!
Howard Stanbury @Howard_S - 2019-01-14
This photo of a #lion on the inside of the #Yomeimon #gate at #toshogu, #Nikko just slipped into #Explore on… https://t.co/eDIuuawaqV
ureshii @kalmulya - 2019-01-11
Just posted a photo @ Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/TlEgrMlB5l
神社参拝図鑑 @jinzya_sansaku - 2019-01-11
It is said that it was built as a model of Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/8VFJVMAZPh
Alana @An_Alien_Abroad - 2019-01-10
The beautiful Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the great Shogun who began the Edo… https://t.co/ZVXynnDGeP
Lee Cobaj @Lee_Cobaj - 2019-01-09
From there, travelled 10 mins by car to Toshogu Shrine (Nikko is fairly small and easy to nip around). https://t.co/XZXQWZcVOr
Lee Cobaj @Lee_Cobaj - 2019-01-09
Toshogu is Nikko’s most famous shrine but look how few tourists are here! Ok, it is January but this place would be… https://t.co/01CFPPVEx5
PAPA SMOKES (ack!) @youngyabe - 2019-01-08
otw on my way to on otw to omw on the to way to nikko toshogu shrine!!!
PAPA SMOKES on the dead locs :( @youngyabe - 2019-01-08
otw on my way to on otw to omw on the to way to nikko toshogu shrine!!!
yabe (ACK!) @youngyabe - 2019-01-08
otw on my way to on otw to omw on the to way to nikko toshogu shrine!!!
Darnell 🇹🇹 @trini87 - 2019-01-07
Pics from my day trip to Nikko. This is the shrine that popularized the phrase 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no… https://t.co/iPeVDaSjcm
🎀show me your love!♥ @eiennobamf - 2019-01-03
Some photos from the second day of our Nikko trip! We visited the Toshogu shrine and took a cold but peaceful walk… https://t.co/QLqM6E0TPy
🎀show me your love!♥ @eiennobamf - 2019-01-03
Some photos from the second day of our Nikko trip! We visited the Toshogu shrine and took a cold but peaceful walk… https://t.co/QLqM6E0TPy
😁😁😁 @eiennobamf - 2019-01-03
Some photos from the second day of our Nikko trip! We visited the Toshogu shrine and took a cold but peaceful walk… https://t.co/QLqM6E0TPy
神社参拝図鑑 @jinzya_sansaku - 2019-01-01
It is said that it was built as a model of Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/8VFJVMAZPh
NYPL Cats @nypl_cats - 2018-12-30
The Sleeping Cat (Cat's Sculpture) at Nikko Toshôgu Shrine https://t.co/4N5EMwWpTh
Rodrigo Reyes Marín @RodrigoMarinJPN - 2018-12-30
Toshogu Shrine at Nikko National Park. https://t.co/cjjZuj8mTi
Cezary Jan Strusiewicz @ostrichson - 2018-12-26
A few days ago I was visiting Toshogu Shrine in Nikko. It's a nice place. Been there many times. This time though,… https://t.co/oaQNr0EQFa
神社参拝図鑑 @jinzya_sansaku - 2018-12-24
It is said that it was built as a model of Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/8VFJVMAZPh
Dolf Beeler @DolfBeeler - 2018-12-22
@massssmish Hmmmm.....Nikko Toshogu is a Shrine ?? I thought.....that the Owner of a Shrine......was a God, Mas ?!… https://t.co/Fa0CgzOkxE
Japan Bullet @japanbullet - 2018-12-21
Yearend cleaning at Nikko's Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/zBuTRGUJsg
Joboji Urushi Studio @joboji - 2018-12-21
Our company plans and sells the Japanese lacquer used for the architectural coating of Kinkakuji Temple and Nikko T… https://t.co/PoMpMlYvMK

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Information
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Opening Hours
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Closed
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Price / Entrance Fee
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Access / Public Transport
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Address / Location
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