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Takinoo Shrine

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Address: 2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
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滝尾神社・瀧尾神社 - Takinou Shrine

So I went to Nikkou, finally. This shrine was not very popular but it is very interesting. From Toushouguu it's a kilometer hike along a difficult stone path. I had loads of fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe because of the great reviews, I had too high of expectations for Takinoo shrine. Some things to keep in mind: 1. The walk is a little far from the main shrine area. This is a good thing in that it means a lot fewer people will come here. But it also means you're going to be walking an extra... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

So I went to Nikkou, finally. This shrine was not very popular but it is very interesting. From Toushouguu it's a kilometer hike along a difficult stone path. I had loads of fun though. Takinou Jinja is a very mysterious shrine with many blessings to bestow. 瀧尾神社 - if the old Kanji is anything to go by then the Shrine... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

If your tired of the crowds and the expansive gaudiness of the big shrines, look for this place. While not easy to find at first by any map, it is a local gem. Walking up to it, one passes through a primeval forest with waterfalls and ancient trees. Passing through this place, you feel as if you've stepped back in... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

After visiting Tosho-gu and Taiyun-byo, we decided to visit Takinoo shrine. It was a quiet 30 minute uphill walk trough the woods via a stone path to the left of Futara shrine. We saw 6 more tourists trough the path. When we arrived to the shrine we were alone. The shrine is a small, humble shrine, dedicated to a female... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Nice hike in the forest. The shrine is quit (the crowds didn't find it) and lies beautiful in the nature. Worth the hike! Free.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We did two things in Nikko which really blew our mind. Takinoo Shrine was one of the two things (the other one was an excursion to Lake Chuzenji). The temples at the heart of the world heritage site are completely crowded and overrun by people. Takinoo Shrine in comparison was quiet, serene and we had it essentially to ourselves (there... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Please can signage to this glorious trail be upgraded ? What a relief to find a cobbled stone path away from the crowds at the shrine to escape to. Huge cedar trees mosses and ferns lined the pathway up. Autumn colours added to the experience . Less strenuous of course going down . A highlight of our visit to Nikko

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Thank melbourneros
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

I loved the trail up to Takinoo shrine! It's really quiet (probably due to some walking up a hill being involved...) so a complete reversal if you've just come from Toshogu (which we visited beforehand). We were alone the majority of the time, came across just a couple of other people. Make sure you grab a map of the trail... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

เป็นศาลเจ้าที่อยู่ลึกเข้าไปจากแหล่งมรดกโลก ไม่ค่อยมีนักท่องเที่ยวภายนอกเดินไปถึงซักเท่าไหร่ แต่เมื่อไปถึงจะได้เห็นความงามของศาลและอาคารประกอบส่วนต่างๆ ที่มีความงดงามตามแบบญี่ปุ่น ประตูเค้าวัดนี้มีเกร็ดอยู่ว่า ถ้าใครมาอธิฐานแล้วโยนหินลอดรูบนประตูเข้าศาลเจ้าได้ สิ่งที่อธิฐานจะเป็นจริง The shrine where locate on the north of world heritage site. This place had no crowd of tourist. Many of building are interesting in this shirne. There are the story that you pray for your wish so you throw the little stone to pass the hole on the door shrine. Your wish will... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Well this shrine was quite beautiful, the three divine trees are there which were replanted after it was believed that the gods were upset because they were cut down a long time ago. The whole area that the shrine is in is pretty nice. There is a waterfall at the bottom of the stairs. Also as you walk through the... More 

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