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.

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4.03 weeks ago

Unfortunately the temple was under construction at the time of visit (2019) but it was still open to visitors. The temple personnel is very helpful and friendly giving you guidance through the temple.

4.03 months 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.

4.03 months ago

This shrine was reconstructed few months ago. There are quite big statues of Buddha. Entrance fee is about 450¥.

3.04 months ago

The heavy construction really ruins the vibe. I recommend coming after all the work is done.

5.0a month ago

Nice place and peacefull the freedom....

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