World Heritage Nikkō Tōshō-gū

[Nikko] is located in Tochigi Prefecture northwest region, about only one hour away from Tokyo by car. There are many natural attractions and famous spot. Visitors familiar with Japan travel must know this place of interest. Today let me introduce the Nikko’s most famous attractions—【Nikkō Tōshō-gū】.


”Nikkō Tōshō-gū”, has been listed as a world heritage interest. It was built in 1617 year, belonging to the Tokugawa family temple, sacrifice is the Edo shogunate’s first generals Tokugawa Ieyasu. On May 17th and 18th each year, ”Nikkō Tōshō-gū” will hold a routine ceremony. At autumn, the trees on the surrounding mountains will become so red like fire, you can view a beautiful scenery.

Nikkō Tōshō-gū Museum


The “Nikkō Tōshō-gū Museum” collect and display the Tokugawa Ieyasu’s legacy, headed by the court and the generals of the great masters of offerings, sacrificial utensils.

Nikkō Tōshō-gū Art Museum


The ” Nikkō Tōshō-gū Art Museum” displays 100 Japanese paintings, such as wall paintings, old paintings and other art works.

Address 2301, Yamauchi, Nikko City, Tochigi

2301 Sannai, Nikkō-shi, Tochigi

Business hours 4/1~10/31 8:00~17:00

※11/1~3/31 8:00~16:00

Museum entrance fee Adults, high school student 1,000 yen,

Junior high school student 400 yen

Art Museum entrance fee Adults 800 yen

High school student 600 yen

Junior high school student 400 yen

Transportation Tobu Railway “Tobu Nikko Station” or JR East Japan’s Sunshine Station “Nikko Station”
Holiday There is no rest on regular days

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