Toshogu Shrine

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Name in Japanese: 日光東照宮
Area: Tochigi
Address: 2301 Sannai, Nikko-shi, Tochigi-ken [map]
Hours: 8am - 5pm (April to October), 8am - 4pm (November to March)
Admission: Adults: ¥1,300
Children: ¥450

Toshogu Shrine was the shrine of the Tokugawa clan during their mainly insular period of ruling Japan from 1603 to 1868. It is also a major tourist attraction located in the forested hills next to Nikko.

The admission price for adults (defined as high school age upwards) is ¥1,300. Elementary and middle school aged children are admitted for ¥450.

The rather steep entry price still doesn’t give you access to everything in the shrine complex. To enter the treasure room, you’ll have to lay down another ¥1,000 for grown-ups and ¥400 for kids. If you’re planning to visit both, you can get a combined “set ticket” for ¥2,100 – a saving of ¥200 over buying them separately.