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Nikko Tosho-gu, Nikko

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Pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Nikko Tosho-gu, a Shinto temple that contains the burial place of Tokugawa Iyeasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Established in 1617, the shrine complex features lavish decorations, intricate woodcarvings, and elaborate pagodas. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the picturesque forest setting when roaming the complex, made up out of a number of buildings adorned with gold leaf and vibrant paint. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Nikko Tosho-gu and many more Nikko attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Nikko trip builder website .
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  • I was newly painted and in I went. Nikko Toshogu Shrine for the first time. It was the thing to paint painted white looks nice from afar. Absolutely should go.
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  • Seeking not only renovations Tosho-gu shrine, once was I wanted, I went. Had never seen only on TV three wise monkeys and sleeping cat is actually seen, it was inspiring.
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  • Kid's wave sunlight Tosho-gu shrine. We have slowly visits free go early in the morning on weekdays. With the earphones, turned while studying, so clear and clean. Carving is beautiful and stunning.
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  • It’s awesome to see how ancient people built such a massive complex in the middle of a forest without destroying much of the nature. It also impressive to see so much detail in being put for its restoration work. The complex blends into the nature. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the overflowing tourists.
  • A rich culture experience of Buddhism and Shinto religion. The artistic one wood sculptures, Chinese zodiac influenced designs, dragon paintings, life stages depicted in monkey’s sculpture, candle lanterns, echo demonstration below the dragon mouth were few of the many highlights of this place.
  • Breathtaking shrine gates & buildings with elaborated sculptural ornaments. With colors recently being restored, they deliver the glory of the most powerful Shogun in Japan. The natural surrounding is beautiful, too.
  • A Shinto shrine established in the 1600s to enshrine Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. If you are visiting Japan, this is one of the historically and culturally important place to visit in Japan. Futarasan Shrine and Rinnō-ji, the Shrines and Temples of Nikko were nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also designated as National Treasures of Japan and Important Cultural Properties. The nearby attractions like Parks, mountainous landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails are popular spots. Though Nikko is beautiful in all seasons, I personally feel Nikko is breathtakingly beautiful and colorful in Autumn season. For international travelers there are discounted Railway passes available to enjoy this city surrounded by nature.
  • One of Japan's best shrines with its elaborate decoration. Well worth the visit despite the high entry cost. Avoid on a weekend as it's too crowded with tour groups.

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