Taiyuimbyo Shrine, Nikko

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Part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko World Heritage Site, Taiyuimbyo Shrine houses the mausoleum of Tokugawa Iemitsu, a 17th-century shogun famous for helping Japan resist European colonial influences. Administered by Rinno-ji Temple, the shrine is one of the Three Golden Temples of Japan, and features a mixture of Shinto and Buddhist influences. Gold and black with red framing, a number of exquisitely built and decorated rooms have designated as national treasures, with large ceiling paintings of dragons adding to their mystique. Statues of Deva kings guard the compound, with stone lamps placed around the entire complex. The mausoleum sits 30-40 minutes by foot from Tobu and Nikko stations. Add Taiyuimbyo Shrine and other attractions to your Nikko trip itinerary using our Nikko trip builder app .
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  • For me one of the best temples we have visited. He's one of the few who's not reforming at Nikko. Highly recommended
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  • It was a wonderfully orderly atmosphere, and the beauty of the atmosphere was different from Toshogu shrine. At the reception, I was not aware of the thick and trees, but the stairs continued until the main hall. There was also a high level, so far from the barrier-free, it was hard. The Stones on the stone steps were very slippery, and it was dangerous to hang on the railing.
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  • A team of temples combining Shintio and Buddhist elements (until the Meiji era was an almost norm). Amazing architecture and worth to spend even 1-2 hours
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