Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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Photo: Steve Morton / JT

The Nikko Toshogu Shrine is arguably one of the most important religious sites in Japan and is located in the forests of Tochigi Prefecture. The shrine is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the samurai leader who united Japan in the early 1600s and the first ruler of the Tokugawa shogunate of the same name, which ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868.

Notice

Toshogu Shrine has been undergoing a wide-ranging renovation program since 2007 and is expected to last until March 2024. Works are gradual and isolated to avoid disruption, so it is likely the impact of any visit is minimal.

Overview

Address

2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi (Directions)

Hours

8:00 - 16:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 16:00
Thursday 8:00 - 16:00
Friday 8:00 - 16:00
Saturday 8:00 - 16:00
Sunday 8:00 - 16:00
Holidays 8:00 - 16:00

Price

¥1300 - ¥2100

Phone Number

0288-54-0560

Designations

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

General Amenities

  • Paid parking
  • Information Counter
  • Souvenir shop
  • Shops

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