Rinno-ji Temple, Nikko

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Explore the peaceful spiritual complex of Rinno-ji Temple, 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. Plan to visit Rinno-ji Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nikko attractions using our Nikko trip tool .
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  • Nikko Sanwano-ji Temple is registered as a World Heritage Site as a "Shrine temple of Nikko", and it is called "Two Shrines One Temple" in conjunction with this temple, Toshogu Shrine, and Niarayama Shrine. More than 1,200 years ago, Katsumichi Kamito, the founder of Nikko Kaizan, built Four Ryuji Temple. The "Sanbutsudo", a temple that surrounds the main buddha of Nikko Sanzan, is a wooden structure that boasts the largest scale of Mt. Nikko. The guide said that the temple was built in order to hold down The Edo Castle imperial palace and Ieyasu to hold down the north, but the temple was founded in the Nara period.
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  • The tokugawa family's tomb was thought to be Zojo-ji Temple, but the temple that becomes the tomb of Mitsuko Yamaya, the third shogun, was Anoji Temple. We need to know more about history. It is full of jojodo, Daisei-in, Sanbutsu-do and highlights.
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  • I was there when heavy snowfall so its fantastic memory
  • Good to visit now although it's under renovation
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