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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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  • Regal as a building of the early Edo period. Have something where you will find natural water wells, the water is incredibly, is delicious.
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  • Ieyasu mortuary in Vevo premiere, there was a large turnout. Several times up the long stairs and pass through the gate a few times is a magnificent show up. Mortuary itself sits in the back of the sanctuary, so can't see clearly but expanded before the exhibit. Inside is prohibited, but were told by explanation of the hamaya of good luck for the new year. And that description is too well, many teeming gold arrow (¥ 3000).
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  • In the mountainous forest of Nikko, this Sanctuary is dedicated to Tokugawa Iemitsu; third Shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty founded by Ieyasu, his illustrious grandfather. More modest than the many books honoring the first Shogun, this temple looks more Buddhist than Shinto is nevertheless remarkable. NB: Taiyuin is the posthumous name of Iemitsu.
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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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