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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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  • Close has cooked into pray inside, but the outside will do the paintings listed on the image. Outside, there are beautiful trees, the next photo shoot here to nearby parking lots are exploiting the water.
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  • This temple is undergoing a major reconstruction that started in 2002 and will be completed in 2018.However, for the portions that are open to the public, it is very worthwhile. Make the effort to wal...  more »
  • It is the largest temple in Nikko. It is also the first met in the ascent of the mountain covered with towering Cedars. This huge structure is not the most ornate. The visit, however, remains currently interesting. You can see the statues of the three mountain deities of Nikko, which are devoted to the Futarasan shrine and are regarded as Buddhist demonstrations. After climbing a multitude of markets of metal scaffolding, you surplomberez the huge building, which you will tour to an impressive height. Below you will see the carpenters at work. Currently coverage is not asked. Here, we become aware of the immensity of the task and we understand until 2020 to see completion.
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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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