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Nikko

Nikko is a small city at the entrance to the Nikko National Park. It is 78 miles (125 kilometers) directly north of Tokyo so it is a convenient day trip from the capital. It is most famous for the Toshogu Shrine, a lavishly decorated Shinto shrine that also houses the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder fo the Tokugawa Shogunate (Bakufu) that ruled Japan from 1603 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The shrine itself is dedicated to the spirits of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Toyotomi Hideyoshi (who reunited Japan in 1590 after several decades of civil war), and Minamoto Yoritomo (founder of the Kamakura Shogunate). The shrine complex consists of both Shinto and Buddhist buildings set in a beautiful forest.


Toshogu

Toshogu

Toshogu - The Three Monkeys

Toshogu - Yomeimon

Toshogu - Yomeimon

Toshogu - Yomeimon

Toshogu - Yomeimon

Toshogu - Yomeimon

Toshogu - Mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu

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