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Nikko Tosho-gu, Nikko

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Pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Nikko Tosho-gu, a Shinto temple that contains the burial place of Tokugawa Iyeasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Established in 1617, the shrine complex features lavish decorations, intricate woodcarvings, and elaborate pagodas. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the picturesque forest setting when roaming the complex, made up out of a number of buildings adorned with gold leaf and vibrant paint. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Nikko Tosho-gu and many more Nikko attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Nikko trip builder website .
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  • After the visit to Rinoji Temple, he climbed a gentle approach. On the way, there was a sign board at an altitude of 634 m. Yes, i climbed to the same height as Tokyo Sky Tree. I came to nikko toshogu entrance, but to visit here is the first time in decades since the school trip of the elementary school, i feel the illusion that i will be revived to the self of the shaved days. Toshogu admission tickets were available for 1300-e-money transfers and passmo. Now the top of this stairs is the main gate. This time of year was the peak of the school trip, and a lot of children visited. There was a poor person of the sport cut in that, too. I had forgotten that there was a stables and three monkeys in this square. There is a sculpture of the monkey in the shinto stables from the place where the monkey is said to protect the horse for a long time. There are eight sculptures of monkeys, and they are stabbed in the wind for the rest of human life. Among them, the sculpture of the three monkeys of "Not to see, to say, to hear" is famous. I happened to listen to the story of a guide who was on a school trip, but at that time I don't remember anything at all, 00-chan of the kasmate. It doesn't even come out in front of me. The three monkeys, famous for "don't see, say, don't listen," were said to be "evil, don't listen, don't listen" and now they think about what teachers wanted to tell their children on their school trip.
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  • I visited at ten o'clock on Sunday. The parking lot was still empty, but the ticket office was lined up. It is a vending machine that can use electronic money of the traffic system, but it is "adult and high school student" and the display was difficult to understand for a moment. There were a lot of elementary school students on the school trip, and it was very crowded, but it was not so long that the waiting time was long. It is full of highlights such as the famous Yangming gate, such as brilliant, gorgeous, and brilliant. The song dragon is impressive, and the guide's monk He was also fluent in English. At the end of the explanation, I thought that the sales talk of suzu's amulet symbolized the standing position of this shrine and temple.
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  • Amazing. Visiting it seems the must for temple lovers or someone who come to Nikko. I have been to Kyoto and Nara twice but I'm still amazed by the temple. The structure of the temple are just amazing. Also went to a temple where the staff demonstrated there will be only echo under the head of dragon and witnessing it was a must during the visit. Also visited the museum to understand the history of temple. Spent two hours and it was great. It may seem commercialized but I was okay with it
  • A very lavish, commercialized mausoleum with a hefty entry fee (1300 yen) and several shops inside selling the usual shrine stuff. Great architecture and carvings that can take an hour or so to appreciate. It's just not very nice when the place gets crowded with schoolkids and tour groups that destroy what little peace there is. Overall interesting but again, too commercialized.
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