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Takinoo Shrine

2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0535
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Escape the crowds

Well this shrine was quite beautiful, the three divine trees are there which were replanted after... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Melbourne, Australia
Excellent Hike

This was one of our favorites. It's a bit of a hike up to the shrine, which isn't highlighted by... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2015
Phoenix, Arizona
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2310-1 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
+81 288-54-0535

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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...More

Thank cmaloney27
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This was one of our favorites. It's a bit of a hike up to the shrine, which isn't highlighted by many of the tourist info, but well worth it. A slippery rock path leads you beyond the crowds, by waterfalls, and eventually up to the...More

1  Thank jpdillin
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

After reading other reviews, I knew I had to make the trek. The hike was absolutely beautiful through the lush forest along a boulder path. Once arriving to the shrine, we were the only people there.

Thank granviajerodelmundo
Reviewed 19 May 2015

After the disappointment of the touristy, highly commercialized and frankly boring Toshogu Shrine, Takinoo Shrine - more accurately Takino'o Walking Path - saved the day. Nobody knows about it - I found out from the staff at my guesthouse - so it was nearly deserted....More

3  Thank Devulous
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

After visiting the shrine we walked through the first to takinoo. It only took around 25 min and was very easy. Very scenic and peaceful. You can walk back the same way or along the road back to Nikko.

Thank AlanMerrins
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is a total contrast to the grand & fancy monuments near the town. You need to walk 2-3 Km uphill on a stone path thru a magnificent forest, with streams, trees & miniature shrines & statutes along the way. While the town was packed...More

Thank Eerz
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

We spent quite a lot of time looking for it, mainly because the address stated here is incorrect. You have to go up the hill for about half an hour from the the bridge, but its totally worth it. Unlike the other ones, who are...More

2  Thank LeeFeldman
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We took a hike from our hotel by the bridge to come up and see this (and the others), and this one was really worth the walk. Compared to the more famous shrine and temple just down the road, this had maybe one other couple,...More

1  Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Most of the grand temples at Nikko are down at the base of the hill, easily accessible. This shrine, by contrast, is tucked up a not unsubstantial climb on a stone path. The path is old and not the smoothest of walks, and I expect...More

3  Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Beautiful shrine and surrounds but in winter and early spring while there's still snow around, beware that the path can be slippery and treacherous, not to mention hard to find (and we had a Japanese friend with us!). The return 5km circuit took us almost...More

Thank BlackBeauty77
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