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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


Travel with you ✈️ Online Trip @IdeaMap_Japan - 2020-11-24

Nikko in #Tochigi

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Soquel by the Creek @SoquelCreek - 2020-11-21
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Inbound Three-Way Satisfaction Japan @iTWSjapan - 2020-11-18
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Bill Chizek Photography @WmChizek - 2020-11-17
Toshogu Grounds 3

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小川晃生 @teruogawa - 2020-11-16
Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Yomei Gate. It was a day when the autumn sun was dazzling.
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Right To Truth Media @opalessense - 2020-11-05
A 17th century carving over a door of the famous Toshogu shrine in Nikko, Japan. https://t.co/1tJZLgJvGB
さのの @sanono_murasaki - 2020-11-03
”Yomeimon Gate of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine” 1907
by Robert Wier ALLAN https://t.co/CFyQp91pf1
トモさんMrk3β @Tomo_Mrk3B01 - 2020-11-02
@BlueSkyBluesman Yup!😊 I’ll enjoy strolling around NIKKO TOSHOGU SHRINE and hot springs around it all day today!
トモさんMrk3β @Tomo_Mrk3B01 - 2020-11-02
Good morning. Y’all!😊

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introduction of Japanese sightseeing spots @CSDrWcvTh1iEtcr - 2020-10-14
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Location: Tochigi prefecture, Kanto area
Completed in 1636
Tokugawa Ieyasu, who is a founder o… https://t.co/WEoIRI5AGC
All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2020-09-24
Nikko's top attraction, UNESCO World Heritage Site Toshogu Shrine, also serves as the extravagantly embellished tom… https://t.co/d4rlac0sCh
Paolo Gianti - Japan One Touch Away From You @paologianti - 2020-09-19
🙉🙊🙈 The Three Wise Monkeys of Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Tochigi.

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平山エリカ♡Erika Hirayama♡Queenエリカ様 @Erika_Japan_ - 2020-09-16
Just posted a photo @ Toshogu Shrine Nikko https://t.co/66LmxhHvn5
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@DocAtCDI Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan. It is amazing... like Our Lady of Victory basilica in Buffalo, Saint John… https://t.co/IzJ8aV5X1b
Jeffrey Anderson @Jeffrey_Angevin - 2020-09-11
...and also in Nikko at the Toshogu Shrine (site of the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu) where… https://t.co/FZUjdO1IPI
JapanWorkation 🏝💻 @JapanWorkation - 2020-08-30
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sunaug823tokyo @sunaug823tokyo - 2020-08-18
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MATCHA @MATCHA_global - 2020-08-17
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🙈🙊🙉 @8xjQu2mevhAkZqD - 2020-08-15
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Alfie Goodrich @AlfieJapanorama - 2020-08-11
The 'gokokuden' at Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, in the late-March snows of 2017.

#Nikko #Japan #travelphotography #snow https://t.co/SeiEMYSez8
SakuraMobile @SakuraMobile - 2020-08-07
Find peace and serenity at Nikko's #toshogu #shrine !⛩️☺️ Avoid the crowds and escape to the mountains.🌄
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Visit Japan @Visit_Japan - 2020-07-24
Nikko Toshogu Shrine which features the Three Wise Monkeys 🙈🙉🙊 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most… https://t.co/Mp8iVDyQP1
Joshua Green @YellowstoneTen - 2020-07-23
@elektrotal I saw something similar at the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan: https://t.co/y3sxcXIJTi
Bill Chizek @WmChizek - 2020-07-21
Toshogu Grounds

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◆sleeping cat
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Tokyo Weekender @Tokyo_Weekender - 2020-07-16
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GILLGILL @getem5420 - 2020-07-15
◆sleeping cat
We got the idea from the 'sleeping cat' architectural decoration of Nikko Toshogu Shrine. The sleepin… https://t.co/aCf70Ip1Hg
Hurricane kicks @circlark - 2020-07-12
@toranosukev Oh wow! I was a CIR for the city near Nikko and gave many a Toshogu tour. I always explained that ther… https://t.co/EYm7uTAh6e


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