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.
4.03 weeks ago
Requires payment. Lots of construction going on. Very busy. Massive gold coated wooden buddha statues. and obligatory tourist shop items in the way out. Not much in English but still worth looking at. No photos allowed inside.
4.0a month ago
This shrine was reconstructed few months ago. There are quite big statues of Buddha. Entrance fee is about 450¥.
3.0a month ago
The heavy construction really ruins the vibe. I recommend coming after all the work is done.
4.02 months ago
Nice place to walk around and feel the connection between buddhism and nature.
4.06 months ago
The museum is fully accessible but the garden is only partly wheelchair friendly.