In the 8th century, the Buddhist priest Shōdō Shōnin founded the first temple at Nikko, the temple of Rinnō-ji, on his way to Mount Nantai. The village became a renowned Buddhist-Shinto religious centre, leading the renowned warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu to choose it as the site for his mausoleum.
Fra Nikko reiseguide
Next stop on our tour of Japan was the small town of Nikko , home of the World Heritage listed Nikko Shrine and Temple complex and the National Park. We were waiting for the hour long bus ride to our ...
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Japan Day 3 - Day Trip to Nikko Part 2
The first temple in Nikko was founded more than 1,200 years ago along the shores of the Daiya River. The Shrine and templa ecomplex at Nikko takes a good 4-5 hours to see completely. A Y1000 ticket ...
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