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Taiyuinbyo Shrine, Nikko

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Part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko World Heritage Site, Taiyuinbyo 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 Taiyuinbyo Shrine to your Nikko travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Nikko travel itinerary planner.
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  • Luxury in the bad sense following the building of East Toshogu Shrine say bad taste and all over Japan, Nikko Toshogu Shrine and the would be followed by the mausoleum of the founder. And third and got a little bit modest I think.
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  • The sanctuary is the mausoleum of shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, who built the Tosho-gu to the grandfather, the first of the dynasty. Also this sanctuary, as the Tosho-gu is beautiful, and aside from the first door at the base of the stairs, is not being restored. Placed in a more perpendicular to the Hill, is even more immersed in the greenery of its illustrious forerunner. Less pompous and colorful, but equally fascinating. You can join in the prayers, as always taking off her shoes, but you can't take pictures.
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  • I clean are terrible. Leaves the stairs if you go in the early morning hours, flying in the wind and it was clean. Is from the roof of the main building of Iemitsu's grave and remained pretty much snow, it was beautiful. Inuyasha statues of four was impressive.
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  • Every nice and worth to go!
  • At Nikko, really a well-organized site, magnificent statues and door with very interesting architectures. Views of a small private estate. Several signs on the history of the buildings. Temple at the top really beautiful, gets not to watch and the various sculptures and artistic pieces that adorn the gardens. Worth the trip to Nikko for 2 days, if you are in Tokyo.
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  • Ieyasu's mortuary while publishing.
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  • Tokugawa Ieyasu mortuary
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