Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Sightseeing information about Kunozan Toshogu Shrine in Japan.

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This shinto shrine, located in the Shizuoka City, is the oldest of the Toshogu shrines which enshrine Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder and the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868). When Ieyasu died in 1616, he was buried on the peak of Mt. Kuno (Kuno-zan) first and later relocated to Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture by his will, and Kunozan Toshogun Shrine and Nikko Toshogun Shrine were built respectively. Kunozan Toshogu, which was built by the second shogun, Tokugawa Hidetada, features its briliantly colored Main Shrine Building (Sha-den) which is built in Gongen-Zukuri, a style of shrine architecture that flourished from the Momoyama to the early Edo periods and is designated as a national treasure. In the precincts there are also other buildings which are designated as important cultural properties including the Two Story Gate (Ro-mon), the Sacred Stable (Shinkyu) and the Kagura Hall (Kagura-den). The sword "Sanetsune", which Hidetada donated and is designated as a national treasure, is stored in the Kunozan Toshogu Museum and can be seen on occasions such as special exhibitions only.

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4.011 months ago

A really fun experience to take the ropeway over. Although cloudy when I visited, it still had great views of the ocean.

5.02 months ago

Amazing architecture! Such deep history and cultural treasure. Breathtakingly beautiful view from the ropeway en route to the shrine!

5.09 months ago

Stopping in Shimizu during our Japan cruise, Kunōzan Tōshōgu Shrine was on the top list of must visit place. We were not disappointed. With the limited time we had, we took a train to Shizuoka station, and bus directly to the ropeway station on the bottom of Kunōzan ( a direct bus from the Shimizu station to the Kunōzan is also available, but rather infrequent) . However, on the second visit last year we decided to take taxi directly from a same cruise terminal, and saved lots of time.

4.04 months ago

Apart from all the stairs climbing up, it is a great temple, beautiful structure

4.05 months ago

A very nice shrine built in 1617 for Ieyasu Tokugawa to be enshrined by the order of his son Hidetada. The shrine includes the main building which is designated as a national treasure as well as 13 other buildings designated as important cultural properties. Tokugawa was the first Shogun of the Edo period which lasted 265 years from 1603 to 1868. You have to take a cable car down to the shrine but it's worth the trip if you are staying in Shizuoka.

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