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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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  • After getting down from the Kegon waterfall by bus with route t covered with snow two side. The path bends to bend, but beautiful and feel confident in the driver Stop the Bus down overboard 9 little hike to the it boost the third afternoon. Measure off four o'clock Take a walk, go to the temple to rainy drizzle very beautiful insanity. The photo was taken can compare with the eyes that we see. One hour is not nearly enough.
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  • Gorgeous location and setting, but unfortunately at the moment it is covered up by scaffolding. Still worth the trek to explore the surrounding area, and you can still find out about the significance ...  more »
  • Second most famous temple in Nikko. Pity that part of it was under reconstruction, but its nice that they take care of their sites 
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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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