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Toshogu Shrine, Taito

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Step back into the early 17th century and witness Japan’s cultural history at Toshogu Shrine. Part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple consists of a dozen buildings including a restored, five-story, 17th-century pagoda, as well as the tomb of Leyasu, founder of Japan’s first shogunate. Buildings feature vibrantly colored decorations as well as an abundance of carvings, including that of three wise monkeys who see, hear, and speak no evil. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo tour planner, to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including Toshogu Shrine.
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  • A small old shrine with history and a lovely garden. You can walk around the outside and the rows and rows of stupas are interesting and great for photography. 
  • I went to Ueno Toshogu Shrine in the rain. Go seiyoken back alleys and old gate appeared. Side of the Causeway lined with large stone lantern. Very old. And Peony Garden in his left hand. Forward was muddy in rain, damp cobblestones and in front of the Golden Gate. So there is your hands. Windows of the Office put into his left hand and adults is 500 yen ya. Route at first, within a wall of Tosho-gu shrine before small shrines, it's a raccoon! The God of good luck. Well pray to go to. Toshogu Shrine in the mellow gold was renovated in the rain, keen to shine. Dragon ornament the walls of 透kashi彫, will set aside the bright colors. Nice to have good luck up the temple here.
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  • This place is great! The Japanese stone lanterns are amazing! So many of them! Many are 800 years old or more! Lots of people and lots of great Japanese culture! 
  • Breathtakingly beautiful shrine to see. Built in 1651, this shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. You can also see "the Flame of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" by the shrine and there are also many copper lanterns as well!
  • Small shrine with no access to its interior for 500 ¥ fee, but the building is very beautifully decorated with large amounts of gold foil. A must see on sunny days.
  • Interesting old golden shrine.
  • It is a large Palace. Sando and beautifully maintained. Nokyo-Sho, and are paid, there are two original nokyo-sho book. Miko was a very neutral.
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  • Nokyo-sho has been received. Good hand in to a young woman, I was surprised. Will push the buttons 🌼 medium format.
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