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World Heritage Site:Shrines and Temples of Nikko

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Nikkō Tōshō-gū Shinto Shrine, Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple, and Nikko Futarasan jinja Shinto Shrine are part of The Shrines and Temples of Nikko, which is a recognized World Heritage Site. This site comprises a total of 103 historic buildings, including 9 national treasures, 94 important Cultural Properties, and the historic ruins in the surrounding area.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko City, Sannai
Business Hours ■Nikkō Tōshō-gū Shrine
  Apr. – Oct. / 9:00 –17:00
 Nov. – Mar. /9:00 –16:00

■Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple 
Apr. – Oct. / 8:00 –17:00
Nov. – Mar. /8:00 –16:00

■Nikko Futarasan Jinja
Apr. – Oct. / 8:00 –17:00
Nov. – Mar. /9:00 –16:00

 ※Reservations end 30 minutes before gate closure.
Days Closed for Business none
Price ■Nikkō Tōshō-gū Shrine
 High school students: 1,300 yen
Elementary/middle school students: 450 yen
■Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple (Hall of Three Buddhas)
 Adults: 400 yen
Elementary/middle school students: 200 yen

■Nikko Futarasan Jinja:
Shrine Gardens entrance fee 300
DIRECTIONS JR Tōbu-Nikkō Station
→ (About a 7-min bus ride) →
Nishisando bus stop → 7-min walk

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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