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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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Samurai Archives @samuraiarchives - 2020-01-14
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LUCYS CROWN @LucysCrown - 2020-01-12
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Kori @ JMOF 2020 🎉🇯🇵🎉 @Kori_Karma - 2020-01-07
Was at Nikko Toshogu Shrine today.
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Kori 🔜 JMOF 2020 🇯🇵 @Kori_Karma - 2020-01-07
Was at Nikko Toshogu Shrine today.
It was very cold but a really amazing place. https://t.co/OPfMCx2Lav
finder @diversityfinder - 2019-12-31
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Sherry Leybovich @planourvacation - 2019-12-29
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All Japan Tours @AllJapanTours - 2019-12-26
Older than its lavish neighbor, Toshogu Jingu, Futarasan Shrine was built in 782 CE!

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The Legacy Cycle @TheLegacyCycle - 2019-12-26
March 16, 2004 #Nikko #Japan
Toshogu Shrine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Karamon Gate, Shinto Shrine.
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Viren Lall @virenlall - 2019-12-26
Took me 6 years to go back to Nikko. Stunning views and vistas is the Toshogu shrine and resting place of Togukawa… https://t.co/3sBDkKxcGc
thebestjapan @thebestjapan - 2019-12-26
One of the biggest spots for a day trip out of Tokyo, Nikko Toshogu Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage site that hos… https://t.co/a69xisQVQD
The Legacy Cycle @TheLegacyCycle - 2019-12-24
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All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2019-12-12
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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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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
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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
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Satoshi @Satoshi34272951 - 2019-11-18
Iwakiyama Shrine, the highest rank shrine of former Tsugaru Province, located in Hirosaki-City Aomori-Prefecture.
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Chelsea Loren Davis @Cheyday514 - 2019-11-06
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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
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