Taiyuimbyo Shrine, Nikko

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Part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko World Heritage Site, Taiyuimbyo 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 Taiyuimbyo Shrine and other attractions to your Nikko trip itinerary using our Nikko trip builder app .
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  • Taiyunbyo is an interesting temple as it is one of the few temples with multiple guardian gates, it was made with a mix of shinto and buddhist features, and it also has beautiful lanterns donated by f...  more »
  • I went from the opening to escape the groups and schooland and it's absolutely magical, this set of buildings surrounded by cedars is splendid Arguably the most beautiful visited during my trip to Japan.
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