Japan
Nikkō Tōshō-gū

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  • Day14

    Tōshō-gū

    January 23, 2020 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Main site in Nikkō is the UNESCO word heritage temple Tōshō-gú, a lavish Shintō complex set in an idyllic natural setting was the place within which Tokugawa Ieyasu (who ruled Japan and established the first shogun and founder of Japan’s last feudal military government)- fascinating for a history buff. The site now sits as a shrine for him and his wife, both of which are buried in the complex on top of a large hill.

    The main sites at the complex are the five-stories pagoda, the grand Honji-dō (famous crying dragon) and many many more!
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  • Day55

    Temples of Nikko

    October 21, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Last world heritage site for what was an epic and long trip! Today we visited the Temples of Nikko, a collection of mountain temples in the city of Nikko, a couple of hours north of Tokyo by train. It's a pretty common daytrip for tourists in Tokyo so it was quite crowded (and also quite rainy, annoyingly), but the temples were quite nice nonetheless.Read more

  • Day5

    Weltkulturerbe Nikko

    July 26, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Was macht man, wenn es in der Stadt zu warm ist? Man fährt in die Berge oder geht in Museum. Bei mir waren es heute die Berge.
    Also auf nach Nikko zum Toshogu-Schrein, ein Shinto-Tempel, gebaut vom ersten Shogun. Auf dem Weg dahin noch vorbei an der "verbotenen Brücke". Danach noch in die Natur zum Chuzenji-See in etwas mehr als 1200 Meter (da ist es merklich kühler) und dann zu den 96 Meter hohen Kegon-Wasserfällen. Der Weg hoch und runter hat 48 Kurven, soviel wie das japanische Alphabet, daher sind diese danach benannt I-RO-HA-...
    Am Abend ging es über den Shinjuku-Bahnhof zurück, übrigens mit 3,6 Mio. Passagieren TÄGLICH mit Bombay der verkehrsreichste der Welt.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Nikkō Tōshō-gū, Nikko Tosho-gu