Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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This shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, has an extraordinary grandeur with imposing architectural beauty. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the compound hosts 55 structures including 8 National Treasures and 34 Important Cultural Properties. This is a very popular destination and is also considered a power spot where you can experience positive energy.

All the architectures, created by top-notch carpenters, craftsmen and wood-carvers from all over the country, show the extravagant beauty with gilded and lacquered ornate carvings in the early Edo period. The renowned Yomeimon Gate is the most ornate structure here and is dubbed the 'Sunset Gate', as it is said people never get tired of view this gate until sunset.

Other highlights include the elaborate wood carvings of sleeping cats and of three monkeys with each representing 'see no evil', 'speak no evil' and 'hear no evil' characteristics. You will find many other artworks that reflect wisdom and philosophy of the era.

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This shrine is a real breath-taking and magnificient structure in every aspect. Although it is the Shinto shrine, there exists five-story pagoda, Buddhist building, in its precincts due to syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism. Let us kno...

This shrine is a real breath-taking and magnificient structure in every aspect. Although it is the Shinto shrine, there exists five-story pagoda, Buddhist building, in its precincts due to syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism.

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