"The Three Monkeys" Nikko Things to Do Tip by mim95

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  See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil
by mim95

Probably the most famous wooden monkeys in Japan, and the most well-known attraction in Nikko. The lively wood carvings are located on the outside wall of the staple close to Omotemon Gate in the Toshogu Shrine complex.

There are 8 panels altogether, and the most famous one is the "See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil", a Buddhist teaching which means we won't be evil if we don't see, speak, or hear evil.

Directions: Inside Toshogu Shrine close to Omotemon Gate

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 18, 2007
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