|Shrines and Temples of Nikko
|2301, Sannai, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture
|8:00~17:00(April to October)
8:00~16:00(November to March)
Nikko is a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park. It is famous for the Toshogu, the shrine and tomb of Tokugawa Ieyasu the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The shrine, built in the 17th century, is lavishly decorated and located in beautiful natural surroundings.
The area has been a place of Shinto and Buddhist worship long before Toshugu was built and the Nikko National Park is a place of wonderful natural beauty with its mountain scenery, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails. The autumn colours are particularly vivid, starting in the mountains in October and descending to Nikko town by mid-November.
The shrines and temples of Nikko in their architectural style, artistic decoration and integration with the landscape are examples of human genius. The style of architecture at Nikko represents the peak of expression and was influential throughout Japan.
The shrines and temples of Nikko are also great examples of religious expression of the sacredness of nature especially the mountains and forests, existing in close relationship with humans and informs the religious practice in contemporary Japanese society.
We can provide professional interpreters who have a guide-interpreter license at your request.
The tour guide interpreters have accurate knoeledge about Japanese culture, tradition and other points of interest.