Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Category: Shrine / temple
Area: Nikko

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Detail

Nikko Toshogu Shrine, in the city of Nikko, Tochigi, was founded in 1617 to enshrine Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu was the founder of the Tokugawa government, and this shrine was made in honor of him. The shrine was re-built in 1636, and has not been changed since then.
There are 8 buildings on the shrine grounds that are designated as national treasures, such as the Yomeimon Gate. 34 other buildings are designated as important cultural properties, like the Shinkyusha, which is famous for the depiction of the three monkeys. 
At the exhibit in the shrine grounds, there are displays of goods used by Tokugawa Ieyasu himself, such as hanging scrolls and works of art. 

Information

Address
2301 Sannai, Nikko-shi, Tochigi
Phone
0288-54-0560
Hours
Apr. 1 to Oct. 31: 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. (last entry at 4:30p.m.)
Nov. 1 to Mar. 31: 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (last entry at 3:30p.m.)
Closed
Open year-round
Fee
High school students and above: ¥1,300
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥1,300
Credit Card
Unaccepted
Guide
Audio guides available
【Japanese (Adult ver./children ver.), English and Chinese】
Fees: ¥500
Where: at the main gate
Rental times: 
 -Apr. to Oct.: 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
 -Nov. to Mar.: 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Access

  • FromTobu Nikko Station
    【Tobu Nikko Sta.】World Heritage Sightseeing Bus
    →【Omotesando Bus Stop】→ about a 5-minute walk
  • FromAsakusa Station
    【Asakusa Sta.】Tobu Limited Express Kegon / for Tobu Nikko
    →【Tobu Nikko Sta.】World Heritage Sightseeing Bus
    →【Omotesando Bus Stop】→ about a 5-minute walk
  • FromShinjuku Station
    【Shinjuku Sta.】Nikko・Kinugawa・Spacia Limited Express / for Tobu Nikko
    →【Tobu Nikko Sta.】World Heritage Sightseeing Bus
    →【Omotesando Bus Stop】→ about a 5-minute walk
  • FromNarita Airport
    【Narita Airport】Keisei Narita Sky Access Limited Express / for Keisei Ueno
    →【Aoto Sta.】Keisei Oshiage Line / for Misakiguchi
    →【Asakusa Sta.】Tobu Limited Express Kegon / for Tobu Nikko
    →【Tobu Nikko Sta.】World Heritage Sightseeing Bus
    →【Omotesando Bus Stop】→ about a 5-minute walk
Category: Shrine / temple
Area: Nikko