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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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  • Stone said the mountain Mt. Kuno to hate Japan ropeway, 1159-descended down. This is the first of Tosho-gu shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu,. By Ieyasu's dying wish "remains buried in Mt. Kuno of Suruga, zojo-ji Temple in Edo by the funeral paid the mortuary in Mikawa country daijuji, goes first and then build a ancient shimotsuke sunlight mountain, co, will adopt regarding Grove" (Kouichi plummeted diary than) with temples founded by the testator, the second Shogun Hidetada Park is. Said is Tosho-gu shrine after kunouzan Toshogu Shrine was a world cultural heritage site of Nikko Toshogu Shrine.
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  • It is a very showy, shade building. It is like just painted. It seems lame to go up the stairs towards the difficult. One step of the stairs. It was hard going down. If wide is not Shimizu gone haywire, please stop by all means.
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  • It is reached by the cable car Nihondaira for a price of 990 Yen (April 2017). It is a Shinto temple located on Mt. Kuno facing the sea over the city of Negoya 根古屋 (not to be confused with Nagoya). Here lies the deified spirit of the 1st shogun Tokugawa Yeyasu, it is also the oldest sanctuary tosho-gu of the Japan. On 17 April of every year is celebrated is the main festival of the sanctuary.
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