Nikko’s Toshogu Shrine

Fine carvings and immaculate structures

By Steve Morton    - 1 min read

It would be hard to visit Nikko without seeing at least one of the world heritage sites for which this city is famous. This is a predicament I found myself in when passing the grand gates of the lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine where I decided to cough up the hefty 1,300 Yen entrance fee.

Dedicated to Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1617, (the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate), Toshogu Shrine rightfully achieved UNESCO recognition in 1999.

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Steve Morton

Steve Morton @steve.morton138

Long-term resident of Yokohama interested in getting out and seeing what this great country has to offer. I enjoy doing new things and traveling on a streamlined budget guaranteed to make any self-respecting local gulp.When not too busy, I like eating and attempting to not get lost while looking at Japanese tourist maps