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Nikkō Tōshō-gū, Nikko

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Nikkō Tōshō-gū, 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. Before you head to Nikko, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nikko vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Nikko has to offer, including Nikkō Tōshō-gū.
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  • From Sun City Center are conveniently accessible. Parking is equipped with. Tokugawa Holy thing from Torii large and powerful. And Yang gate there's a gorgeous addition to overwhelmed, really impressive. When you come to the sun always want ideal
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  • This temple was the source of the monkeys: "see No evil," "hear No evil" and "don't speak evil" as teaching children. Moreover he's gorgeous! Not to be missed.
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  • Must visit place in Nikko. Many nice Japanese shrine building. Highlights are the three wise monkeys and the sleeping cat. But for my opinion, the best thing is how they keep green natural environment...  read more »
  • A must see place on your visit to Japan. Came here in December, it was cold but the perfect time as it was not crowded. We spent about 2 hours exploring the site, there are quite a lot of stairs to get around the various temples and shrines. A great place for photography and if you are interested in Buddhism. Overall a great day trip.
  • Very beautiful shrine complex, within a wonderful town of Nikko. Really beautiful mountain setting.
  • Gorgeous well preserved area with so much to see. Definitely a memory of a lifetime.
  • Finest Japanese artistry displayed in the temple, but be there early to avoid tons of tourist groups.
  • A great to place to visit during October and November. The Autumn leaves and very tall trees are a must see.
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