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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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  • It is a very pleasant walk through the woods to this very picturesque site. As it takes a little more effort it is much quieter and no school parties! Very peaceful to stroll around taking in the shri...  more »
  • The mortuary of Tokugawa Ieyasu who was published. It was a hard impact. Futarasan shrine of sunlight Tosho-gu shrine near right next door, so stretch the legs it is good I think.
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  • The second of the main shrines in Nikko. Not as impressive or as big as Tosho-gu but still very worthwhile and in any case this is reflected in a significantly lower entry price. I would suggest that ...  more »
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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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