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Taiyu-in Reibyō Mausoleum in Detail

A closer look at the tomb of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu

The Taiyu-in Reibyō is the shrine and mausoleum of Iemitsu, 3rd Tokugawa Shogun. Just a few minutes walk from the main Tosho-gu shrine in Nikko, the final resting place of Lord Tokugawa Iemitsu is an amazing example of Nikko-bori (Nikko wood carving style). Construction of the shrine was started in 1652. Today Taiyu-in is administered by the Rinnō-ji Temple and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Nikko. Although smaller than its neighboring Tosho-gō shrine, Taiyu-in is in no way lessened in its beauty. Taiyu-in is a stunning monument to the third lord of the Tokugawa dynasty. Take a closer look at the elaborate details, carvings, and color.

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