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Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple

A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
  • A Buddhist temple praying for world peace
The history of the Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple started over 1250 years ago, 

when Shodo Shonin (Saint Shodo), who firstly served as the head priest of Nikko, founded the Shihonryuji Temple.

Sanbutsudo Hall, is one of the largest wooden architectures in Nikkosan, and houses Buddhist statues

respectively symbolizing honchibutsu (original Buddhist divinity),of the holy three mountains in Nikko, 

such as Senju-Kannon (Kannon with a thousand arms: honchibutsu of Mt. Nantai), 

Amidanyorai (Amitabha Tathagata: honchibutsu of Mt. Nyoho), 

and Bato-Kannon (Kannon with a horse head: honchibutsu of Mt. Taro), are 8m tall.  

Basic Information

Address 2300 Sannai, Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-54-0531
Website http://www.rinnoji.or.jp/
Business Hours 08:00-17:00 (April to October)
08:00-16:00 (November to March)
*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time throughout the year.
Price Rinnoji tample Sanbutsudo hall
Adult 400yen Child 200yen

Taiyuin temple
Adult 550yen Child 250yen

Combined ticket for Rinnoji temple and Taiyuin temple
Adult 900yen Child 400yen
DirectionsBy public transport :
Take the bus from JR or Tobu Nikko station bound for the world heritage 10 minutes, get off at (82)Shodo shonin zo mae bus stop.

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