The Beauty and Wonder of Tosho-gu

Enjoy the Magic of Nikko's World Heritage Site

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read


Toshogu Shrine has been undergoing a wide-ranging renovation program since 2007 and is expected to last until March 2024. Works are gradual and isolated to avoid disruption, so it is likely the impact of any visit is minimal.

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Even after visiting Tosho-gu Shrine in Nikko more than 15 times, I still enjoy its different faces, depending mainly on the season and time of day I go. 400 years ago, in a profound forest in the mountains of Nikko, huge numbers of artists and workers devoted themselves to the building of these brilliant structures. The structures have been maintained by the constant efforts of teams of specialists, and they continue to show us their dignified beauty today. When you visit Tosho-gu, you will find your own way of considering beauty from them (read more about Nikko on my blog).

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。