What to Expect
It is said that there are mainly two religions in Japan, Shintoism and Buddhism. Shintoism is Japan's original religion and Buddhism was introduced to Japan via Korea and China in 6th century. In Nikko you can see many structures which demonstrate the syncretism of both of them, such as the Five-story Pagoda, normally found in Buddhist temples, which was restructured in 1818 and the Stone Torii Gate, one of the biggest in Japan. Torii gate is typical of Shinto shrine.