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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


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
𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚎𝚕 𝙾𝚛𝚊𝚑𝚊𝚖𝚖💗💛💙 @ChapelOrahamm - 2020-09-16
I've ended up playing several hours of Pokemon Go and reading a book on Shinto Shrines. That was amusing.

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'Liddle' Fuzzball' 栗庵 🏴‍☠️ @Buvvy_ - 2020-09-11
@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
Toshogu Shrine is the lavish final resting place of the most famous samurai leader Tokugawa Ieyasu, that ruled Japa… https://t.co/F91HZe4NDl
sunaug823tokyo @sunaug823tokyo - 2020-08-18
@JasmineKardde35 WOW🤩🤩 Nice of Nikko ”Kegon waterfall”🙏🤩🤩👍 It is near Toshogu Shrine⛩️🙏🤩🤩👍 @toshougunikko
Wellcome… https://t.co/coukTJqFWo
MATCHA @MATCHA_global - 2020-08-17
Nikko Toshogu Shrine - Complete Guide To A World Heritage Site Over 400 Years Old https://t.co/UXL9cHs0dg
🙈🙊🙉 @8xjQu2mevhAkZqD - 2020-08-15
@my3monkees @KamalaHarris @BarackObama @JoeBiden I found it by chance! Together, monkey. The sculpture is in a Ja… https://t.co/qinDIPuJR1
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.🌄
Photo Cred… https://t.co/DeHzsB9zeK
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

#photographer #PhotoOfTheDay #photograph #dailyphoto #photography… https://t.co/VyeboygSr4
GILLGILL @getem5420 - 2020-07-16
◆sleeping cat
There is a phrase in Zen: 'Sleeping cat child under a peony flower'. There is a theory that this is t… https://t.co/iOO2B6LiQX
Tokyo Weekender @Tokyo_Weekender - 2020-07-16
There's much more to this charming Tochigi town than the Three Wise Monkeys of Toshogu Shrine. https://t.co/GiQTQUfqGG #TravelResponsibly
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
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


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