Half Day Ancient Nikko Highlights

Nikko, Central Honshu Mountains, Japan

Enjoy the religious and cultural highlights of Nikko and visit Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine and the Rinnoji Temple in a 3 hours tour.

Visit the highlights of Nikko today. It is the religious centre for Shinto and Buddhist worship for centuries, and boasts beautiful scenery, hiking trails and beautiful traditional architecture of the many temples and shrines.

Drive into Nikko via Cedar Avenue, a street in Nikko lined with thousands of cedar trees to welcome guests into Nikko. Enjoy a 3 hours tour and visit Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko Futarasan Shrine and Rinnoji Temple.

Tucked in the beautiful forest lies Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a lavishly decored shrine consisting of a dozen buildings and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of Tokugawa Shogunate and ruler of Japan for over 250 years. Next to it is the Nikko Futarasan Shrine, whch preserves an ancient Shinto practice of worshipping the mountains. Head to Rinnoji Temple, a Buddhist temple founded by the first Buddhist monk who introduced the religion to Nikko during the 8th century.

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