Nikkō Tōshō-gū, Nikko

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Nikkō Tōshō-gū and many more Nikko attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Nikko trip builder website .
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  • Park was waiting for about 30 minutes in car park was full of people. Toshogu Shrine first, from the parking lot went on the preferred East Toshogu Shrine Treasure Museum set ticket for what you get. 1 first exhibition is Southeast Asian iyozaneokegawagusoku with the presence of this great! 見惚remasu ☆ enjoy is more about exhibit fewer and too good anime is instead ★ Toshogu Shrine is foreigner often? Manor is no problem stone staircase more than 200 steps to the okumiya they have a solemn atmosphere, ladies and gentlemen, to be honest, painful. But, the fun, the 5-year-old children stories.
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  • Should definitely look at this beautiful place .... We are not properly planned time of two hours, this is a great little watched only one church ...
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  • This temple is a spectacular building which is currently encased in a 7-story metal structure so that refurbishment can be completed (see associated picture). Most of the artifacts can be viewed, and ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brilliant palace that used lots of golden to decorate. It was built in 1615 during 江戶幕府 generation and maintained so well.
  • No trip to Japan would be complete without visiting one of the most iconic temple shrines in Japan. Great for an all-day outing with family and friends. I do not recommend baby strollers.
  • Nikko Tosho-gu is one of my favorite place in all of Japan. The Shinto shrine is elaborate and beautifully designed. The natural beauty of the area is breath-taking. A magnificent, green, mountain forest filled with giant, ancient trees and rocks, and the flowing river. The experience will be one that you'll never forget.

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Rich in history, culture, and nature, you'll be pleased to find that Nikko also boasts a rich variety of accommodations. Competition may be pretty fierce at peak times, but make your reservation early and you'll be able to find somewhere to sleep that suits your style. Luxury hotels and boutiques with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) never stray too far from the river, while hostels and guesthouses tend to be tucked away on side streets, and up in the north of town. Mid-range and standard hotels lie close to the main train stations and by the main plazas.
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