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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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  • 江戸幕府三代目将軍である徳川家光を祀った霊廟である。彼の遺言では、祖父である徳川家康を祀る日光東照宮を超えないように地味な廟にするように、ということであるが、それでも各建物の梁や柱などの細部に至るまで緻密な彫刻は、豪華絢爛というに相応しい。 日光東照宮にある『見ざる聞かざる言わざる』や『眠り猫』のような、名物スポットとなり得るようなユニークな彫刻作品は少ないため(仁王門の仁王像は、色合いも豪華で見...  more
    江戸幕府三代目将軍である徳川家光を祀った霊廟である。彼の遺言では、祖父である徳川家康を祀る日光東照宮を超えないように地味な廟にするように、ということであるが、それでも各建物の梁や柱などの細部に至るまで緻密な彫刻は、豪華絢爛というに相応しい。 日光東照宮にある『見ざる聞かざる言わざる』や『眠り猫』のような、名物スポットとなり得るようなユニークな彫刻作品は少ないため(仁王門の仁王像は、色合いも豪華で見...  more »
  • Amazing shire, lots of detail and very well preserved. It is so interesting to see the whole place and walk around 
    Amazing shire, lots of detail and very well preserved. It is so interesting to see the whole place and walk around  more »

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