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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


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
Travis Seifman @toranosukev - 2020-07-12
The monk Tenkai then had Ieyasu's spirit, and it's said his body as well, relocated to a newer Tōshōgū (shrine to T… https://t.co/YfacIAHt89
Smithsonian Magazine @SmithsonianMag - 2020-07-08
Spanning 92 feet across the Daiya River, the nearly 400-year-old Shinkyo Bridge serves as the sacred gateway to Nik… https://t.co/WdQmY80BRf
🎌 Donny Kimball 🎌 @donnyjkimball - 2020-07-03
Nikko isn't the only Toshogu Shrine in town! https://t.co/nXaOU6dvQy
SakuraHostelAsakusa @asakusa_hostel - 2020-07-02
He went to Nikko Toshogu Shrine by this small bicycle 🚲 😳💓It was so amazing!😂😂 #サクラホステル浅草 #浅草 #ホステル #東京 #国際交流 #旅… https://t.co/FtqUMmppc3
Kristen Abroad | Japan Travel Blogger @kristenabroad - 2020-06-30
Did you know Nikko's Toshogu Shrine isn't the only place to find decorative carvings? This is Chichibu Shrine, and… https://t.co/Vx7FbDvsMi
floyd johnson @floydjo09800059 - 2020-06-30
@sarahmoor @SketchesbyBoze I was in Nikkō and saw the Toshogu shrine in the late 60’s. I had no idea the “see, hear… https://t.co/Jl4CTCUXpF
Craig Ansibin @craigansibin - 2020-06-26
Simple ceremony of Karamon Gate’s closing by the shrine caretaker.
🇯🇵 Nikkō -… https://t.co/oTSJoBglbL
Manuel @manuel_mg - 2020-06-24
@tired_bison that's weird, I was in Nikko last November for work, and on the afternoon I had for sightseeing, I vis… https://t.co/YkG6LA6RZU
Craig Ansibin @craigansibin - 2020-06-23
Bell and taiko drum towers in Nikko. Originally used to tell the time for Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the two watchtower-… https://t.co/lnupeRdhga
Digital Cosmonaut 👨🏼‍🚀📷 @iamkosmonaut - 2020-06-22
My Grandparents also traveled far and wide - Machu Pitchu in 1961, the Tōshōgū Shrine in Nikko, Japan, and through… https://t.co/l8JCn7DwYl
Digital Cosmonaut 👨🏼‍🚀📷 @iamkosmonaut - 2020-06-22
My Grandparents also traveled far and wide - Machu Pitchu in 1961, the Tōshōgū Shrine in Nikko, Japan, and through… https://t.co/l8JCn7DwYl
Townii Adriano 🧩 @townii_adriano - 2020-06-18
Nikko Toshogu Shrine is a walking Time Machine... https://t.co/fout5CgGK9
National Building Museum @BuildingMuseum - 2020-06-10
Our A-Z continues… Y is for Yomeimon Gate at the Nikko Toshogu Shrine complex. Built in 1636, it has 500+ carvings… https://t.co/MRe7VZgdHI
Inbound Three-Way Satisfaction Japan @iTWSjapan - 2020-06-07
Toshogu shrine is dedicated to Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over… https://t.co/0L1LEgIFvH
Howard Stanbury @Howard_S - 2020-06-06
#MuseumsUnlocked reaches religious art. Here are some #dragons:
1 Ceiling panel at the Nikko Toshogu shrine; 2 Win… https://t.co/32R6aadmi5
Japan Consulate Miami @JapanCons_Miami - 2020-06-05
Nikko Toshogu Spring & Autumn Festivals
The Toshogu Shrine celebrates Japanese shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu with the Shun… https://t.co/92BNHsS7Bs
Japan Consulate Miami @JapanCons_Miami - 2020-06-03
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of great historical and artistic significance. Tokugawa… https://t.co/Rz68EZlIn8
Japan Gazette - Latest news from Japan. @JapanGazette - 2020-06-01
Tochigi Nikko World Heritage site of Toshogu Shrine, such as admission acceptance resume - Full Story:… https://t.co/H9nRT5Mboi
Lets_Go_To_Japan_NOW @LetsGo2JapanNOW - 2020-05-29
Tochigi is located north of Tokyo. The city of Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist for many centuries an… https://t.co/MHGTNeRIwW
nana || SolidS LOVE Junkie ♥️💜💛❤️💙🤍🐿️ @nanairomosaic - 2020-05-14
@enajiijelly The lyrics to Chronoah. Talk Got What Nick Auto Show Good = Shiki/John's way of Tokugawa Nikko Toshogu… https://t.co/HxT7t2EkOR
David Muttiah @dmuttiah - 2020-05-12
The Toshogu Shinto Shrine. This is a World Heritage Site and is designated a National Treasure of Japan.… https://t.co/hEt4wCzR8A
Inbound Three-Way Satisfaction Japan @iTWSjapan - 2020-05-09
Toshogu shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250… https://t.co/wB5HD0rGXo
Happy_Gold @HappyGold19 - 2020-05-03
I bought this sweet bun near Nikko-Toshogu (Nikko shrine). It was very good! The red bean paste in it was not too s… https://t.co/WSSlwNSLWW
Thibault Lloret @t_lloret - 2020-04-27
This stage is inspired by the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Japan


#Japan #shrine #pixelart… https://t.co/7QFpyj1Gsp
⚾ Japanese Baseball ⚾ @JapaneseBaseba4 - 2020-04-14
🏥 Nikko Toshogu is suspend to open to public during April 14 - 22.
Nikko Toshogu is the world heritage shrine in Ni… https://t.co/egZDWhq5xu
かわたる @kawataru_j - 2020-04-14
The world heritage shrine in Tochigi Pref, Nikko Futarasan and Nikko Toshogu are suspend to open to public during A… https://t.co/vu05vlBuqg
Inbound Three-Way Satisfaction Japan @iTWSjapan - 2020-04-10
Karamon Gate decorated with gold leafs. The Toshogu Shrine in Nikko? Non. It’s in Tokyo. PLS read the following blo… https://t.co/hm9nIBo817
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2020-04-04
Sleeping Cat of Nikko Toshogu Shrine by Hidari Jingoro (1594-1651) https://t.co/ed2Ozq59sT
Yasuo Nakajima @WDGN - 2020-03-29
Tokugawa Ieyasu was late at rest at Toshogu shrine. A beautiful collection of historical buildings surrounded by ab… https://t.co/8cO54Wynhw


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