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Rinno-ji, Nikko

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Explore the peaceful spiritual complex of Rinno-ji, built in 766 by a Buddhist monk deep in the mountains. Examine the intricate, ornate structure of the 15 remaining buildings, which hold many interesting artifacts. In the Three Buddha Hall, you'll find statues of Amida, Kannon with a thousand arms, and Kannon with a horse's head. Perhaps the biggest highlights are the serene Japanese gardens: take a seat among the manicured trees and precisely placed stones, and enjoy a moment of quiet reflection. To visit Rinno-ji and other attractions in Nikko, use our Nikko vacation planner.
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  • You could repair undergoing a long period of time, in Amitabha Buddha in 見remashita up to the 7th floor and looking from the top of the repair work. Wish to write a tag tree is positioned quite powerful, construction tour route and hundreds of years, as part of a roof may be stored, such as were written. It was 500 yen.
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  • The first of several sacred complexes along the hill near Nikko. First in order of ascent and first as a founding date. The main building inside, in the so-called Sanbutsudo, three large golden statues of the Buddha. Unfortunately it's the only thing worth seeing, although concealed behind an ancient wooden lattice and prohibited photographs. Because the rest of the temple is how boxed in an immense housing that protects the original structure from the weather while the renovation. The work will end in 2021. Good for health, bad for the tourist, from the outside does not see anything and in a little more. The entrance is cheap, and maybe to see the Buddha statues are worth. In any case, do not use more than 10 ' because there are great things, or rather more visible to see around
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  • When we were at Nikko was under restoration and, although open to visitors, it's accessible to 100% ... Found it charming the Zen Garden that's forehead (separate ticket)
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  • The entrance costs about 500yens, sadly the temple was being renovated until 2020 for the next Olympics but visiting it is still worth it ! Beware of the stairs.
  • Under renovation. June 2015. Still a lot to see and interesting to vitness how renovation is performed. Lots of other temples in the area as well.
  • As of June 2016, still completely enclosed in a rigid container building.
  • As of January 2013, the main temple is covered in a container building, and the main internal areas are hidden while they undergo conservation work. Still some treasures to be seen on the walk round, but if this is on your "must see" list, wait till renovations are complete. Having said that, there is still a huge amount to see in the complex as a whole.
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