Rinnoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Rinnoji Temple in Japan.

World Heritage: Rinnoji Temple4.5

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Rinnoji in Nikko is a Tendai-sect temple erected in the 8th century. The temple was registered a National Historic Landmark in 1998 and listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, alongside with Toshogu Temple and Furarasan Shrine. This has been the center of faith in the region for more than 1200 years, and one day is not enough to see the whole site.

The main building, Sanbutsudo ('Three-Buddha Hall'), houses three Buddhist deities - Amida (Limitless Light), Senju-Kannon (goddess of mercy with a thousand arms) and Bato-Kannon (Kannon with a horse head). Shoyoen, a small Japanese garden dating back to the Edo period, is a great spot to view autumn colors.

PurposeFestivals,elderly,spiritual places,world heritage,nature,family,shrine/temple,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing
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5.03 months ago

Spectacular Buddhist temple enshrines huge Buddha, Bodhisattva and Vidya-raja statues. Enjoy my pilgrimage journey here.

3.0a year ago

This shrine is presently under renovation till 2020. It's fully covered under a huge metal shelter. But you can still visit it. There are big statues inside. Other than that I didn't find it really interesting.

5.02 years ago

Breath-taking views of the surrounding forest and shrines. Tranquil and sombre, definitely worth travelling to see form where ever you're staying in Japan. We were advised by an airhostess who used to live in Japan that it's a hidden gem for tourists but native Japanese people always go at some point in their lives.

2.011 months ago

Oh! traffic jam

4.0a year ago

close under renovation until 2020, will be back again!!

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