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2300 Sannai, Nikko 321-1431, Tochigi Prefecture
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Don't be put off by the title to my review, all of the Shrines at the Nikko UNESCO World Heritage site are pretty amazing, but out of them all the Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple was my least favourite. Rinnoji is a Tendai Buddhist temple on a site that dates back to the year 766 and
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This is the first temple you arrive at after you start the climb up the 5km trek that will ulmately leave a lasting effect on you.
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As one of the Nikko’s World Heritage Site Temple, the Rinno-Ji Temple is worth the visit as it’s a great place to walk around and get to know more about this Buddhist Temple. There is an admission fee to see the temples. Moreover there are a few small shops and restaurants
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Rinnoji is untypical in style to other temples in Japan and for me was one of the most memorable. The intricate carvings of animals are greatly prized and the use of colour makes the buildings stand out from the forest around them.The setting is stunning particularly in autumn
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Rinnoji is a Buddhist temple in Nikko, and its renovated Sanbutsudo is a must visit. Unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures inside. Daiyuin, a mausoleum of Shogun Iemitsu, belongs to this temple. So, you can buy a combo tickets for these two places.
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