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Rinno-ji, Nikko

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.1/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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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  • Almost unique opportunity (that will last until 2020 I think) see the temple in detail with its impressive wooden structure during construction. You can also see the craftsmen in action - the carpenters with tools them of the old time. Yes, here we respect traditions. You can also approach meadow at the big 3 Buddhas already renovated. Instead of visiting in the morning to avoid the crowds during the visit.
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  • On the front grounds just inside the entrance is a kind-of-long temple building which I assume is the main building of the Temple, but that's the "only building" I saw at this temple (was on my way to...  read more »
  • So this was a little bit of a different type of temple visit because the temple was encased in a warehouse and undergoing renovation when we visited. Honestly, it was a neat experience; you can walk t...  read more »
  • 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 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.
  • Admission is 400 Yen, cheaper than normal in 2013 were restoring the temple. This metal and canvas covered by a structure. It is worth to get to appreciate the size of the temple, and works of art that contains.
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  • Beautiful temple in nikko city, I was pleasantly surprised all the temples visited in this city, I recommend making a visit of 1 day at nikko as minimum.
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  • 原為勝道上人於西元 1200年所建,至今仍是日本天台宗著名的聖地。以三佛堂而聞名,主殿是三尊巨大的木造金箔佛像,中間為阿彌陀如來佛,右邊是千手觀音,左邊是掌管獸界的馬頭觀音,故稱為「三佛堂」;日堂前石階的右方有一片珍貴的金剛櫻花林,每年4月下旬,雪白的櫻花盛開,氣氛芬芳,是日本政府指定的保護紀念物。
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