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Toshogu Shrine, Tokyo

4.1
#14 of 2,025 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Step back into the early 17th century and witness Japan’s cultural history at Toshogu Shrine. Part of the Shrines and Temples of Nikko UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple consists of a dozen buildings including a restored, five-story, 17th-century pagoda, as well as the tomb of Leyasu, founder of Japan’s first shogunate. Buildings feature vibrantly colored decorations as well as an abundance of carvings, including that of three wise monkeys who see, hear, and speak no evil. Plan my trip to Tokyo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • This is a Toshogu, which is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of Edo shogunate. Although this one is not so famous as a Toshogu in Nikko, the beauty of the main building deserves attention...  more »
  • Well worth a visit even though there wasn’t any flowers really out. It’s a quiet and peaceful place and found the whole area somewhere to just chill out and soak up Japan. A photographers dream...  more »
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  • This is one of the first shrines I visited during my maiden voyage to Japan. These shrines hold a special place in my heart and I do my best to say hello to them every time I visit. I also try to buy an omamori when I visit. Visit at around 9:00/10:00 AM to catch the shrine priestesses manning the shrine store and purchase the 'omamori'.
  • Well worth a visit even though there wasn’t any flowers really out. It’s a quiet and peaceful place and found the whole area somewhere to just chill out and soak up Japan. A photographers dream. Wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly. Kids will enjoy this place as well. Really enjoyed the surrounding temple, the copper lanterns and all the beautiful offerings. The shrine was stunning and spent nearly an hour here.

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