Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kanto  /  Tochigi Prefecture  /  Nikko  /  Nikko Tosho-gu

Nikko Tosho-gu, Nikko

4.4
#1 of 206 in Things to do in Nikko
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Nikko Tosho-gu, a Shinto temple that contains the burial place of Tokugawa Iyeasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Established in 1617, the shrine complex features lavish decorations, intricate woodcarvings, and elaborate pagodas. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the picturesque forest setting when roaming the complex, made up out of a number of buildings adorned with gold leaf and vibrant paint. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Nikko Tosho-gu and many more Nikko attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Nikko trip builder website.
Create an itinerary including Nikko Tosho-gu
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Nikko Tosho-gu reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
3,305 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful. It is really worth visiting if you are staying in Tokyo, only 2 hours away. Our kids - 8 and 10 also enjoyed it.  more »
  • First animals is sleeping cat that called NEMURI-NEKO.2 tree sparrow was back side the sleeping cat and that is to mean the peaceful years of the Edo period(1603-1868) Second animals are 3 wise...  more »
Google
  • Coming to this shrine in the winter is also a great idea because it is serene during the off-peak season. It is even better when it snows. That gives you a chance to really enjoy the shrine. If you are lucky, You may grasp a happy yet tranquil moment. That will be superb.
  • We were lucky to visit the Shine after snow fall to have the feel of winter in this famous world heritage site. The compound of this Shine is big and the buildings are very well preserved in each of the corner. Prepare to walk in on long and steep steps as the Shine is built on a hill. Visit in the early morning is a better strategy to avoid crowds from tour buses.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Nikko

See all ›
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Nikko

4.7
Duration: 8 hours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Nikko

4.1
Duration: 8 hours
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.4
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Nikko

See all ›
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Nikko

5.0
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Nearby attractions in Nikko

4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours