Nikko Toshogu Shrine


World Cultural Heritage Sites very close to Tokyo

If you come to Guandong to visit world cultural heritage sites, where will you go in just one day?

The vast majority of people recommend Nikko, which can be visited on the same day and returned on the same day. With its long history and beautiful scenery, Nikko is one of the most popular destinations for elementary school students in the prefecture. You may not be familiar with the Nikko Dongshogu Palace or the first ranking general of the Tokugawa Shogunate, but if Ieyasu Tokugawa did come here, you should be familiar with it. Ieyasu’s last words were that he was buried here after his death and that he was worshipped as a god by his successors.


Only the history of the past

Although the magnificent Nikko Dongsho Tomb is revered by Ieyasu Tokugawa, its history can be traced back to the time of Minamoto no Yoritomo. The father of Minamoto no Yoritomo and Minamoto no Yicho built the predecessor of the Dongsho-temple in the early days of Mt.


Ieyasu Tokugawa has been deified

Ieyasu Tokugawa said in his last words: “His remains were buried at Mount Kunou, and after the first anniversary of his death, a small hall was built at Mount Nikko to worship him as a guardian deity for the eight provinces of Nikko and for all of Japan. In 1896, the first year of the Meiji Era, the Japanese Meiji Government issued the “Decree of Separation of Shinto and Buddhism”, which transformed the Kunou Dongsho Tomb into the Nikko Dongsho Tomb, which is now a shrine known to people today. The shrine is now a combination of the Futarasan Shrine and the temple, Niwara-zan Shrine, and the two shrines and one temple, Niwara-zan Temple and the temple, Niwara-zan Temple. The Dongsho-temple, a famous tourist attraction in Nikko, is now an essential part of the Nikko sightseeing tour.

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Peaceful Conquest

Some of the most famous of these are the “sleeping cats” and “three monkeys”, which are sculpted on the architecture of the Nikko Dongsho-temple, and can be seen throughout the building. The most famous of them are the “sleeping cat” and the “three monkeys”. And on the outer wall of the stable, which is also called “God’s stable”, there are the most famous three monkeys, who are the guardian gods of the stable.

Colorful architecture

Visitors to the Nikko Dongsha-temple will be deeply impressed by the colorful carvings of the Sunken Gate. Every detail is so detailed and beautifully sculpted that you will find yourself lost in the beauty of the sculptures every moment of the day. The Sunlit Gate is a beautiful and colorful sight to behold.

Overview of Nikko Travel


Overview of Nikko Trip


Looking at the sights

While there have been some of the most convenient routes to Nikko in the past, in recent years, Nikko has been included in the World Heritage Tourist Routes and other tourist routes, making it easier than ever to visit Nikko’s Dongshoji Temple. Of course, you can also take the Dobu Nikko Line or JR Nikko Line, or take one of the many direct buses to the Nikko Dongsho-temple, which is very convenient.

Self-drive tour

The Dongshaotai Palace has specialized parking lots, making self-drive tours very convenient. You can also take a car to visit other parts of the city. However, as the red light season arrives at the beginning of the year, tourists will be relieved and you will need to plan a good time to visit.

Address and telephone number






Location Address Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture 2301 Yamauchi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi</td
Telephone number 0288-54-0560 0288-54-0560
Gongsan Station Tobu Bashi, West Approach
Tobu Bashi, West Approach
Tobu Bashi, West Approach Tobu Bashi, West Approach</td
Recently Jitie Station Tobu Nikko Station, JR Nikko Station Tobu Nikko Station, JR Nikko Station</td
Transit Stations Yes Tobu Nikko Station, JR Nikko Station Yes</td National Holidays No holidays</td No holidays</td Time of worship April 1 to October 31 is from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm</td April 1 to October 31: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; November 1 to March 31: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Men’s Voucher</th

1,300 yuan for adults and high school and junior high school students, 450 yuan for junior high and elementary school students</td

Bathroom Yes</td Yes Adult and High School Student Public Pages Route Take the Tobu Bus from Tobu Nikko Station or JR Nikko Station, get off at the West Approach stop and walk about 8 minutes