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Nikko World Heritage Site

 
Nikko World Heritage Site Nikko lies at the foot of Mt. Nyoho-san in the western part of Tochigi and it has developed as the temple town for Futara-san-jinja Shrine, Toshogu Shrine and Rin-no-ji Temple. There runs the Nikko-Suginamiki-Kaido (Nikko's Japanese- cedar-lined Road), which is designated as a natural monument and the city forms a part of the Nikko National Park. Toshogu Shrine is where the famous Shogun of the Edo Period in the 17th century, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was worshiped after his death. It became as luxurious and elaborate as it looks today when the grandson of Ieyasu, the third Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, reconstructed it with overwhelming luxuriousness. Rin-no-ji Temple was built in 766 and was developed from the 12th century to...
 

Nikko

 
Nikko Nikko is one of the most popular daytrips from Tokyo and among Japan's best-known tourist attractions. The shrines and the temples in the city, and above all the splendid Tosho-gu complex are often considered some of the best sights in the country. Many Japanese and foreigners familiar with the country recommend including Nikko in any first-time visit to Japan. The main attraction is the Tosho-gu shrine, built in the early 17th century as a mausoleum piece for the founder of the shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. More Chinese than Japanese in style, the complex's elaborate ornamentation is the result of Ieyasu's grandson, Iemitsu, who deemed the old structures insufficient for his grandfather's legacy. The complex was res...
 

 

 

 

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