This group of Buddhist temples of Sannai includes the biggest wooden structure in the Nikkozan area. The 38 constructions on the premises including the Sanbutsudo Hall with three giant Buddha statues, are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Gohan-shiki”, the rice-eating ceremony held at Rinnoji every year on the 2nd of April, is said to bring participants health and fortune. Do not miss the treasure house and the Japanese garden “Shoyoen” nearby. The “Shoyoen” is especially photogenic during the autumn leaves season.
|Address||2300 Sannai, Nikko-city, Tochigi|
|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.
|Directions||How to get there: By public transport: Take the Tobu bus from JR or Tobu Nikko station for Chuzenji Onsen or Yumoto Onsen, get off at “Shinkyo Bridge” bus stop and walk about 5 minutes.|