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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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  • Rinnoji Temple is the most important of Nikko. Founded by Shodo Shonin, the monk who introduced Buddhism in Nikko in the 8 century. The main Sanbutsudo Temple is under construction until March 2019.
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  • It is a large temple in front of Toshogu Shrine. 3 Buddhist temple named the temple, such as Amitabha Buddha are enshrined. Was able to visit the Buddha statue in nearby instead, is not currently under renovation of its 3.
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  • Think how precious is being repaired, this temporary state is seen and visited. Truly global architectural restoration, temporary fence, not even looks like one big Bill, was a sight to see. On the wall is the charm. Memorial for? Was visited by bus on weekdays though many tourists, but most of them is the foreign tourists. Ask the worldwide popularity of the sunlight. I finished the repair and "production" enjoyed go?.
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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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