World Heritage: Rinnoji Temple4.5
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
Airport/Sta.Fukushima Airport (about 90.9km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.0a week ago
This shrine was reconstructed few months ago. There are quite big statues of Buddha. Entrance fee is about 450¥.
3.02 weeks ago
The heavy construction really ruins the vibe. I recommend coming after all the work is done.
4.03 weeks ago
Nice place to walk around and feel the connection between buddhism and nature.
4.05 months ago
The museum is fully accessible but the garden is only partly wheelchair friendly.
5.0a year ago
Spectacular Buddhist temple enshrines huge Buddha, Bodhisattva and Vidya-raja statues. Enjoy my pilgrimage journey here.