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Tachiki Kannon,Nikkosan Chuzenji Temple

This branch temple of Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple was founded in 784 by Shodo, the first head priest of Nikko. The wooden statue for which it’s named—which represents Kannon, the thousand-armed goddess of mercy—is said to have been carved by Shodo himself. The temple is also home to several historically significant Buddha statues. It is also the 18th stop on the 33 Kannon Temple Bando Pilgrimage route, so many pilgrims visit to see it.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 2578 Nikko, Chugushi
Telephone Number 0288-55-0013
Website https://www.visitnikko.jp/en/spots/tachiki-kannon-nikkosan-chuzenji-temple/
Business Hours April-October: 08:00~17:00, November&March: 08:00~16:00, December-February: 08:30~15:30, (Last entry 30 minutes before close)
Days Closed for Business Open year round
Price Adult 500 yen Child 200 yen
Map Code 947 239 311*60

Nikko Area

The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.

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