Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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Nikko Toshogu Shrine
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Arguably one of the most important religious sites in Japan, the Nikko Toshogu Shrine sits in the forests of Tochigi Prefecture. The shrine houses the spirit of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the samurai leader who united Japan in the early 1600s and became the first ruler of the eponymous Tokugawa Shogunate.


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.



2301 Sannai, Nikko, Tochigi (Map) (Directions)


8:00 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 17:00
Thursday 8:00 - 17:00
Friday 8:00 - 17:00
Saturday 8:00 - 17:00
Sunday 8:00 - 17:00
Holidays 8:00 - 17:00


¥1300 - ¥2100

Phone Number



General Amenities

  • Paid parking
  • Information Counter
  • Souvenir shop
  • Shops


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

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