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Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Travel Guide - Nikko Toshogu Shrine

InformationInformation

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

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.
🎌 Donny Kimball 🎌 @donnyjkimball - 2019-08-01
Did you know that Shizuoka prefecture also has a Toshogu shrine that is every bit as important as the one in Nikko? https://t.co/OMfAAzCB6P
NYPL Cats @nypl_cats - 2019-07-30
The Sleeping Cat (Cat's Sculpture) at Nikko Toshôgu Shrine https://t.co/4N5EMxe0KP
キテルグマ☀️ @LL6uPTjDb9eX32b - 2019-07-30
@judangan It's the World Heritage site of Nikko Toshogu Shrine.
Nami @justonecookbook - 2019-07-29
Recipe of the Day: Nikko Guide: Nikko Toshogu Shrine https://t.co/fUVjUomFQT https://t.co/E3y6ko1zYU
Akira S. 貿易アドバイザー (Andy-e49er) @Accurasal - 2019-07-21
Nikko TOSHOGU Shrine.
Dragon on the ceiling. https://t.co/eHYaiGw9id
Jonathan LaChance @lachance - 2019-07-21
The Pagoda at Toshogu Shrine. #nikko #japan #travel https://t.co/r4uzcjz9wX https://t.co/nMMHOFx98j
uta @nerodeidue - 2019-07-15
@SammyZimm Did you go to Nikko Toshogu Shrine?
I hope you will have a fun trip.
ORION_20110311 @20110311Orion - 2019-07-05
The most famous Shrine NIKKO-TOSHOGU(Japon,17c-)

(L)Very popular “Sleeping cat”,of the guardian of the Shrine https://t.co/kPg2XZhilI
NYPL Cats @nypl_cats - 2019-07-01
The Sleeping Cat (Cat's Sculpture) at Nikko Toshôgu Shrine https://t.co/4N5EMwWpTh
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
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
Hillary 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

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Opening Hours
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Closed
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Price / Entrance Fee
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