Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Shizuoka

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Pay a visit to the historic, spiritual, and strikingly ornamental Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, a Shinto shrine located on a mountain. Particularly well known as the burial place of the first Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate--the last feudal Japanese military government--the shrine was founded in 1617. The main hall and area for offerings represent two of the most notable structures of the shrine, designated National Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government. They feature ornate wood carvings, painted patterns over black lacquer, and gold leaf showing the colorful and vibrant style of the late Momoyama period. Using our world travel planner, Shizuoka attractions like Kunozan Toshogu Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    1156 stage from Mt. Kuno made the zig-zag staircase to climb. Nice view from the stairs! Sea Breeze is pleasant! I would recommend.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Suruga Bay, seen from the gates of one of the truly great. Ropeway if first of all those places I don't think, but if you have time to the entrance from gate a little down, slipping it rains there are is so easy to watch out, I feel the air is clear and the entry to the mausoleum, in a solemn atmosphere filled with the awesome power. Recommended to be taken early in the morning.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We had a tour which included a bus from main station in Shizuoka, from the top of the hills we got a 5 minutes trip with a cable car, and then we briefly climb to the temple to descend to the sea side...  more »

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