Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine, and one of the famous world heritages in Japan. This year, it has been the 400th anniversary.
There is a tomb of “Ieyasu Tokugawa” who was the first “shogun” of Edo shogunate. You will find yourself in a solemn flame of mind when you stand in front of the tomb.
As you can see from the photo, there is a panel of carving of “Sanzaru”, well-known as three wise monkeys. Those gestures in this carving mean “See no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.” Many tourists take photos by making the same gestures like the three monkeys.
“Gojuno-to” (Five-Story Pagoda) are also famous.
You can rental a voice guidance device in English or Chinese. It is very useful to know the historical background of “Nikko-Toshogu”.
Also “Nikko” is one of the famous colored leaves spot. Many woods in “Nikko” has become colored, and it’s very wonderful!
The world heritage clothed in colored leaves is worth sightseeing.
(11/1～3/31: 8:00am to 4:00pm)
■Admission to Nikko Toshogu Shrine Only
Adults/ High School Students 1,300yen
Elementary /Middle School Students 450yen
2301 Sannai Nikko-shi Tochigi
Asakusa to Tobu Nikko （Kegon Limited Express）
Time required: Approx. 1 hour 50 min.
30 minute walk from JR or Tobu “Nikko Station”