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Yomeimon (Main Gate)

Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
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3 days ago
“They just renovated. It's just beautiful.”
13 Apr 2016
“Incredible Site”
Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you don't like crowds, avoid May. There were so many students visiting from all over Japan for their senior ritual excursions. People congregate around the gate before they go up the stairs. There is a power spot but need to ask local store people...More

Thank Yori O
Reviewed 13 April 2016

While the exterior of the main gate is undergoing restoration, it is still incredible and there is plenty to see.

Thank EmperorMax
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The gate itself is not visible due to the restoration underway. However, it is the entrance to the temple complex which is a must see when in Nikko.

1  Thank seafare74
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The ongoing renovation at Toshogu Shrine should not stop you from visiting the complex. The Yomeimon Gate cannot be appreciated though at least for another couple of years I have been told.

Thank beppo81
Reviewed 3 November 2015

When we visited the (Yomeimon) main gate was covered but still worth viewing all the surrounding buildings.

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A ver impressive gate that is definitely a must-see in Nikko. The temple area behind the gate is very large, and you can spend quite some time exploring it :)

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Unfortunately this gate was covered when we visited in Aug 2015 for repairs. The setting is wonderful and the buildings around it have really detailed carvings which can be appreciated.

Thank Don P
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This is one of the sites you have to see if you go to Nikko. Catch the tourist bus from the station and hop on and off at various stops. Although, many of the attractions are close together so you can get off at one...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Be aware that this gate is not available for viewing as it is being restored and is therefore covered up. This certainly should not discourage anyone from seeing the rest of the buildings around.

1  Thank hum1234
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This elaborate gate crafted with leaping lions and dragons was built for Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1634. There are over 400 carvings. It is also known as the sunset Gate. Below the front gable is an inscription by Emperor Gomizuo.

Thank Jolyon67
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