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Taiyuinbyo Shrine, Nikko

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is beautiful and well maintained. Certainly worth going. magical moss garden around and lots of metal lanterns. 
  • Beautiful place. Much peace and quiet. We got a cloudy day, but it was still beautiful. You pay for everything that is visited, but worth every penny.
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  • After a day in Nikko, unless you're really into the old temples and shrines, they'll start blending together on you. This one is pretty, like all the others. If you're in Nikko, it's easy to just wand...  read more »
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